Originally Posted by oooooomonkey
You get to upgrade your units as you get further in so they can become men at arms and proper archers etc.
it is really hard though I've done quite a bit of grinding the side missions to upgrade my troops and level them up to give them some skills.
I just figured it out peasants can be upgraded to light infantry and heavy infantry in the arm our upgrade tab. Actually for pretty cheap to. This is going to totally change things for me. I might be able to get some progress now.