Two-handed swordsmen are offensive units that are ideal against ranged defenders. It is not recommended to use these soldiers for defense as they are weak in that aspect. They may be recruited out of a level 4 barracks or by completing mercenary missions at lower levels. They can also be found in a daily log in bonus. They are expensive to recruit, slow (the slowest troop in the game), and also take a long time. It is worth it having a large number of them until around level 40, when you can use the Knight of the Kingsguard (who is MUCH faster).
They carry a heavy sword and are in full knight's armour. Their tabard is coulored according to the owner's coat of arms.