Brutes, available in the Tribes of the East expansion, are the other possible upgrade to Peasants, with the other option being Conscripts. The main difference between the two is that the Conscript is more defense-oriented, whereas the Brutes are more offensively based.
Brutes view cruelty as a necessary means to their end. These steely warriors are unflinching in battle, crushing with deafening blows any opponent who stands in their way.
- Living Creature: This creature is living so it can be resurrected.
- Taxpayer: Every day the hero gets as many units of gold as there are creatures with this ability in all their armies and castles. In other words, if a hero had 42 peasants in his group and 14 peasants garrisoned at the castle, that hero would get 56 gold per day from those peasants.
- Assault: This creature has a chance to deliver another blow after the first one.