Armored Pikemen are a Tier 3 Infantry unit that can only be unlocked after getting a Lv.15 Academy and Ballistas. They have even more attack, defence and health then their Tier 2 predecessors. Armored Pikemen are slightly slower than Hoplites, but for what they lack in speed, they gain in survivability, more power and a larger load, allowing them to survive longer and gain more resourses on resourse tiles.
Medium movement speed.
Good Attack, Defense, and Health.
Difficult to train as they require a level 15 academy.
Take longer than Tier 2 troops to train, especially in large numbers.