- +7 Combat Strength and no Movement penalties in Hills.
The Khevsur is stronger than a Swordsman and better at fighting in hilly terrain. By taking advantage of their combat bonuses and rapid movement over uneven ground, a large force of Khevsurs can take Georgia's enemies by surprise, overpowering and outflanking them before they can muster a defense.
The warriors from Georgia’s Khevsureti territory maintained their traditions for countless generations. (Until the early 20th Century, they continued to fight with weapons and armor more suited to medieval times.) These fierce Georgians dressed in chainmail and carried swords, axes, and small, black bucklers adorned with crosses for nighttime raids—due to the shield’s color, the warriors were practically invisible in the moonlight. Though tradition was their watchword, they did adapt with the times, incorporating firearms as their importance on the battlefield became unmistakable.
- The Khevsur was originally called the Khevsureti, but since this name refers to a region rather than an ethnic group, it was changed (as shown in the Emergencies Deep Dive video with Sarah Darney and Anton Strenger).