You want to get good value for your money. No commander wants to spend all their money on a mercenary unit that can’t fight and will turn and run the first chance they get. When they hire a Golden Company Swordsmen unit, they’re spending a lot, but it’s worth it.
The Golden Company Swordsmen unit box gives players a reliable melee unit. Being Neutral, most armies can hire them. Having both strong offensive and defensive capabilities, the unit can be the center of a battle line. When joined by a Golden Company Officer, the unit becomes even more resilient to enemy tactics.