In Chivalry 2 there are four different types of classes and knowing how to recognize them will give you an advantage in battle as some class weapons do more damage to certain classes. The four classes are Knight, Footman, Vanguard, and Archer, and each has their own fighting style and place in battle.
Of the four classes Knights have the most health and armor, and they can deal a lot of damage, their downside is they are slow and cumbersome. Footmen are similar to knights, but though they have less armor and health, they have increased speed to compensate. Vanguards are well-rounded and offers a balance of high damage and maneuverability. Their weapons are primarily two handed, which gives them the benefit of melee range over most opponents. Their low health however makes them vulnerable. Archers are deadly with a bow and are the only ranged class. They are at their best when playing a support role at the rear of a battle, firing arrows at enemy units from afar to thin their numbers. Although the archer class is fast and nimble, they also have the lowest amount of health, making them poorly-suited for any melee combat. The easiest way in which to identify the four classes is by examining their weapons and armor.
Learn to Identify Classes