"I will prepare my spear and lance,
And will take the field with you." -The Shijing, "No Clothes"
Unlike Peasant Levy, Spear Levy constitute a more potent unit. They may consume more in Metal, but they are still more capable of being able to put up a fight by virtue of their toughness and their weapons, which allow them to fend off melee cavalry. As levy units go, however, they are still slow units, and also cannot be selected with a mouse by human players. Spear Levy like Peasant Levy also suffer from some of the worst LOS levels in the game, and should be escorted with Officers into combat wherever possible.