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Mercenary Saxon Lancers

In skilled hands the lance is the most fearsome of weapons.

Developed during their early part of the 1st century AD by the eastern empires of the time, the ‘kontos’ lance was at least four metres long. Designed to be used by cavalrymen, it was initially fielded by the cataphracts and clibinarii of Parthia and its successors, the Sassanid Persians. In fact the Parthian cataphracts who annihilated the Roman army at the Battle of Carrhae in 55BC may also have used an early version of the kontos. Literally as long as a bargepole, from where it gets its Greek name, a kontos was generally used two-handed whilst its wielder controlled their horse using both knees to indicate speed and direction. Later on, Rome faced this deadly new cavalry weapon again at the hands of the brutal steppe nomads who raided its borders during the 3rd century AD. As a reaction to having faced lance-armed warriors and come off worse, the Romans soon had their own version, spelled ‘contus’. The contus lance was still in use 1,000 years later by the Roman Empire’s successors - the Byzantines in the east and the Germanic peoples in the west.

Mercenary Saxon Lancers

Unit Name

Mercenary Saxon Lancers

Main Unit Key

att_merc_nor_saxon_lancers

Land Unit Key

att_merc_nor_saxon_lancers

Naval Unit Key

att_lon_light_tra_nor

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

340

Melee Attack

22

Melee Damage

10

├ Melee Weapon

att_lance

├ Melee Base Damage

3

├ Armour-piercing Damage

7

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

10

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

237

Melee Defence

17

├ Base Defence

2

├ Shield

att_round

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

25

├ Armour

att_leather

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

230

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

90

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

att_nor_saxon_lancers_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

125

Morale

34

Abilities

Mercenary Saxon Lancers
  • Wedge
    The unit moves into a wedge-shaped attack formation.

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 att_merc_nor_saxons_faction 1 0.1 1 3
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