Mercenary Saxon SpearsA wall of spears, ideal for facing down charging cavalry units.
Arguably the first time the 'Saxones' - an aggressive Germanic tribe - was mentioned was by the Egyptian writer Claudius Ptolemy in 'Geographia', during the 2nd century AD. At the time they were thought to occupy land to the north of the Lower Elbe river, where modern-day Hamburg stands today. The Emperor Julian mentioned the 'Saxones' again, in AD356, during a speech against his rival, Magnentius, with whom they had allied. In the 3rd century pressure on the Roman Empire's northern frontier due to alarmingly-frequent Saxon raids led to dedicated defence of the 'Saxon Shore' on both sides of the English Channel. Following the collapse of the Western Empire in the 5th century, several branches of Saxons, along with their neighbours the Angles and Jutes, migrated to the former Roman province of Britannia. Over the ensuing years, they settled there in large numbers, eventually becoming known as the 'English' and the place, 'England'.
Unit NameMercenary Saxon Spears
Main Unit Keyatt_merc_nor_saxon_spears
Land Unit Keyatt_merc_nor_saxon_spears
Naval Unit Keyatt_lon_heavy_tra_nor
Custom Battle Cost240
├ Melee Weaponatt_spear
├ Melee Base Damage24
├ Armour-piercing Damage8
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Attack Against Cavalry20
├ Attack Against Elephants20
└ Attack Against Infantry0
├ Base Defence27
└ Shield Defence15
├ Armour Defence3
└ Shield Armour15
├ Man Entityatt_infantry_light
├ Man Health75
└ Bonus Hit Points5
AbilitiesMercenary Saxon Spears
- Spear Wall
The unit moves into close wall formation.
- Expert Charge Defence
This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
- Resistant to Fatigue
Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
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