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Mercenary Saxon Spears

A 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'.

Mercenary Saxon Spears

Unit Name

Mercenary Saxon Spears

Main Unit Key

att_merc_nor_saxon_spears

Land Unit Key

att_merc_nor_saxon_spears

Naval Unit Key

att_lon_heavy_tra_nor

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

240

Recruitment Cost

180

Upkeep Cost

200

Melee Attack

27

Melee Damage

32

├ Melee Weapon

att_spear

├ Melee Base Damage

24

├ Armour-piercing Damage

8

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

20

├ Attack Against Elephants

20

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

27

Melee Defence

42

├ Base Defence

27

├ Shield

att_round

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

18

├ Armour

att_cloth

├ Armour Defence

3

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

80

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_light

├ Man Health

75

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Morale

34

Abilities

Mercenary Saxon Spears
  • Spear Wall
    The unit moves into close wall formation.

Attributes

  • 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

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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