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Auxilia Comitatensis Spears

The very core of the late Roman army, these spear-armed infantrymen are Legionaries in all but name.

In the face of an increasing number of barbarian incursions, the effective defence of Rome’s now-sprawling territory became a serious problem in the 4th century AD. The Emperor Constantine’s controversial solution was to divide the army into two halves. 'Comitatenses' were the late-Roman equivalent of the traditional Legionaries, designed to swoop in and decisively defeat enemy forces already pinned down by 'limitanei', the frontier garrison troops tasked with guarding the 'limes' - the borderlands of the Empire. Although originally intended to be the Emperor’s own elite palace guard, the Empire’s increasingly difficult border situation led to comitatenses becoming Rome’s main field armies. Led by a 'comte', the root of the noble title ‘count’ - itself a Latinised version of 'companion' in reference to Alexander's friends and compatriots - comitatenses were professional soldiers every bit as dangerous as their Legionary forebears.

Auxilia Comitatensis Spears

Unit Name

Auxilia Comitatensis Spears

Main Unit Key

att_merc_rom_comitatensis_spears

Land Unit Key

att_merc_rom_comitatensis_spears

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_heavy_rom

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

300

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

245

Melee Attack

26

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

16

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

26

├ Shield

att_oval

└ Shield Defence

10

Armour

53

├ Armour

att_mail

├ Armour Defence

23

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

95

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

90

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Morale

32

Abilities

Auxilia Comitatensis Spears
  • Stationary Testudo
    The troops of this unit raise their shields above their heads in a static defensive formation.

Attributes

  • Expert Charge Defence
    This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
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