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Steppe Spearmen

Mail-clad and armed with spears, these men can withstand the onslaught of a cavalry charge.

These nomadic tribespeople come from the vast steppes to the north of the Black and Caspian Seas, and were known variously as Scythians or Saka, and later the western Sarmatians. Light infantry, they were often armed with javelins or medium length spears and used shields covered in animal hide. Such shields could also be scaled with either horn or metal. This type of armour also extended to their clothing at times, with scaled versions of their tunics becoming widespread, especially amongst the steppe nobility. These troops also made extensive use of daggers, straight swords and the fearsome sagaris, a one-handed battle-axe, with both a bladed or hammer-like head and a pick-like point on the reverse for punching through armour. Complimenting their foot archers and cavalry, their role was simply to protect the former from the latter. Far from barbarians, steppe culture, although nomadic, was a rich and diverse one.

Steppe Spearmen

Unit Name

Steppe Spearmen

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_spearmen

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_spearmen

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_heavy_rom

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

400

Upkeep Cost

180

Melee Attack

29

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

29

Melee Defence

39

├ Base Defence

29

├ Shield

att_oval

└ Shield Defence

10

Armour

50

├ Armour

att_cuirass

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

97

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

90

└ Bonus Hit Points

7

Morale

34

Abilities

Steppe Spearmen
  • Shield Screen
    The unit raises their shields 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
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology Involuntary Levy Cost 100 Upgrade From Steppe Levy
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