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Mercenary Sabean Spearmen

The desert does not breed forgiving warriors.

The warriors of the Sabaean region were light infantry, cavalry and archers as mercenaries and auxiliaries for the Roman Empire. Dressed desert-fashion, they were entirely familiar with and comfortable in arid places. This was secondary however, to their reputation as mostly reliable fighters, of far more worth than ordinary citizens or levies. This was due to the independence that the Sabaean kingdom maintained from the 8th century BC to AD275. This record was based on military might as well as diplomacy and the spice trade including frankincense and myrrh. Never conquered by Rome, Sabaean warriors still found work as mercenaries and auxiliaries in Roman service.

Mercenary Sabean Spearmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Sabean Spearmen

Main Unit Key

Mer_Afr_Spear

Land Unit Key

Mer_Afr_Spear

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

190

Recruitment Cost

140

Upkeep Cost

100

Melee Attack

13

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

20

├ Bonus vs Elephants

20

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

11

Melee Defence

49

├ Base Defence

24

├ Shield

oval

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

45

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

30

Abilities

Mercenary Sabean Spearmen
  • Square
    The unit moves into a close square formation.
    Bracing, morale, melee defence
    Can't move

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Sabean Spearmen
  • Average defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak attack
  • Poor morale

Hannibal at the Gates Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Hannibal at the Gates
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 pun_province_pool_tripolitana Tripolitana Leptis Magna
Tacapae
Thenteos
Turris Tamalleni
2 0.5 2 4

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
2 rom_faction_pool_sabaean 1 0.15 1 4
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