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Mercenary Short Swords Mercenaries Melee Infantry

Mercenary Short Swords

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These irregular, novice warriors were drawn from among the farmers, hunters and young men of the tribe. They carried Celtic shortswords, which were cutting and hacking blades, unlike the thrusting design of the Roman gladius. The shortsword developed from the earlier Celtic longsword, and was not as expensive to make. With little armour and only a simple shield these irregulars may have been lacking in equipment and skills but they made up for it by their numbers. Some warriors would also carry javelins or heavy, weighted darts to throw in the last moments before charging into melee. This gave them uses as both skirmishers and light infantry.

Mercenary Short Swords

Unit Name

Mercenary Short Swords

Main Unit Key

Mer_Cel_Short_Swords

Land Unit Key

Mer_Cel_Short_Swords

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

470

Recruitment Cost

470

Upkeep Cost

350

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_precursor

├ Projectile

javelin_prec

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

37

Weapon Damage

34

├ Melee Weapon

rome_hoplite_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

19

Melee Defence

45

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

celtic

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

45

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium_fast

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

Abilities

No Ability

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 Short Swords
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Poor morale

Caesar In Gaul Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Caesar In Gaul
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 gaul_province_pool_helvetia Helvetia Octoduron
Turicum
1 0.15 1 4
2 gaul_province_pool_insubria Insubria Medhlan
Vercelum
1 0.15 1 4
3 gaul_province_pool_liguria Liguria Genua
Pollentia
1 0.15 1 4
4 gaul_province_pool_maxima_sequanorum Maxima Sequanorum Rauricon
Vesontio
1 0.15 1 4

Hannibal at the Gates Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Hannibal at the Gates
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5 pun_province_pool_gallia_cisalpina Gallia Cisalpina Genua
Patavium
Placentia
Vercellae
1 0.3 1 4
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Tarentum
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Cirta
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Hippo Regius
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Iol
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Beneventum
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Lilybaeum
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Messana
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