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Raiding Hemiolia - Mercenary Peltasts

These swift, manoeuvrable ships are a useful scouting force for any admiral.

A screening force of javelinmen is money well spent.

The 'one-and-a-half' or 'hemiolia' was a light galley which was much favoured by pirates in the ancient world. It developed from the bireme, a ship that had two full decks of oars along its entire length. The hemiola reduced the number of oars on the upper level, leaving roughly half the number of oars and rowers in the midship section. The smaller number of rowers had little effect on overall speed because the laden weight of the vessel also dropped. Because it used both oars and sails, and the crew could rapidly change propulsion method, it was an ideal vessel for chasing down fat, wealthy merchant ships. Boarding attacks were mounted from hemiolas; ramming was not a useful tactic as loot ended up with the fish rather than enriching the pirates! The speed and handiness of hemiolas made them useful as scouts, supply boats and vessels used to pick off damaged enemies at the edge of battles.

(Mercenary Peltasts)
These skirmishers were named for their small crescent-shaped leather or wicker shields or 'peltai'. It was a common habit to name troops for their shield style in the Greek world. They wore little or no armour and carried three javelins. After harassing the enemy by flinging javelins, they would hastily retreat before any counter-charge or flanking move could be carried out. As armies developed and tactics became more complex, peltasts were expected to take part in hand-to-hand combat: with such expectation they were given stiffened linen cuirasses and short swords. They were still expected to use javelins, but could then join in the close fighting. Eventually, peltasts even exchanged their characteristic shield for the heavier thureos. Their name and battlefield function remained unchanged.

Raiding Hemiolia - Mercenary Peltasts

Unit Name

Raiding Hemiolia - Mercenary Peltasts

Main Unit Key

Mer_Gre_Raider

Land Unit Key

Mer_Gre_Peltasts

Naval Unit Key

greek_one_halfer

Soldiers

80

Category

Light Ship

Class

Missile Ship

Custom Battle Cost

490

Recruitment Cost

490

Upkeep Cost

360

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin

├ Projectile

javelin_normal

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

18

Shots Per Minute

7

Ammunition

7

Ship Health

402

└ Ship

greek_one_halfer

Ship Speed

6

Melee Attack

18

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

40

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

peltast_thureos

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

65

├ Armour

spolas

├ Armour Defence

35

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

Abilities

Raiding Hemiolia
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 strokes.
    Ship speed

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (scrub & forest)
    This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Raiding Hemiolia
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Light crew
  • Very fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Very poor boarding
  • Poor missile combat
Mercenary Peltasts
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Large shield
  • Very weak in melee
  • 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_naval_sinus_gallicus Liguria Genua
Pollentia
1 0.15 1 1
2 gaul_province_pool_naval_sinus_gallicus Transalpina Massalia
Vasio
1 0.15 1 1

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
3 pun_province_pool_gallia_transalpina Gallia Transalpina Lugdunum
Massilia
Nemausus
Tolosa
1 0.25 1 2
4 pun_province_pool_hispania_citerior Hispania Citerior Cissis
Emporiae
Ilerda
Salduba
0 0.25 1 2
5 pun_province_pool_magna_graecia Magna Graecia Buxentum
Croton
Tarentum
Thurii
1 0.25 1 2
6 pun_province_pool_sicilia Sicilia Lilybaeum
Messana
Syracuse
0 0.25 1 2

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
7 rom_faction_pool_naval_greek 1 0.15 1 1
Aquae Tarbellicae
Tarbelli (Caesar In Gaul)
Burdigala
Vivisci (Caesar In Gaul)
Elimberris
Ausci (Caesar In Gaul)
Sotium
Sotiates (Caesar In Gaul)
Divoduron
Mediomatrici (Caesar In Gaul)
Durocorteron
Remi (Caesar In Gaul)
Noviodunon
Suessiones (Caesar In Gaul)
Treverorum
Treverii (Caesar In Gaul)
Condate
Redones (Caesar In Gaul)
Darioritum
Veneti (Caesar In Gaul)
Namnetum
Namnetes (Caesar In Gaul)
Vorgion
Osismii (Caesar In Gaul)
Durovernon
Cantiaci (Caesar In Gaul)
Iska
Dumnonii (Caesar In Gaul)
Venta Belgarum
Belgae (Caesar In Gaul)
Avaricon
Bituriges (Caesar In Gaul)
Durotincon
Lemovices (Caesar In Gaul)
Nemossos
Arverni (Caesar In Gaul)
Atuatuca
Eburones (Caesar In Gaul)
Bagacum
Nervii (Caesar In Gaul)
Octoduron
Helvetii (Caesar In Gaul)
Turicum
Tulingi (Caesar In Gaul)
Medhlan
Rome (Caesar In Gaul)
Vercelum
Rome (Caesar In Gaul)
Genua
Rome (Caesar In Gaul)
Pollentia
Rome (Caesar In Gaul)
Bibracte
Aedui (Caesar In Gaul)
Vienna
Allobroges (Caesar In Gaul)
Cenabum
Carnutes (Caesar In Gaul)
Crociatonum
Unelli (Caesar In Gaul)
Lexovion
Lexovii (Caesar In Gaul)
Suindinum
Cenomani (Caesar In Gaul)
Rauricon
Suebi (Caesar In Gaul)
Vesontio
Sequani (Caesar In Gaul)
Divona
Cadurci (Caesar In Gaul)
Narbo Martius
Rome (Caesar In Gaul)
Segodunum
Ruteni (Caesar In Gaul)
Tolosa
Volcae (Caesar In Gaul)
Ambatia
Turones (Caesar In Gaul)
Lemonum
Pictones (Caesar In Gaul)
Mediolanum Santonum
Santones (Caesar In Gaul)
Agedincum
Senones (Caesar In Gaul)
Alesia
Mandubii (Caesar In Gaul)
Lutetia
Parisii (Caesar In Gaul)
Bratuspantion
Bellovaci (Caesar In Gaul)
Gesoriacum
Morini (Caesar In Gaul)
Nemetocenna
Atrebates (Caesar In Gaul)
Argentorate
Vangiones (Caesar In Gaul)
Noviiomagos
Nemetes (Caesar In Gaul)
Uburzis
Suebi (Caesar In Gaul)
Terra Incognita
Massalia
Massilia (Caesar In Gaul)
Vasio
Vocontii (Caesar In Gaul)
Capsa
Massyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Carthago
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Hadrumentum
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Burdigala
Tarbelli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Iruna
Vascones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Libisosa
Oretani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Numantia
Arevaci (Hannibal at the Gates)
Toletum
Carpetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Alalia
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Karalis
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Olbia
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Arretium
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pisae
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarquinii
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)
Asturica
Astures (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lugos
Gallaeci (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pallantia
Vaccaei (Hannibal at the Gates)
Portus Amanum
Cantabri (Hannibal at the Gates)
Genua
Liguria (Hannibal at the Gates)
Patavium
Veneti (Hannibal at the Gates)
Placentia
Boii (Hannibal at the Gates)
Vercellae
Insubres (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lugdunum
Allobroges (Hannibal at the Gates)
Massilia
Massilia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Nemausus
Volcae (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tolosa
Volcae (Hannibal at the Gates)
Cissis
Cessetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Emporiae
Emporion (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ilerda
Illergetes (Hannibal at the Gates)
Salduba
Illercavones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Carthago Nova
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ibossim
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ilici
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Saguntum
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Capua
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Roma
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarracina
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ebora
Celtici (Hannibal at the Gates)
Helmantica
Vettones (Hannibal at the Gates)
Olisipo
Lusitani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Buxentum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Croton
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tarentum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Thurii
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Rutubis
Gaetuli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Siga
Masaesyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tingis
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Volubilis
Mauri (Hannibal at the Gates)
Cirta
Massyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Hippo Regius
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Iol
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Sitifi
Masaesyli (Hannibal at the Gates)
Barium
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Beneventum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Sipontum
Samnites (Hannibal at the Gates)
Lilybaeum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Messana
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Syracuse
Syracuse (Hannibal at the Gates)
Terra Incognita
Leptis Magna
Libya (Hannibal at the Gates)
Tacapae
Libya (Hannibal at the Gates)
Thenteos
Garamantia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Turris Tamalleni
Garamantia (Hannibal at the Gates)
Gades
Carthage (Hannibal at the Gates)
Kartuba
Turdetani (Hannibal at the Gates)
Ancona
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Corfinium
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Pisaurum
Rome (Hannibal at the Gates)
Spoletium
Etruscan League (Hannibal at the Gates)