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Mercenary Balearic Slingers Mercenaries Missile Infantry

Mercenary Balearic Slingers

Some slingshots, in the right hands, are worth more than mere silver.

Raised from infancy to perfect their use of the sling, these famed warriors came from the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean. It is said that Balearic mothers did not allow their sons to eat until they had knocked their bread off a wall from a fair distance away. The slings they used were made from hair and animal sinew and, as adult warriors, each slinger carried three types for use at different ranges. Many slingers standing together produced a wave of shot that pierced armour and shattered bone, making them deadlier than even the very best archers. In fact, the Roman general Lucius Aemilius Paullus took a mortal wound to the head from slingshot during the opening minutes of the catastrophic Battle of Cannae. Not surprisingly, due to their geographical location, Balearic slingers were much sought after as mercenaries to fight both for and against Rome, and were reportedly paid in women rather than silver or gold!

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Mercenary Balearic Slingers

Unit Name

Mercenary Balearic Slingers

Main Unit Key

Mer_Ibe_Balearic_Slingers

Land Unit Key

Mer_Ibe_Balearic_Slingers

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

560

Recruitment Cost

380

Upkeep Cost

280

Missile Damage

29

├ Missile Weapon

rome_sling_lead

├ Projectile

sling_stone_lead

├ Missile Damage

21

├ Missile Ap Damage

8

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

150

Reload

23

Shots Per Minute

8

Ammunition

25

Melee Attack

10

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

4

Melee Defence

38

├ Base Defence

13

├ Shield

celtic_round

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

25

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Mercenary Balearic Slingers
  • Quick Reload
    Improved reloading for an extended time.
    Shots per minute
    Exertion: fatigue

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

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Balearic Slingers
  • Very long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

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Hannibal at the Gates
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 pun_province_pool_corsica_et_sardinia Corsica et Sardinia Alalia
Karalis
Olbia
1 0.4 2 4
2 pun_province_pool_hispania_ulterior Hispania Ulterior Carthago Nova
Ibossim
Ilici
Saguntum
1 0.4 2 4

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Empire Divided
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
3 rom_province_pool_cartaginensis Hispania Ibossim
Nova Carthago
Numantia
Saguntum
0 0.75 1 2

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Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
4 rom_province_pool_cartaginensis Cartaginensis Ibossim
Qart Hadasht
Numantia
Arse
0 0.75 1 2

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
5 gaul_faction_pool_roman 0 0.05 1 2
6 rom_faction_pool_carthage 0 0.75 1 2
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