Mercenary Noble FightersTheir shock value is matched only by the quality of their equipment.
The Iberians were a warlike collection of tribes and peoples, and this ensured their independence from both Carthage and Rome for many years. They supplied mercenaries to both sides, and were widely respected for their tactical skills and courage. Their use of the deadly falcata sword added to their reputation too. The Romans called the distinctive Iberian sword type the 'machaera Hispana' but these are now referred to as the 'falcata'. These were extremely sharp, slashing, single-edged weapons with curved back edges. The term single-edged is also slightly misleading, as the point was sharpened on the back edge as well as the front. The balance of the blade was towards the broad tip, making a blow from one of these extremely powerful. In the hands of a master, a falcata could easily dismember an opponent. The skills of Iberian metal workers added to the blade’s deadliness; their steel was generally of very high quality.
Unit NameMercenary Noble Fighters
Main Unit KeyMer_Ibe_Noble_Fighters
Land Unit KeyMer_Ibe_Noble_Fighters
Naval Unit Keybarbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost1380
├ Missile Weaponrome_iron_javelin
├ Missile Damage20
├ Missile Ap Damage12
└ Base Reload Time15
Shots Per Minute4
├ Melee Weaponrome_falcata_elite
├ Melee Damage Base36
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence32
└ Shield Defence30
├ Armour Defence40
└ Shield Armour35
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_very_heavy
├ Man Health45
└ Bonus Hit Points20
AbilitiesMercenary Noble Fighters
Gradual increase in effectiveness of the unit's attack.
Melee attack, morale
This unit provides a morale bonus to nearby allies.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Very good attack
- Average defence
- Average damage but low armour penetration
- Good morale
Faction Mercenaries Pool