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Mercenary Italian Spearmen Mercenaries Spear Infantry

Mercenary Italian Spearmen

A battle line of spearmen can be a very comforting use of funds.

Before Rome controlled the whole of Italy it shared the peninsula with others, such as the Etruscans and Samnites. These various petty kingdoms, cities and tribes often fought each other, but also united against common external threats. It was as the Etruscans waned and Greek influence fell away that the Romans began steadily accumulating land and power. After three wars against the Samnites, Rome finally became the dominant power in Italy, and extracted pledges of loyalty and military aid from the 'Socii Latini', its Latin allies. There were further rebellions against Rome’s dominance, the most significant being the Allied War of 90-88BC, when many of the Socii turned on Rome. Clearly, this gave the Romans pause, as the peace settlement after was surprisingly generous: it gave the Socii the right of full Roman citizenship, giving them a stake in Rome's continued survival and effectively uniting the whole of Italy under their rule.

Mercenary Italian Spearmen
Mercenary Italian Spearmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Italian Spearmen

Main Unit Key

Mer_Ita_Spear

Land Unit Key

Mer_Ita_Spear

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

340

Recruitment Cost

220

Upkeep Cost

160

Melee Attack

18

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

15

Melee Defence

55

├ Base Defence

30

├ Shield

thureos

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

65

├ Armour

chest_improved

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • Formation Attack
    The unit will try to stay in formation when in melee.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

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

Empire Divided Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Empire Divided
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_province_pool_italia Italia Beneventum
Brundisium
Cosentia
1 0.15 1 3
2 rom_province_pool_italia Latium Ariminium
Arretium
Asculum
Roma
1 0.15 1 3
3 rom_province_pool_corsica_et_sardinia Corsica et Sardinia Aleria
Caralis
1 0.15 1 3

Grand Campaign Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
4 rom_province_pool_italia Italia Velathri
Roma
Ariminum
Neapolis
1 0.15 1 3
5 rom_province_pool_corsica_et_sardinia Corsica et Sardinia Alalia
Karalis
1 0.15 1 3

Samnite Wars Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
6 rom_faction_pool_italian Campania Capua
Salernum
1 0.15 1 3
7 rom_faction_pool_italian Latium Roma
Velitrae
1 0.15 1 3
8 rom_faction_pool_italian Magna Graecia Tarentum
Croton
Buxentum
1 0.15 1 3
9 rom_faction_pool_italian Samnium Lucera
Malventum
Bovianum
Aternum
1 0.15 1 3

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
10 pun_province_pool_corsica_et_sardinia Corsica et Sardinia Alalia
Karalis
Olbia
1 0.5 2 4
11 pun_province_pool_latium_et_campania Latium et Campania Capua
Roma
Tarracina
2 0.5 2 4
12 pun_province_pool_samnium Samnium Barium
Beneventum
Sipontum
1 0.5 2 4

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
13 rom_faction_pool_italian 1 0.15 1 3
14 gaul_faction_pool_roman 1 0.15 1 3
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