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Assault Raider - Mercenary Bactrian Hillmen

Useful ships, with crews large enough to board enemy vessels.

Armed with javelins and axes, these hillmen earn their pay when properly used.

Most of the northern European tribes were not naval powers, but there were still able seafarers to be found amongst them. Shipbuilding techniques were well understood, so while many vessels were small leather-skinned boats for inland and inshore use, bigger sea-going vessels were also made. Shipwrights used heavy planking for hulls, stitched together and then fastened to a wooden skeleton to create sturdy craft able to cope with Atlantic conditions. Julius Caesar was surprised at the quality of the enemy ships when his fleet clashed with the Veneti from modern-day Brittany. The Veneti vessels had flat bottoms to cope with shallows, but were also of heavy oak construction to cope with rough seas. This made them tough opposition for Roman galleys, and capable of shrugging off a ramming attack. Caesar said that the enemy ships "...were constructed of planks a foot in breadth, fastened by iron spikes the thickness of a man\'s thumb; the anchors were secured fast by iron chains instead of cables”. When the Romans were forced to board, they faced fearsome warriors used to close-quarters fighting at sea.

(Mercenary Bactrian Hillmen)
The Bactrian plain is to the west of the Hindu Kush in what is now Afghanistan. It first enters records of antiquity through Ctesias, a Greek historian (circa 400BC), who falsely claimed that the Assyrian King Ninus defeated the Bactrians in 2140BC. A fertile and developed land, Bactria was prosperous and so, during the expansion of the Achaemenid Empire, it inevitably drew the interest of the newly crowned Cyrus the Great. Under the Achaemenids, Bactria enjoyed the special privilege of being ruled by the crown prince, or heir-apparent to the royal line. It has been suggested that before the Persians, however, Bactria was ruled by the Median Kingdom before they, too, fell to the expansionist Achaemenids. Like many other Persian satrapies, Bactria attempted to rebel against its overlords in the wake of Darius III\'s defeat by Alexander the Great, only to be subdued by the victorious general.

Assault Raider - Mercenary Bactrian Hillmen

Unit Name

Assault Raider - Mercenary Bactrian Hillmen

Main Unit Key

Mer_Sar_Raider

Land Unit Key

Mer_Bac_Hillmen

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_raider_melee

Soldiers

80

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

310

Recruitment Cost

310

Upkeep Cost

230

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

Ship Health

└ Ship

barbarian_raider

Ship Speed

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

26

├ Melee Weapon

rome_eastern_axe

├ Melee Damage Base

16

├ Melee Damage Ap

10

├ Armour Piercing

Yes

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

11

├ Shield

thureos

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

45

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

25

Abilities

Assault Raider
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 strokes.
    Ship speed

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Assault Raider
  • Average hull strength
  • Light crew
  • Very fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Average boarding
Mercenary Bactrian Hillmen
  • Average attack
  • Poor defence
  • Low damage but good armour penetration
  • Poor morale

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_faction_pool_naval_sarmatian 1 0.15 1 1