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Assault Raider - Mercenary Celtic Warriors

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

Hard fighting earns a man gold, glory and prestige among his people.

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 Celtic Warriors)
While Celts often lacked the formal organisations and tactics of their more \'civilised\' opponents, they did have extremely able metalworkers, and long experience as mercenaries. In battle, they were not outmatched on an individual level by Romans or Greeks. Celts often favoured the spear in battle. It is a simple weapon, and a typical Celtic warrior might carry several into a fight: lighter javelins to hurl at the enemy on the approach or charge, and sometimes an iron-tipped spear for close combat. Some spears were crafted with barbed tips to cause further damage as they were pulled from wounds. Spears were also convenient for displaying trophies, in the shape of rotting enemy heads. This bloody appearance by the Celts, and a ferocious appetite for battle, was often enough to un-man opponents. Celtic warriors would send a chorus of chants, taunts and insults aimed towards foes, and blow their unearthly-sounding \'carnyx\' battle horns. The whole display was intended to frighten foes, and put the warriors into the right frame of mind for battle.

Assault Raider - Mercenary Celtic Warriors

Unit Name

Assault Raider - Mercenary Celtic Warriors

Main Unit Key

Mer_Scy_Raider

Land Unit Key

Mer_Cel_Warriors

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_raider_melee

Soldiers

80

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

400

Upkeep Cost

300

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

27

Weapon Damage

40

├ Melee Weapon

rome_celtic_longsword

├ Melee Damage Base

36

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

25

Melee Defence

50

├ Base Defence

20

├ Shield

celtic

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

45

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

55

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light_fast

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

40

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 Celtic Warriors
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal 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_scythian 1 0.15 1 1