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Medium Assault Raider - Young Axes

Able to withstand rough seas, these ships' crews can capture enemy vessels in any weather.

Youthful courage and desire for glory make up for any shortcomings in axe-skill.

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.

(Young Axes)
Far from being simple, ignorant barbarians, the various steppe tribes had a great cultural wealth. Living in an area stretching from the Caspian Sea to the northern shores of the Black Sea; the Greeks called them 'Scythians' and the Persians 'Saka', while a western group became known as the Sarmatians. Wearing trousers marked them as barbarians as far as the Greeks were concerned, before their tall, pointed caps and swarthy appearances were even considered. Looks apart, they were, however, exceptional horsemen, highly-skilled with composite-recurve bows and deadly hand-to-hand fighters. Grave goods suggest that Scythian women were as warlike as their men, and probably fought alongside them in battle. This may well be the origin of the Greek myths of Amazon warrior women.

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Medium Assault Raider - Young Axes

Unit Name

Medium Assault Raider - Young Axes

Main Unit Key

Ste_Axes_Medium_Raider

Land Unit Key

Ste_Young_Axes

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_medium_raider_melee

Soldiers

100

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

410

Recruitment Cost

410

Upkeep Cost

80

Ship Health

└ Ship

barbarian_medium_raider

Ship Speed

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

26

├ Melee Weapon

rome_celtic_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

14

Melee Defence

51

├ Base Defence

11

├ Shield

caetra

└ Shield Defence

40

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

25

Abilities

Medium 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.
  • Resistant to Cold
    This unit tires less quickly in snow.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Medium Assault Raider
  • Good hull strength
  • Medium crew
  • Fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Good boarding
Young Axes
  • Average attack
  • Poor defence
  • Low damage but good armour penetration
  • Poor morale
Requires Buildings
Medium Assault Raider - Young Axes Lv. 0 Boatyard
Boatyard
(barb_port_military_3)
Level 2
Raiders\' Port
Raiders\' Port
(barb_port_military_4)
Level 3
Garrison Buildings
Medium Assault Raider - Young Axes x 1 Boatyard
Boatyard
(barb_port_military_3)
Level 2
Raiders\' Port
Raiders\' Port
(barb_port_military_4)
Level 3