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Assault Raider - Tribesmen

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

Everyone in the tribe fights. Everyone. Skill and courage will come to those who live.

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.

(Tribesmen)
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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Assault Raider - Tribesmen

Unit Name

Assault Raider - Tribesmen

Main Unit Key

Ste_Tribesmen_Raider

Land Unit Key

Ste_Tribesmen

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_raider_melee

Soldiers

80

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

260

Recruitment Cost

260

Upkeep Cost

50

Ship Health

└ Ship

barbarian_raider

Ship Speed

Melee Attack

10

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

9

Melee Defence

51

├ Base Defence

21

├ Shield

celtic

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

45

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

40

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

0

Base Morale

20

Abilities

Assault Raider
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 strokes.
    Ship speed
Tribesmen
  • Square
    The unit moves into a close square formation.
    Bracing, morale, melee defence
    Can't move

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

Assault Raider
  • Average hull strength
  • Light crew
  • Very fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Average boarding
Tribesmen
  • Average defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak attack
  • Poor morale
Requires Buildings
Assault Raider - Tribesmen Lv. 0 Port
Port
(barb_port_1)
Level 0
Fishermen\'s Huts
Fishermen\'s Huts
(barb_port_fishing_2)
Level 1
Fishing Village
Fishing Village
(barb_port_fishing_3)
Level 2
Fishing Port
Fishing Port
(barb_port_fishing_4)
Level 3
Harbour
Harbour
(barb_port_military_2)
Level 1
Boatyard
Boatyard
(barb_port_military_3)
Level 2
Raiders\' Port
Raiders\' Port
(barb_port_military_4)
Level 3
Garrison Buildings
Assault Raider - Tribesmen x 4 Port
Port
(barb_port_1)
Level 0
Fishermen\'s Huts
Fishermen\'s Huts
(barb_port_fishing_2)
Level 1
Fishing Village
Fishing Village
(barb_port_fishing_3)
Level 2
Fishing Port
Fishing Port
(barb_port_fishing_4)
Level 3
Assault Raider - Tribesmen x 2 Harbour
Harbour
(barb_port_military_2)
Level 1
Assault Raider - Tribesmen x 1 Boatyard
Boatyard
(barb_port_military_3)
Level 2