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Missile Quinquereme - Auxiliary Egyptian Archers

Archers can shoot down upon many enemies from the deck, doing terrible work in the process.

Archers can strike down the enemies of Rome at a distance.

The 'five', called a quinquereme in Latin and a penteres in Greek, was a ship first used by the Syracusans against the Carthaginians sometime around 398BC. Like other polyremes, a term meaning many-oared, the chances were that it did not have five banks of oars but that the word 'oar' was used to mean 'rower'. In such a case, the arrangement of rowers would be two-two-one going up from the waterline. It makes sense to keep as much weight as possible low in the vessel to help its stability; a high centre of gravity makes any ship liable to capsize if struck from the side. The quinquereme, then, would be a formidable vessel both in terms of appearance and combat value. With a large fighting contingent aboard and plenty of deck space, this heavy vessel could cope with most enemies and threats.

(Auxiliary Egyptian Archers)
Native troops supported the Greek phalanxes of Ptolemaic Egypt. Brave and proud warriors, Egyptians fulfilled several roles, but were most commonly used as peltasts, skirmishers on the flanks of the phalanxes, or as non-phalanx infantry in difficult terrain. Although the Ptolemies adopted all the trappings of the Pharaohs and their religious infrastructure, there was still much unrest among the native population long after the succession. This was due mainly to the way the Greek overlords used the traditions of the Pharaohs to fill their coffers at the expensive of ordinary people. The core of Ptolemaic armies was always Greek until the Battle of Raphia in 217BC, when they faced such a large Seleucid force and Ptolemy IV was forced to muster some 30,000 native Egyptians for the first time. Need overcame the suspicion of the disenchanted natives; the performance of the Egyptians in battle eventually led to a greater proportion of native troops in the Egyptian army and, in time, more diverse roles for those men as they gained the trust of their Greek commanders.

Missile Quinquereme - Auxiliary Egyptian Archers

Unit Name

Missile Quinquereme - Auxiliary Egyptian Archers

Main Unit Key

Aux_Egy_Archers_Five

Land Unit Key

Aux_Egy_Archers

Naval Unit Key

roman_five

Soldiers

140

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Missile Ship

Custom Battle Cost

700

Recruitment Cost

700

Upkeep Cost

140

Missile Damage

35

├ Missile Weapon

rome_bow

├ Projectile

arrow_normal

├ Missile Damage

31

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

125

Reload

13

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

15

Ship Health

1020

└ Ship

roman_five

Ship Speed

5

Melee Attack

8

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

3

Melee Defence

12

├ Base Defence

12

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

25

Abilities

Missile Quinquereme
  • Row Hard 20
    Increases speed for 20 strokes.
    Ship speed

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (scrub & forest)
    This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Missile Quinquereme
  • Good hull strength
  • Medium crew
  • Average speed
  • Average ramming
  • Poor boarding
  • Good missile combat
Auxiliary Egyptian Archers
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Egyptian

Imperator Augustus Regions

Imperator Augustus
Provinces Regions
Libya Augila Ammonium Cyrene Paraitonion
Aegyptos Myos Hormos Memphis Diospolis Alexandria
Judea Salamis
Requires Buildings
Missile Quinquereme - Auxiliary Egyptian Archers Lv. 0 Coastal Patrol
Coastal Patrol
(rome_port_patrol_4)
Level 3
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