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Legatus

Romans should be led from the front.

Traditionally, the rank of Legatus was given to Roman generals in command of a Legion. Deputies to the commander-in-chief, these officers accompanied the Dux or Imperator on expeditions and were hand-picked from the Senatorial class. They had great experience in the field and possessed exceptional military skill; they could even replace the commander if he was killed. A Consul would have several Legati with him, often his friends and family. As aristocrats, Legati would also take home a share of the spoils from any campaign. Pompey had fifteen Legati accompany him on campaign in Asia Minor. During the Imperial era, the rank 'Legatus Legionis' was given to Legion commanders selected by the Emperor, although with Senatorial approval. A 'Legatus propraetor' was a Senator or ex-Consul acting as a regional governor, and could command several Legions at once.

Legatus

Unit Name

Legatus

Main Unit Key

Emp_Rom_Legatus

Land Unit Key

Rom_Legatus

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

40

Category

Cavalry

Class

Command

Custom Battle Cost

430

Recruitment Cost

430

Upkeep Cost

90

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

20

Melee Defence

61

├ Base Defence

41

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

70

├ Armour

mail

├ Armour Defence

40

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

90

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_horse_spear_shield_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

55

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • Encourage
    This unit provides a morale bonus to nearby allies.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Legatus
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale