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Evocati Cohort Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) Melee Infantry

Evocati Cohort

All legionaries are effective fighters, veterans doubly so.

After a Roman legionary had finished up to 25 years in the army, he could be asked back to join the evocati, the ranks of 'those who are called'. Usually affiliated to their old commander or re-enlisting at the bequest of a particular Consul in times of need, veterans were afforded great respect and honour because of their previous service. As examples to the common soldier, they were often immediately promoted to centurion and given a pay rise. Crucially, veterans were exempt from the mundane and laborious tasks of legionary life such as digging latrines, building roads or making camp. During the civil war all sides called on old soldiers to swell their ranks and provide much needed experience, Pompey persuading a large number of evocati to join him against Julius Caesar by promising them promotion and more money to return. The veteran 'Praetorians of the Evocati Augusti' were held in especially high regard.

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Evocati Cohort

Unit Name

Evocati Cohort

Main Unit Key

Rom_Evocati_Cohort

Land Unit Key

Rom_Evocati_Cohort

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

890

Recruitment Cost

890

Upkeep Cost

160

Missile Damage

30

├ Missile Weapon

rome_pilum_heavy

├ Projectile

pilum_heavy

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

10

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

61

Weapon Damage

35

├ Melee Weapon

rome_gladius_imperial

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

15

Melee Defence

48

├ Base Defence

23

├ Shield

scutum_imperial

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

90

├ Armour

segmentata

├ Armour Defence

50

└ Shield Armour

40

Health

60

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_heavy

├ Man Health

45

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

65

Abilities

Evocati Cohort
  • Attacking Testudo
    The troops of this unit raise their shields above their heads in a defensive formation.
    Protection against missiles
    Limited speed

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • Formation Attack
    The unit will try to stay in formation when in melee.
  • 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
Evocati Cohort
  • Very good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Good morale
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology Professional Soldiery
Required Technology Professional Soldiery Cost 300 Upgrade From Veteran Legionaries
Required Technology Professional Soldiery Cost 450 Upgrade From Triarii
Required Technology Professional Soldiery Cost 300 Upgrade From Veteran Legionaries