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Gladiators Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) Melee Infantry

Gladiators

Superbly-trained heavy infantry with little fear of death.

Gladiators were usually slaves, condemned criminals or prisoners of war but others did enter the arena. Those with debts or a lust for glory could sell themselves as gladiators, and soldiers who had given ground might be sent to the arena as punishment. A gladiator's life was arduous and brutal, even before fighting in the games. Trainees could, and would, be killed in practice if they fought beneath their abilities, as a way of encouraging the others. The ludus, the training ground and home of gladiators, was run by a lanista, and within its walls his word was law. Outside the arena he was considered to be on the bottom rung of society; some Roman cemeteries did not allow the bodies of lanistas to be buried inside their walls, even. Having said that, there was also a peculiar glamour about their business and some were famed amongst games fans as the men who owned and trained gladiators - the sports stars of the Roman world.

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Gladiators

Unit Name

Gladiators

Main Unit Key

Rom_Gladiators

Land Unit Key

Rom_Gladiators

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

600

Recruitment Cost

600

Upkeep Cost

100

Melee Attack

67

Weapon Damage

39

├ Melee Weapon

rome_gladius_elite

├ Melee Damage Base

34

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

22

Melee Defence

60

├ Base Defence

25

├ Shield

celtic_shock

└ Shield Defence

35

Armour

10

├ Armour

none

├ Armour Defence

0

└ Shield Armour

10

Health

65

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

25

Base Morale

55

Abilities

Gladiators
  • Killing Spree
    Increases weapon damage for an extended period.
    Weapon damage
    Exertion: fatigue

Attributes

  • 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
Gladiators
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale
Requires Buildings
Gladiators Lv. 0 Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
(rome_city_centre_circus_5)
Level 4
Gladiator School
Gladiator School
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_3)
Level 2
Circus
Circus
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_4)
Level 3
Colosseum
Colosseum
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_5)
Level 4