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Raiding Hemiolia - Leves

These swift, manoeuvrable ships are a useful scouting force for any admiral.

Even a poor man can throw a javelin with skill.

The 'one-and-a-half' or 'hemiolia' was a light galley which was much favoured by pirates in the ancient world. It developed from the bireme, a ship that had two full decks of oars along its entire length. The hemiola reduced the number of oars on the upper level, leaving roughly half the number of oars and rowers in the midship section. The smaller number of rowers had little effect on overall speed because the laden weight of the vessel also dropped. Because it used both oars and sails, and the crew could rapidly change propulsion method, it was an ideal vessel for chasing down fat, wealthy merchant ships. Boarding attacks were mounted from hemiolas; ramming was not a useful tactic as loot ended up with the fish rather than enriching the pirates! The speed and handiness of hemiolas made them useful as scouts, supply boats and vessels used to pick off damaged enemies at the edge of battles.

(Leves)
Under the early Roman army’s Camillan system, if you were poor or low born then you might well have found yourself in battle with little more than a spear in your hand. Typically the poorest members of a Roman Legion, leves were attached to the hastati and faced the full enemy onslaught. They were used as a screen and to skirmish with the enemy’s front line. Un able to afford much armour, the leves used javelins in support of their richer compatriots. Historically, there were 300 leves alongside 900 hastati: 20 leves in front of each of the 60 maniples. They were replaced by velites, who were deployed across the three main lines of a maniple.

Raiding Hemiolia - Leves
Raiding Hemiolia - Leves

Unit Name

Raiding Hemiolia - Leves

Main Unit Key

Rom_Leves_One_Halfer

Land Unit Key

Rom_Leves

Naval Unit Key

roman_one_halfer

Soldiers

80

Category

Light Ship

Class

Missile Ship

Custom Battle Cost

270

Recruitment Cost

270

Upkeep Cost

54

Missile Damage

29

├ Missile Weapon

rome_wooden_javelin

├ Projectile

javelin_wooden

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

9

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

8

Shots Per Minute

7

Ammunition

7

Ship Health

402

└ Ship

roman_one_halfer

Ship Speed

6

Melee Attack

5

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

37

├ Base Defence

12

├ Shield

pelta

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

20

Abilities

Raiding Hemiolia
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Raiding Hemiolia
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Light crew
  • Very fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Very poor boarding
  • Poor missile combat
Leves
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale
Requires Buildings
Raiding Hemiolia - Leves Lv. 0 Port
Port
(rome_port_1)
Level 0
Fishing Port
Fishing Port
(rome_port_fish_2)
Level 1
Fishmonger
Fishmonger
(rome_port_fish_3)
Level 2
Forum Piscarium
Forum Piscarium
(rome_port_fish_4)
Level 3
Military Wharf
Military Wharf
(rome_port_military_2)
Level 1
Drydock
Drydock
(rome_port_military_3)
Level 2
Portus Classis
Portus Classis
(rome_port_military_4)
Level 3
Shipwright
Shipwright
(rome_port_patrol_2)
Level 1
Docks
Docks
(rome_port_patrol_3)
Level 2
Coastal Patrol
Coastal Patrol
(rome_port_patrol_4)
Level 3
Harbour
Harbour
(rome_port_trade_2)
Level 1
Trading Port
Trading Port
(rome_port_trade_3)
Level 2
Emporium
Emporium
(rome_port_trade_4)
Level 3
Garrison Buildings
Raiding Hemiolia - Leves x 2 Port
Port
(rome_port_1)
Level 0
Fishing Port
Fishing Port
(rome_port_fish_2)
Level 1
Fishmonger
Fishmonger
(rome_port_fish_3)
Level 2
Forum Piscarium
Forum Piscarium
(rome_port_fish_4)
Level 3
Harbour
Harbour
(rome_port_trade_2)
Level 1
Trading Port
Trading Port
(rome_port_trade_3)
Level 2
Emporium
Emporium
(rome_port_trade_4)
Level 3
Raiding Hemiolia - Leves x 1 Military Wharf
Military Wharf
(rome_port_military_2)
Level 1
Drydock
Drydock
(rome_port_military_3)
Level 2
Portus Classis
Portus Classis
(rome_port_military_4)
Level 3
Shipwright
Shipwright
(rome_port_patrol_2)
Level 1
Docks
Docks
(rome_port_patrol_3)
Level 2
Coastal Patrol
Coastal Patrol
(rome_port_patrol_4)
Level 3