Left Panel
HomeHome / Total War: Rome II / Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) / Units / Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) Missile Ship

Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves

Fast, relatively powerful pursuit ships, well able to hunt down pirates and other seagoing scum.

Even a poor man can throw a javelin with skill.

It is thought that the Rhodians, a significant naval power in the eastern Mediterranean, developed the 'trihemiolia' or 'two-and-a-half' as a vessel for pirate hunting. Given that Rhodes is an island entirely reliant on the sea and shipping this is a believable theory. Pirates used the hemiola, a handy little vessel developed from the dieres or bireme, a ship with two rows of oars; it makes sense that pirate hunters would think of taking a trieres, or trireme, with three rows of oars and modifying it in a similar fashion. A trihemiolia still had three rows of oars on each side, but the top row was reduced to only half the number of oars, positioned midships. The result was a faster, handier vessel that provided a height advantage over a hemiola for any archers on board. There was also a strategic benefit to the Rhodians, who could only draw on the manpower of one island: they could have six trieres warships with full complements of rowers, or seven trihemiolias for the same number of men. The useful design was soon adopted by other maritime powers around the Mediterranean.

(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.

Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves

Unit Name

Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves

Main Unit Key

Rom_Leves_Two_Halfer

Land Unit Key

Rom_Leves

Naval Unit Key

roman_two_halfer

Soldiers

100

Category

Light Ship

Class

Missile Ship

Custom Battle Cost

380

Recruitment Cost

380

Upkeep Cost

76

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

585

└ Ship

roman_two_halfer

Ship Speed

7

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

Pursuit Trihemiolia
  • 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

Pursuit Trihemiolia
  • Poor hull strength
  • Medium crew
  • Uncatchable
  • Weak ramming
  • Poor boarding
  • Average missile combat
Leves
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale
Requires Buildings
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Leves Lv. 0 Trading Port
Trading Port
(rome_port_trade_3)
Level 2
Emporium
Emporium
(rome_port_trade_4)
Level 3