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Assault Quadreme - Auxiliary Hoplites

Ramming attacks from these ships will inflicting terrible damage.

Romans recognise the manly virtues embodied by the phalanx.

There is a good deal of debate as to how large ancient warships worked; the principles are understood, but the details are not always so clear. A Roman 'quadreme' or Greek 'tetreres' would seem to have four rows of oars if the name is translated literally. However, it is unclear how four sets of oars each with one rower apiece could be used without them getting in a terrible tangle even with a magnificently trained crew, or how the top set of rowers would be able to handle the extremely long oars pitched at a steep angle and still produce any power. The chances are that the term 'oar' had become synonymous with 'rower' and that the lowest bank had more than one man per oar. The other option was to go back to a double row of oars, with two men apiece. Two banks of oars would also have made for a cheaper construction task for each ship. Either way, the result was a ship that could rival the lighter trireme in speed, yet had more deck space for a large fighting contingent or artillery pieces.

(Auxiliary Hoplites)
Hoplites date back to the wars between the Greek city-states in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. During the Greco-Persian Wars most hoplites wore a Corinthian-style bronze helm, and a cuirass of bronze or stiffened linen or canvas. They were armed with a short sword and an iron-tipped spear with a bronze counterbalance butt-spike. Hoplites were named, though, after the round hoplon shield they carried. The hoplon-and-spear combination required them to fight as a phalanx, a block of spearmen some eight ranks deep. When closed up, each man would find shelter behind the shield of his neighbour, creating a wall of bristling spear-points. While all hoplites were originally citizen-soldiers, full-time mercenaries took over and became the standard fighting unit of the Greek world. Later, under Phillip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great, the shield became smaller, while the spear developed into the five metre sarissa pike. Many armies adopted the phalanx of hoplites as a tactical unit because it was very successful in battle.

Assault Quadreme - Auxiliary Hoplites

Unit Name

Assault Quadreme - Auxiliary Hoplites

Main Unit Key

Aux_Gre_Hoplites_Four

Land Unit Key

Aux_Gre_Hoplites

Naval Unit Key

roman_four

Soldiers

120

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

720

Recruitment Cost

720

Upkeep Cost

144

Ship Health

825

└ Ship

roman_four

Ship Speed

6

Melee Attack

34

Weapon Damage

26

├ Melee Weapon

rome_hoplite_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

21

Melee Defence

57

├ Base Defence

42

├ Shield

hoplite

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

80

├ Armour

spolas

├ Armour Defence

35

└ Shield Armour

45

Health

60

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_hoplite

├ Man Health

45

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

55

Abilities

Assault Quadreme
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 strokes.
    Ship speed
Auxiliary Hoplites
  • Hoplite Wall
    The unit moves into close wall formation.
    Bracing, melee defence, shield strength
    Acceleration, 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

Assault Quadreme
  • Average hull strength
  • Medium crew
  • Average speed
  • Average ramming
  • Average boarding
Auxiliary Hoplites
  • Good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Normal morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Hellenic
Requires Buildings
Assault Quadreme - Auxiliary Hoplites Lv. 0 Coastal Patrol
Coastal Patrol
(rome_port_patrol_4)
Level 3
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