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Socii Extraordinarii Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus) Melee Infantry

Socii Extraordinarii

For close-quarters fighting, these men admit no equals; a boast, perhaps, but one born of pride.

These elite soldiers, chosen from amongst the Latin and Italian allies of Rome, were often given dangerous or vital duties to perform. Socii extraordinarii were composed of roughly the best fifth of an allied infantry force, and led any column on the march, acting as scouts and occasionally forming a rear-guard. The city-states and tribes of the Italian peninsula who provided the Socii were expected to match Rome’s military contribution on any campaign. Those liable for service included Romans that had given up citizenship to live in the colonies and Latin neighbours of Rome, such as the Etruscans and Samnites. In return for providing half of Rome’s military might, they did not have to pay tributes and received half of any spoils.

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Socii Extraordinarii

Unit Name

Socii Extraordinarii

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Extraordinarii

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Extraordinarii

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

760

Recruitment Cost

760

Upkeep Cost

140

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_precursor

├ Projectile

javelin_prec

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

37

Weapon Damage

34

├ Melee Weapon

rome_hoplite_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

18

Melee Defence

52

├ Base Defence

27

├ Shield

oval

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

95

├ Armour

bronze

├ Armour Defence

60

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

65

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_heavy

├ Man Health

45

└ Bonus Hit Points

20

Base Morale

55

Abilities

Socii Extraordinarii
  • 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
Socii Extraordinarii
  • Very good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Good morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Italian
Requires Buildings
Socii Extraordinarii Lv. 0 Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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