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Socii Hastati

These troops throw spears at the enemy, and then close to settle matters with the sword.

Although the early Socii troops varied greatly in armament and style, between the times of the Camillan and Polybian military reforms most Socii infantry adopted the equipment of the Roman hastati. Each carried a gladius and two pila, and either the hastati’s scutum or shields inspired by their Etruscan, Samnite or Greek ancestry. Usually wearing bronze helmets and breastplates, Socii were drawn from the city-states and tribes of the Italian peninsula, and were expected to provide half the troops of a Roman army. In battle, they would normally be split into two forces under the command of a praefectus, and take position on a Legions' flank. During the Allied Wars of 90-88BC the Socii revolted against Rome; not for independence, but to gain the full rights of Roman citizenship. In an attempt to resolve the conflict, those that did not rebel were rewarded with citizenship, although eventually the entire Italian population became citizens.

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Socii Hastati

Unit Name

Socii Hastati

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Hastati

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Hastati

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

330

Recruitment Cost

330

Upkeep Cost

90

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

28

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

14

Melee Defence

47

├ Base Defence

22

├ Shield

oval

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

60

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

Abilities

Socii Hastati
  • 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 Hastati
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Italian
Requires Buildings
Socii Hastati Lv. 0 Auxiliary Camp
Auxiliary Camp
(rome_military_aux_2)
Level 1
Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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