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Armoured Legionaries Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus) Melee Infantry

Armoured Legionaries

Tough Roman legionaries, given improved armour for battle.

The military reforms of Gaius Marius in 104BC transformed the Roman army into a professional fighting force. Recruits were no longer required to own land in order to be soldiers: Roman citizenship was enough. Without farms to return to, men were willing to make the army their career, fighting lengthy campaigns in return for the pay, glory and retirement benefits. The Legions were equipped at the expense of the state, and each man carried a pilum, a gladius and a large 'scutum' shield, emblazoned with their Legion’s insignia. Under Marius men were expected to carry their own equipment, removing the need for large baggage trains manned by non-combatants. Unfortunately for the men this meant that they were carrying kit that weighed around 45 kilos, earning them the nickname 'Marius' mules'.

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Armoured Legionaries

Unit Name

Armoured Legionaries

Main Unit Key

Rom_Armour_Legionaries

Land Unit Key

Rom_Armour_Legionaries

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

930

Recruitment Cost

930

Upkeep Cost

160

Missile Damage

30

├ Missile Weapon

rome_pilum_heavy

├ Projectile

pilum_heavy

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

10

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

58

Weapon Damage

35

├ Melee Weapon

rome_gladius_imperial

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

15

Melee Defence

51

├ Base Defence

26

├ Shield

scutum_imperial

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

95

├ Armour

segmentata_arm

├ Armour Defence

55

└ Shield Armour

40

Health

60

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_heavy

├ Man Health

45

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

65

Abilities

Armoured Legionaries
  • 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
Armoured Legionaries
  • Very good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Good morale
Requires Buildings
Armoured Legionaries Lv. 0 Legionary Barracks
Legionary Barracks
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Level 3