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Gladiator Spearmen

Spears are the same in the arena as in battle.

Gladiators were usually slaves, condemned criminals or prisoners of war but others did enter the arena. Those with debts or a lust for glory could sell themselves as gladiators, and soldiers who had given ground might be sent to the arena as punishment. A gladiator's life was arduous and brutal, even before fighting in the games. Trainees could, and would, be killed in practice if they fought beneath their abilities, as a way of encouraging the others. The ludus, the training ground and home of gladiators, was run by a lanista, and within its walls his word was law. Outside the arena he was considered to be on the bottom rung of society; some Roman cemeteries did not allow the bodies of lanistas to be buried inside their walls, even. Having said that, there was also a peculiar glamour about their business and some were famed amongst games fans as the men who owned and trained gladiators - the sports stars of the Roman world.

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Gladiator Spearmen

Unit Name

Gladiator Spearmen

Main Unit Key

Rom_Gladiator_Spear

Land Unit Key

Rom_Gladiator_Spear

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

440

Recruitment Cost

440

Upkeep Cost

90

Melee Attack

45

Weapon Damage

29

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_elite

├ Melee Damage Base

24

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

20

├ Bonus vs Elephants

20

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

28

Melee Defence

70

├ Base Defence

35

├ Shield

celtic_shock

└ Shield Defence

35

Armour

10

├ Armour

none

├ Armour Defence

0

└ Shield Armour

10

Health

60

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

20

Base Morale

50

Abilities

Gladiator Spearmen
  • Square
    The unit moves into a close square formation.
    Bracing, morale, melee defence
    Can't move
  • Killing Spree
    Increases weapon damage for an extended period.
    Weapon damage
    Exertion: fatigue

Attributes

  • Expert Charge Defence
    This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
  • 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
Gladiator Spearmen
  • Good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Normal morale
Requires Buildings
Gladiator Spearmen Lv. 0 Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
(rome_city_centre_circus_5)
Level 4
Gladiator School
Gladiator School
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_3)
Level 2
Circus
Circus
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_4)
Level 3
Colosseum
Colosseum
(rome_city_centre_gladiator_5)
Level 4