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Roman Bastion Scorpion Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus) Fixed Artillery

Roman Bastion Scorpion

These small ballistae fire bolts that can pass through a man.

The scorpion is a smaller form of the ballista, operating on the same principles of a torsion-powered bow. It was operated by one man, and was incredibly accurate at short ranges. It could be used as a sniper's weapon, but was often deployed for indirect battery fire where the high rate of fire could unleash a withering hail of bolts to completely pepper an area. Scorpions were popular with the Romans, where they were used to support the Legions. Batteries had sixty scorpions, each of which was capable of firing three or four shots per minute. Like its larger counterpart, the ballista, the Greeks originally developed the scorpion, but its deadly nature led to rapid adoption by many nations. In most designs, power came from two wooden levers inserted into twisted skeins of animal sinew which, when the arms was pulled back, provided incredible power.

Roman Bastion Scorpion

Unit Name

Roman Bastion Scorpion

Main Unit Key

Rom_Scorpion_Bastion

Land Unit Key

Rom_Scorpion_Bastion

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

40

Category

Siege Engine

Class

Fixed Artillery

Custom Battle Cost

490

Recruitment Cost

490

Upkeep Cost

100

Missile Damage

120

├ Engine

scorpio_bastion

├ Missile Weapon

rome_scorpio_bastion

├ Projectile

bolt_bastion

├ Missile Damage

50

├ Missile Ap Damage

70

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

400

Reload

20

Shots Per Minute

8

Ammunition

40

Melee Attack

9

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

6

Melee Defence

14

├ Base Defence

14

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

40

├ Armour

mail

├ Armour Defence

40

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

40

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

0

Base Morale

40

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

No Attribute

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Roman Bastion Scorpion
  • High damage
  • Mobile
  • Very accurate
  • Short range
  • Average rate of fire
Garrison Buildings
Roman Bastion Scorpion x 2 Civil Municipium
Civil Municipium
(rome_city_civil_3)
Level 2
Garrison Municipium
Garrison Municipium
(rome_city_garrison_3)
Level 2
Roman Bastion Scorpion x 3 Civil Urbs
Civil Urbs
(rome_city_civil_4)
Level 3
Garrison Urbs
Garrison Urbs
(rome_city_garrison_4)
Level 3