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Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts

Light infantrymen, able to move swiftly to counter the enemy, are a useful tool for a Roman general.

There were some forty tribes of Thracians who shared a common language and culture, inhabiting a vast area north of the Greek city-states. They were seen as war-loving, rebellious, rambunctious, bad enemies, and good allies in a fight. Many Greeks dreaded a time when they would be united under a single leader and sweep southwards. Such a turn of events never happened, but Thracians could be found across much of the Greek and Persian world fighting as mercenaries; they often specialised as skirmishers and light troops. At the Battle of Raphia in 217BC there were Thracians in both opposing armies, ready to do bloody work. The forward curving rhomphaia with its razor-sharp blade and long handle could lop off limbs in the hands of a skilled user, and Thracians were certainly skilled. The most famous Thracian 'general' of all never actually fought an action in Thrace or in command of a Thracian army; he was Spartacus, the commander of the last great slave rebellion against Rome in 73-71BC.

Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts

Unit Name

Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts

Main Unit Key

Aux_Thr_Peltasts

Land Unit Key

Aux_Thr_Peltasts

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

480

Recruitment Cost

480

Upkeep Cost

90

Missile Damage

41

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_improved

├ Projectile

javelin_improved

├ Missile Damage

29

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

23

Shots Per Minute

8

Ammunition

7

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

35

├ Melee Weapon

rome_balkan_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

25

├ Melee Damage Ap

10

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

12

Melee Defence

40

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

pelta

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

30

├ Armour

padded_improved

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

55

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts
  • Quick Reload
    Improved reloading for an extended time.
    Shots per minute
    Exertion: fatigue

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (scrub & forest)
    This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Thracian

Grand Campaign Regions

Grand Campaign
Provinces Regions
Thracia Antheia Navissos Odessos Pulpudeva
Dacia Petrodava Zarmizegetusa Malva
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Thracian Peltasts 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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