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Gladiatrices

Although they lack stout armour, these women make up for it with sheer brutality.

There are no documented examples of female gladiators prior to Nero’s rule, but they are hinted at; in AD19, Tiberius passed the Larinum Decree, specifically forbidding daughters of those in high office from becoming gladiators. From Nero’s until the rule of Septimus Severus, who banned the practice outright, female gladiatorial contests became a regular feature of the circuses. Their existence wasn’t restricted to the Italian peninsula either; the Credenhill dig at Herefordshire in the United Kingdom unearthed a female skeleton bearing bone formation consistent with gladiatorial training. Gladiatrices were armed and armoured as their male counterparts: with swords or spears, shields, and if they could afford them, galea helmets and manica arm-guards.

Gladiatrices

Unit Name

Gladiatrices

Main Unit Key

Rom_Gladiatrices

Land Unit Key

Rom_Gladiatrices

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

620

Recruitment Cost

620

Upkeep Cost

100

Melee Attack

57

Weapon Damage

39

├ Melee Weapon

rome_gladius_elite

├ Melee Damage Base

34

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

22

Melee Defence

60

├ Base Defence

25

├ Shield

celtic_shock

└ Shield Defence

35

Armour

40

├ Armour

leather

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

10

Health

60

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

20

Base Morale

65

Abilities

Gladiatrices
  • Frenzy
    Improves a unit's charge and weapon damage for an extended period.
    Charge damage, Weapon damage
    Exertion: fatigue
  • Killing Spree
    Increases weapon damage for an extended period.
    Weapon damage
    Exertion: fatigue

Attributes

  • 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
Gladiatrices
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale
Recuitment Requirement
Maximum Number 6
Requires Buildings
Gladiatrices 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
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