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Spear Gladiatrices RomeRome Spear Infantry

Spear Gladiatrices

These seasoned spearwomen have a defensive edge over their sword-bearing counterparts.

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.

Spear Gladiatrices

Unit Name

Spear Gladiatrices

Main Unit Key

Rom_Gladiatrices_Spear

Land Unit Key

Rom_Gladiatrices_Spear

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

460

Recruitment Cost

460

Upkeep Cost

90

Melee Attack

40

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

20

Melee Defence

70

├ Base Defence

35

├ Shield

celtic_shock

└ Shield Defence

35

Armour

40

├ Armour

leather

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

10

Health

55

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

60

Abilities

Spear Gladiatrices
  • Square
    The unit moves into a close square formation.
    Bracing, morale, melee defence
    Can\'t move
  • Frenzied Charge
    Increases the effectiveness of the unit\'s charge for an extended period. The unit will suffer a large fatigue penalty after the charge is over.
    Charge speed, charge damage, acceleration
    Melee defence, fatigue
  • Killing Spree
    Increases weapon damage for an extended period.
    Weapon damage
    Exertion: fatigue
  • Rapid Advance
    Improved unit movement speed over an extended period.
    Speed, acceleration, charge speed
    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
Spear Gladiatrices
  • Good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Normal morale
Recuitment Requirement
Maximum Number 6
Requires Buildings
Spear 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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