Auxilia Comitatensis SpearsThe very core of the late Roman army, these spear-armed infantrymen are Legionaries in all but name.
In the face of an increasing number of barbarian incursions, the effective defence of Rome’s now-sprawling territory became a serious problem in the 4th century AD. The Emperor Constantine’s controversial solution was to divide the army into two halves. 'Comitatenses' were the late-Roman equivalent of the traditional Legionaries, designed to swoop in and decisively defeat enemy forces already pinned down by 'limitanei', the frontier garrison troops tasked with guarding the 'limes' - the borderlands of the Empire. Although originally intended to be the Emperor’s own elite palace guard, the Empire’s increasingly difficult border situation led to comitatenses becoming Rome’s main field armies. Led by a 'comte', the root of the noble title ‘count’ - itself a Latinised version of 'companion' in reference to Alexander's friends and compatriots - comitatenses were professional soldiers every bit as dangerous as their Legionary forebears.
Unit NameAuxilia Comitatensis Spears
Main Unit Keyatt_merc_rom_comitatensis_spears
Land Unit Keyatt_merc_rom_comitatensis_spears
Naval Unit Keyatt_cor_heavy_rom
Custom Battle Cost300
├ Melee Weaponatt_spear
├ Melee Base Damage24
├ Armour-piercing Damage8
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Attack Against Cavalry20
├ Attack Against Elephants20
└ Attack Against Infantry0
├ Base Defence26
└ Shield Defence10
├ Armour Defence23
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entityatt_infantry_heavy
├ Man Health90
└ Bonus Hit Points5
AbilitiesAuxilia Comitatensis Spears
- Stationary Testudo
The troops of this unit raise their shields above their heads in a static defensive formation.
- 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
No Strengths and Weaknesses