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Mercenary Andalusian Skirmishers Mercenaries Missile Infantry

Mercenary Andalusian Skirmishers

Skirmishers perform a useful tactical function. Sometimes that function is merely to distract the enemy.
Until very recently, when mechanisation reduced the amount of close-quarters fighting required, skirmishers were used to harass, never giving the enemy pause to regroup and distracting them until melee troops or cavalry could pin them down. In the ancient world, particularly among the 'civilised' states of the Mediterranean, many skirmishers were considered highly skilled, with places such as Crete and the Balearic Islands specialising in producing first class archers, slingers and javelineers. In the north and west of Europe, such weapons were generally thought considered cowardly - only fighting hand-to-hand in melee carried the required amount of honour and glory with it. As antiquity gave way to the Middle Ages, and tribal society subsided to the more hierarchical feudal system, good skirmishers were highly valued once again. Aside from the longbow, the javelin remained their favoured weapon, particularly when fighting from horseback; a rider could hurl his weapon at the enemy and be far away before they had time to react. If they were foolish enough to turn and face the threat, they could be blinded to an infantry or cavalry charge bearing down upon them.

Mercenary Andalusian Skirmishers

Unit Name

Mercenary Andalusian Skirmishers

Main Unit Key

cha_merc_mus_andalusian_skirm

Land Unit Key

cha_merc_mus_andalusian_skirm

Naval Unit Key

cha_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

150

Recruitment Cost

150

Upkeep Cost

90

Missile Damage

70

├ Missile Weapon

cha_jav

├ Projectile

cha_jav_normal

├ Missile Damage

60

├ Missile Ap Damage

10

└ Base Reload Time

14

Accuracy

15

Range

80

Reload

40

Rate of Fire

7

Ammunition

5

Melee Attack

7

Melee Damage

9

├ Melee Weapon

cha_dagger

├ Melee Base Damage

7

├ Armour-piercing Damage

2

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

2

Melee Defence

22

├ Base Defence

17

├ Shield

cha_archer

└ Shield Defence

5

Armour

6

├ Armour

cha_cloth

├ Armour Defence

6

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

100

├ Man Entity

cha_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

100

└ Bonus Hit Points

0

Morale

28

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses

Age of Charlemagne Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Age of Charlemagne
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 cha_merc_andalus_land Gharb Al-Andalus Beja
Cadiz
Seville
1 0.025 1 1
2 cha_merc_andalus_land Marca Hispanica Barcelona
Girona
Tarragona
1 0.025 1 1
3 cha_merc_andalus_land Marca Inferior Braga
Coimbra
Lisbon
1 0.025 1 1
4 cha_merc_andalus_land Marca Media Caceres
Merida
Salamanca
1 0.025 1 1
5 cha_merc_andalus_land Navarre Pamplona
Zaragoza
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1 0.025 1 1
6 cha_merc_andalus_land Toledo Calatrava
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Toledo
1 0.025 1 1
7 cha_merc_andalus_land Valencia Cartagena
Palma
Valencia
1 0.025 1 1
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