Celtic SpearsA warrior grasps the spear firmly, so that it does not shake in his hand.
While Celts often lacked the formal organisations and tactics of their more 'civilised' opponents, they did have extremely able metalworkers, and long experience as mercenaries. In battle, they were not outmatched on an individual level by the Romans. Celts often favoured the spear in battle. It is a simple weapon, and a typical Celtic warrior might carry several into a fight: lighter javelins to hurl at the enemy on the approach or charge, and sometimes an iron-tipped spear for close combat. Some spears were crafted with barbed tips to cause further damage as they were pulled from wounds. Spears were also convenient for displaying trophies, in the shape of rotting enemy heads. This bloody appearance by the Celts, and a ferocious appetite for battle, was often enough to un-man opponents. Celtic warriors would send a chorus of chants, taunts and insults aimed towards foes, and blow their unearthly-sounding 'carnyx' battle horns. The whole display was intended to frighten foes, and put the warriors into the right frame of mind for battle.
Unit NameCeltic Spears
Main Unit Keyatt_cel_celtic_spears
Land Unit Keyatt_cel_celtic_spears
Naval Unit Keyatt_lon_heavy_tra_cel
Custom Battle Cost350
├ Melee Weaponatt_spear
├ Melee Base Damage24
├ Armour-piercing Damage8
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Attack Against Cavalry20
├ Attack Against Elephants20
└ Attack Against Infantry0
├ Base Defence35
└ Shield Defence15
├ Armour Defence3
└ Shield Armour15
├ Man Entityatt_infantry_light
├ Man Health75
└ Bonus Hit Points15
- Spear Wall
The unit moves into close wall formation.
- Expert Charge Defence
This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
- Resistant to Fatigue
Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
- Guerrilla Deployment
This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & Weaknesses
No Strengths and Weaknesses
|Required Technology Cost 88 Upgrade From|
|Required Technology Cost 100 Upgrade To|