Royal BarracksThe training and quartering of elite troops requires the proper surroundings.
After the age of heroes, when fighting had been about individual valour and battles a brawl rather than a planned encounter, armies were organised into disciplined units. With conflicts between the city-states on the rise, and threats from the outside world, the Greeks created the first hoplites around 700BC. These were free citizens, fighting as infantry who provided their own armour and weapons. There was no standard equipment and these soldiers carried shields and armour emblazoned with family symbols handed down over generations. However, the name 'hoplite' derived from the one piece of equipment they did have in common: the hoplon shield. This circular shield was held so as to protect not only the bearer but also the man to his left. As a single mass, hoplites moved in the famous phalanx formation, marching towards the enemy as one solid wall.
Building NameRoyal Barracks
Building ChainMilitary (Recruitment)
Effects+2 experience rank(s) for heavy infantry recruits (this_province)
Noble Philanthropy Edict:
-6% unit recruitment costs (this_province)
+1.5% 2nd Class Citizen (this_building)
-10% provincial income (building upkeep) (regions_in_this_province)
Requires the Copper resource (this_building)
Provides Garrison Army
|Recruitable Units Lv. 1|
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Elephants / Elephant / (Afr_Elephants)
These powerful beasts plough through enemy lines with terrifying force.
Elephants / Elephant / (Afr_War_Elephants)
Qasatim 'al Pilim
(African War Elephants)
These hugely intimidating creatures are trained to charge and trample the enemy.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Egy_Archers)
All men serve the Pharaoh, to the limits of their ability, even humble bowmen.
Cavalry / Melee Cavalry / (Egy_Citizen_Cav)
(Ptolemaic Citizen Cavalry)
The horse-owning rich have the same rights to defend their homes as lesser men in the phalanx.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Egy_Galatian_Royal_Guard)
(Galatian Royal Guard)
The Celts first settled in Anatolia during the 3rd century BC. The region they currently occupy has become known as Galatia because of their Gallic ancestry. The Galatians are fierce warriors who routinely sell their military expertise to their neighbours and are best known for their mercenary service in the Ptolemaic royal guard.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Egy_Hoplites)
Hoplites: no other word says Greeks at war in quite the same way.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Egy_Javelinmen)
The javelin is a simple, deadly weapon, even in the hands of a peasant.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Egy_Kleruchoi_Agema_Pike)
Kleruchoi Agema Phalangitai
(Egyptian Royal Pikemen)
In the hands of an expert, the sarissa pike is a deadly weapon.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Egy_Light_Hoplites)
Ptolemikoi Ekdromoi Hoplitai
(Ptolemaic Light Hoplites)
Discipline is needed to carry a spear and bear a shield in the phalanx.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Egy_Nubian_Spear)
The harshest landscapes breed the toughest of men. Nubians are no exception.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Egy_Pike)
Even the humblest peasant can be trained to carry a pike into battle.
Cavalry / Missile Cavalry / (Egy_Skirm_Cav)
(Egyptian Javelin Cavalry).
These speedy, light cavalrymen can do good service in harrying the enemy.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Egy_Thorax_Sword)
(Egyptian Thorax Swordsmen)
Brave and proud warriors, Egyptians fulfill several roles, but are most commonly used as peltasts, skirmishers on the flanks of the phalanxes, or as non-phalanx infantry in difficult terrain.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Gre_Chopper)
Soldiers trained for perilous service aboard the galleys of the navy, but also as an offensive force on land.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Gre_Kleoruchoi_Pike)
(Greek Kleruchoi Pikemen)
It should be counted an honour to defend one's home and family with the pike.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Gre_Levy_Thureos_Spears)
(Levy Thureos Spears)
A phalanx that can skirmish is a useful addition to any general's bag of tricks.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Light_Peltasts)
These skirmishers sensibly withdraw from threats while harrassing the enemy with javelins.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Peltasts)
These javelin-armed light infantry are used to harass slower, heavier enemy units.
Cavalry / Shock Cavalry / (Gre_Ptolemaic_Cav)
A keen lance, under command of keen hand and eye, can do terrible work.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Gre_Royal_Guard)
(Hellenic Royal Guard Pikemen).
Only the very best men may carry a pike in the guards and protect the king.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Gre_Royal_Peltasts)
The king's own skirmishers are an infantry force to be reckoned with.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Gre_Royal_Thorax_Sword)
(Royal Thorax Swordsmen)
To fight in the Pharaoh's elite is an honourable calling.
Cavalry / Missile Cavalry / (Gre_Tarantine_Cav)
These light cavalrymen armed with javelins are rightly held in high regard for their skills.
Melee Infantry / Hoplite/Pike Infantry / (Gre_Thorax_Hoplites)
The phalanx is only as strong as the shield-arms of the warriors in it.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Gre_Thorax_Spears)
These warriors are the first line of an army, strong in defence against cavalry with their spears and deadly from range with their javelins.
Cavalry / Missile Cavalry / (Gre_Thureos_Cav)
These mercenary soldiers are wealthy enough to be able to afford horses. While not the heaviest cavalry, they are mobile and carry javelins which allow them to harass nearby enemy formations.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Gre_Thureos_Spears)
These well-trained warriors are a flexible force of skirmishing spearmen.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Gre_Thureos_Sword)
These warriors are a flexible force, able to throw javelins from afar and quickly go into melee after.