Proving GroundsA warrior needs a weapon he can rely on.
Due to the tribal practice of making votive offerings to gods of rivers and waterways, many bronze artefacts have been discovered at the bottom of lakes and rivers all over Europe. The River Thames in London, England must have held particular significance to the local tribes as a number of bronze work pieces have been discovered on the bottom over the years. The Waterloo Helmet, a ceremonial piece with two horns, was discovered in 1868, and the Wandsworth and Battersea shields were also recovered from the river and now reside in the British Museum. Like the helmet, the Battersea Shield is thought to be a ceremonial piece as there is no evidence of damage and no sign that it was ever attached to a wooden base, which would have given it the strength it required to be battle ready.
Building NameProving Grounds
Effects+1 experience rank(s) for heavy infantry recruits (this_province)
+0.7% 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class (this_building)
-8% provincial income (building upkeep) (regions_in_this_province)
Provides Garrison Army
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Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Ger_Bloodsworn)
Driven by oaths, and seeking glory, these men are terrible enemies to face.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_Dreugulozez_Brunjadoi)
These chosen men are relatively poor, but equipped with axes and useful for breaking enemy formations. They are strong and battle-hardened, thus very effective against any unit, even an armoured one. They are also fast and agile, perfect for flanking manoeuvers, or as the main shock infantry, followed by other warriors. The name literally means battlepig," as they are the metaphoric equivalents of the wild boar."
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_early noble_swordsmen)
(Early Germanic Elite Swordsmen)
Armed with sturdy shields and swords, these men are the Germanic warrior elite. Professionals, they spend their time in the service of a chieftain or king, and fight for his glory and honour in battle. If necessary, it is expected that these men will give their lives for their leader. To leave a battlefield when their chief has fallen is the greatest dishonour for a Herunoudaz.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Ger_Herthaganautoz)
(Proven Kwadoz Spearmen)
These proven spearmen from the Kwadoz tribe are renowned and well-trained, although poor and less-well equipped than those of other tribes. They use heavy spears, not metal-tipped, more to block the enemy, than to attack them. They rely upon their iron-tipped javelins. Their reputation comes from their open-battle abilities, using similar tactics to the Celts, rather than the guerrilla warfare common to most Germanic peoples.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_late_noble_swordsmen)
(Late Germanic Elite Swordsmen)
The late Herunoudozez are much better equipped compared to their predecessors. Their oval, rectangular or hexagonal shields are reinforced with a metal shield rim. Finally, some of these warriors have Celtic or Roman mail-shirts and helmets acquired by trade, or less peaceful means. If necessary, it is expected that these men will give their lives for their leader. To leave a battlefield when their chief has fallen is the greatest dishonour for a Herunoudaz.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Ger_Longbow_Hunters)
(Germanic Longbow Hunters)
A deer or a man: the target still needs killing.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_scandinavian_clubmen)
(Scandinavian Club Infantry)
The Raumarici are a Germanic tribe from the area of Romerike near Oslo. Germanic warriors are typically able to make effective arms quickly from any readily available materials. By shaping heavy boughs of oak and inserting bone spikes, these clubs can be used to maim both armoured and unarmoured foes alike.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_scandinavian_Swordsmen)
The Suiones are a powerful tribe, distinguished not merely by their soldiers, but also - in possessing ships with prows on both ends - by their powerful fleets. Swords are not plentiful in Germanic lands because of their cost in iron, and so these fierce and valiant warriors carry their highly valued swords with pride.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Ger_Slingers)
Even the humblest of tribesmen can hurt the enemy with a sling stone.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Ger_Spear_Brothers)
(Germanic Spear Brothers)
These battle-hardened warriors can be relied on to stand and fight with courage and skill.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_Sword_Masters)
These experienced, high-status warriors make fearsome battlefield opponents.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Ger_Thegnoz_Drugule)
These nobles are close bodyguards and companions of the king: a few high nobles and chieftains. They devote their life to war, and are very experienced, finely educated warriors, using tactics and equipment similar to Celtic nobles. They are the very few to be equipped with leather and metal armour, and an iron helmet as well. Like Celtic chieftains, their helmets are decorated to give immediate recognition and act as a rally flag for their own warriors.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Ger_Wodanaz_Spears)
(Germanic Elite Spearmen)
Fighting for immortal honour, these warriors are inspired to great acts on the battlefield.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Ger_Woithiz_Watha)
Common as first-line units, these naked spearmen are the Germanic replica of the Gaisates, except that they use more crude weapons, the framea being too expensive and heavy to be carried by a skirmisher.However, they are still heavy skirmishers, relying on their speed to outflank the enemy, before launching their missiles in the hope of causing disarray within the enemy ranks.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Ger_Xerunoudozez)
These Heruskoz swordsmen are few in number, but they are the best warriors of their tribe, most likely noble sons from wealhy families. Their sword is generally shorter and broader than a Celtic sword, especially in the later period, good for thrusting and slashing. It is especially useful against Roman troops, as most Germanic warbands are unarmoured.