Auxiliary Germanic Scout RidersA Roman army needs cunning troops to be its eyes and ears.
German cavalry were much sought-after mercenaries, including by the Romans after the defeat of the Belgic alliance in 57BC. During their attacks into Gaul, the disciplined Nervii cavalry managed to cross the Rhine in a single day, ambushing and defeating the Menapii. Caesar was greatly impressed by their bravery and fighting abilities. He faced the Germans himself at Sabis, and was almost defeated before managing to encircle and destroy them. The remaining Nervii joined the rebellion against Quintus Tullius Cicero, besieging his winter camp until relieved Caesar broke the siege. They Nervii were eventually overwhelmed, but Caesar did recruit a band of German horsemen into his army for his war against the Gauls.
Unit NameAuxiliary Germanic Scout Riders
Main Unit KeyAux_Ger_Scout_Riders
Land Unit KeyAux_Ger_Scout_Riders
Naval Unit Keypel_transport
Custom Battle Cost440
├ Missile Weaponrome_javelin
├ Missile Damage20
├ Missile Ap Damage12
└ Base Reload Time10
Shots Per Minute7
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_hellenic_sword_cav
├ Melee Damage Base30
├ Melee Damage Ap4
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence10
└ Shield Defence30
├ Armour Defence10
└ Shield Armour20
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_light_fast
├ Man Health40
├ Bonus Hit Points10
├ Mount Entityrome_horse_very_light
└ Mount Health20
AbilitiesAuxiliary Germanic Scout Riders
The unit moves into a wedge-shaped attack formation.
Charge bonus, melee attack
Acceleration, melee defence
- 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.
- Fire Whilst Moving
This unit can fire when mounted and moving.
- Parthian Shot
This unit can fire all around and not just in-front of itself.
- Resistant to Cold
This unit tires less quickly in snow.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Average attack
- Weak defence
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Poor morale