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Misthophoroi Dakes Hippeis Mercenaries Melee Cavalry

Misthophoroi Dakes Hippeis

Dacians are not famed as cavalrymen, but they are an aggressive folk.

The exact origins of the Dacians are something of a mystery. Dacian lands were centred around the Carpathian Mountains but, unlike their Thracian neighbours, they seldom got involved in the conflicts of others. The Dacians fought almost entirely on foot, and usually looked to their Sarmatian allies when serious cavalry were needed. Many Dacian infantry fought as peltasts, equipped with javelins, short swords and oval shields, but they also fielded archers. However, the Dacians were most feared because of a weapon called the 'falx', which they used with deadly, limb-lopping skill. A two-handed sword with a forward-curving blade, a falx could cut a man in two from the top of his head to his breastbone. This weapon was so effective that the Romans improved their legionary armour to cope with it. The brow-ridge on later legionary helmets was there to stop a blow from a falx. Rome’s eventual victory in the Dacian Wars (AD101-106), celebrated by Trajan’s Column, finally dealt with the warlike Dacian tribes once and for all.

Misthophoroi Dakes Hippeis

Unit Name

Misthophoroi Dakes Hippeis

Main Unit Key

Mer_Dac_Spear_Horsemen

Land Unit Key

Mer_Dac_Spear_Horsemen

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport_small

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

550

Recruitment Cost

430

Upkeep Cost

320

Melee Attack

31

Weapon Damage

27

├ Melee Weapon

rome_celtic_spear_cav

├ Weapon Damage

20

├ Weapon Deadliness

7

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Cavalry

10

├ Bonus vs. Elephants

10

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

31

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

16

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

60

├ Armour

leather

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

35

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

20

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_celtic_horse_spear_shield_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy_spr

└ Mount Health

0

Base Morale

45

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Light Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Misthophoroi Dakes Hippeis
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale

Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_province_pool_dacia Dacia Dacia Inferior
Bastarnia
Dacia Malvensis
Zarmizegetusa
0 0.15 1 3

Grand Campaign Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
2 rom_province_pool_dacia Dacia Bastarnia
Dacia Inferior
Dacia Superior
0 0.15 1 3
Attica
Creta
Achaia
Ta-Mehu
Ta-Shemau
Ta-Ament
Ta-Abt
Ityopya
Kush
Medjay
Zeugitana
Byzacium
Tripolis
Syrthim
Aquitania
Gergovia
Pictavis
Himyar
Maka
Saba
Kedar
Hagar
Yathrib
Transcaspia
Haraiva
Margus
Tsopk
Hayk
Turuberan
Korchayk
Lydia
Mysia
Phrygia
Rhodos
Baktria
Tocharia
Paropamisadai
Baeturia
Turdetania
Carpetania
Silva Carbonaria
Treverorum
Pontos
Bithynia
Paphlagonia
Riza
Tauris
Sindike
Maiotia
Britannia Superior
Dumnonia
Demetia
Britannia Inferior
Eremos Karmania
Karmania
Ardhan
Kartli
Kolkheti
Xvarazm
Usturt
Liguria
Insubria
Venetia et Histria
Corsica
Sardinia
Dacia Inferior
Bastarnia
Dacia Malvensis
Zarmizegetusa
Galatia
Lykaonia
Katpatuka
Pamphylia
Lugdunensis
Lutetia
Aremorica
Iuliobana
Rambakia
Zranka
Maka
Bagacum
Germania Superior
Silva Nigra
Hercynia Silva
Luna Silva
Baleareis
Bastetania
Celtiberia
Edetania
Illyria
Liburnia
Dalmatia
Campania
Apulia
Bruttium
Yehuda
Kypros
Phoinike
Picenum
Tuscia
Samnium
Latium
Siwa
Oases
Kyrenaike
Marmarike
Silesia
Leda
Baug
Chronos
Celtica
Lusitania
Epeiros
Thessalia
Makedonia
Frisia
Cimbria
Silva Bacenis
Atlas
Mauretania
Tingitana
Rhagau
Mada
Atropatkan
Phraaspa
Meshan
Babirus
Osroene
Athura
Havilah
Lihyan
Iordan
Provincia
Narbonensis
Tolosa
Militiana
Cirtensis
Gaetulia
Numidia
Eremos Syria
Palmyra
Transdanubia
Pannonia Superior
Pannonia Inferior
Parthava
Astauene
Traxiane
Varkana
Lyan
Parsa
Elam
Tidamensi
Garama
Caledonia
Hibernia
Brigantia
Alcimoennis
Raetia
Noricum
Helvetia
Danu Apara
Oium
Gerrhos
Scythia
Didoya
Turan
Zyx
Akragas
Panormos
Sirako
Suebia
Vistula
Ascaucalis
Rugia
Syria
Kommagene
Kilikia
Aram
Cantabria
Gallaecia
Tarraconensis
Terra Incognita
Byzantion
Dardania
Moesia
Thrake
Transoxania
Suguda
Ta-Abt
Ptolemaioi
Ta-Ament
Ptolemaioi
Ta-Mehu
Ptolemaioi
Ta-Shemau
Ptolemaioi
Byzacium
Qarthadastim
Syrthim
Qarthadastim
Tripolis
Qarthadastim
Zeugitana
Qarthadastim
Ityopya
Aksum
Kush
Medewi
Medjay
Blemmyai
Aquitania
Vivisci
Gergovia
Arverni
Pictavis
Pictones
Himyar
Mamlakat Himyar
Maka
Mascat
Saba
Mamlakatin Saba
Hagar
Hagar
Kedar
Qidri
Yathrib
Ma'in
Harauvatis
Harauvatis
Paropamisadai
Harauvatis
Haraiva
Haraiva
Zranka
Asagarta
Margus
Haraiva
Hayk
Hayasdan
Korchayk
Hayasdan
Tsopk
Hayasdan
Lydia
Lydia
Mysia
Pergamon
Phrygia
Lydia
Rhodos
Rhodos
Baktria
Baktria
Tocharia
Baktria
Baeturia
Turdetani
Turdetania
Qarthadastim
Arduenna Silva
Treveri
Silva Carbonaria
Atrebates
Bithynia
Bithynia
Paphlagonia
Pontos
Pontos
Pontos
Riza
Trapezos
Maiotia
Arche Bosphorus
Sindike
Arche Bosphorus
Tauris
Arche Bosphorus
Brigantia
Brigantes
Britannia
Iceni
Demetia
Demetae
Dumnonia
Dumnonii
Caledonia
Kaledonoi
Hibernia
Iweriu
Eremos Karmania
Asagarta
Karmania
Zranka
Baleareis
Qarthadastim
Bastetania
Qarthadastim
Celtiberia
Arevaci
Edetania
Edetani
Ardhan
Ardhan
Kolkheti
Kolkhis
Kartli
Kartli
Aremorica
Namnetes
Lugdunensis
Aedui
Lutetia
Carnutes
Xvarazm
Xvarazm
Transcaspia
Daha
Kilikia
Seleukidai
Kypros
Kypros
Pamphylia
Kypros
Insubria
Insubres
Liguria
Liguria
Venetia et Histria
Veneti
Corsica
Qarthadastim
Sardinia
Qarthadastim
Bastarnia
Bastarnoz
Dacia Inferior
Getae
Dacia Superior
Apulii
Katpatuka
Katpatuka
Kommagene
Katpatuka
Galatia
Koinon Galaton
Lykaonia
Lydia
Maka
Zranka
Rambakia
Zranka
Germania Inferior
Nervii
Germania Superior
Sequani
Attike
Athenai
Krete
Knossos
Peloponnesos
Sparta
Hercynia Silva
Boii
Luna Silva
Boii
Dalmatia
Daorsi
Illyria
Ardiaei
Liburnia
Dalmatae
Etruria
Roma
Latium
Roma
Picenum
Roma
Samnium
Roma
Kyrenaike
Ptolemaioi
Marmarike
Ptolemaioi
Oases
Nasamones
Siwa
Ptolemaioi
Celtica
Celtici
Lusitania
Lusotannan
Epeiros
Epeiros
Makedonia
Antigonidai
Larissa
Epeiros
Frisia
Freisias
Silva Bacenis
Heruskoz
Silva Nigra
Markamannoz
Bruttium
Roma
Apulia
Roma
Lilybaion
Qarthadastim
Sirako
Syrakousai
Atlas
Gaetuli
Gaetulia
Masaesyli
Numidia
Masaesyli
Tingitana
Qarthadastim
Atropatkan
Atropatkan
Mada
Atropatkan
Rhagau
Parsa
Athura
Seleukidai
Babirus
Seleukidai
Meshan
Seleukidai
Osroene
Seleukidai
Havilah
Mamlaktha Nabata
Yehuda
Ptolemaioi
Iordan
Ptolemaioi
Lihyan
Mamlaktha Nabata
Pannonia Inferior
Scordisci
Pannonia Superior
Breuci
Transdanubia
Eravisci
Astauene
Parthia
Varkana
Parthava
Parthava
Parthava
Traxiane
Parthava
Elam
Parsa
Lyan
Parsa
Parsa
Parsa
Tidamensi
Igharimen
Garama
Igharimen
Gerrhos
Basileioi Skythai
Didoya
Aorsoi
Oium
Catiaroi
Zyx
Siraces
Narbonensis
Volcae
Transalpina
Massalia
Helvetia
Helvetii
Noricum
Nori
Raetia
Raeti
Aestia
Aestii
Danu Nazdya
Anartes
Baug
Budini
Scythia
Rauxsa-alanna
Turan
Thyssagetae
Usturt
Saka Rauka
Leda
Leugoz
Silesia
Leugoz
Vistula
Gutones
Cimbria
Kimbroz
Suebia
Sweboz
Rugia
Rugoz
Aram
Seleukidai
Eremos Syria
Seleukidai
Phoinike
Seleukidai
Syria
Seleukidai
Gallaecia
Gallaeci
Cantabria
Cantabri
Tarraconensis
Cessetani
Terra Incognita
Byzantion
Tolistobogii
Dardania
Triballi
Moesia
Basileion Odryson
Thrake
Antigonidai
Transoxania
Baktria
Suguda
Baktria