Daki Epistratoi Doryphoroi(Dacian Levies)
Even the lowliest of Dacians can carry a spear into battle for his people.
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.
Unit NameDaki Epistratoi Doryphoroi
Main Unit KeyAOR_39_Dacian_Levies
Land Unit KeyAOR_39_Dacian_Levies
Naval Unit Keybarbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost347
├ Melee Weaponspear1
├ Weapon Damage9
├ Weapon Deadliness0
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Cavalry3
├ Bonus vs. Elephants10
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence14
└ Shield Defence52
├ Armour Defence1
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entitymedium_light
├ Man Health20
└ Bonus Hit Points0
AbilitiesDaki Epistratoi Doryphoroi
- Stamina (average)
Governs how fast the unit tires and restores fatigue, and is dependent on type of unit, weight and approach to combat.
- Expert Charge Defence
This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Average defensive unit
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Weak attack
- Poor morale
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