Evocata Germanica(Imperial Veteran Legionaries)
These veterans of the wars in Germania have been called forth" from retirement, and have chosen to re-enlist and serve Roma once again."
After a Roman legionary had finished up to 25 years in the army, he could be asked back to join the evocati, the ranks of 'those who are called'. Usually affiliated to their old commander or re-enlisting at the bequest of a particular Consul in times of need, veterans were afforded great respect and honour because of their previous service. As examples to the common soldier, they were often immediately promoted to centurion and given a pay rise. Crucially, veterans were exempt from the mundane and laborious tasks of legionary life such as digging latrines, building roads or making camp. During the civil war all sides called on old soldiers to swell their ranks and provide much needed experience, Pompey persuading a large number of evocati to join him against Julius Caesar by promising them promotion and more money to return. The veteran 'Praetorians of the Evocati Augusti' were held in especially high regard.
Unit NameEvocata Germanica
Main Unit KeyRom_Vexillatio_Evocata_Germanica
Land Unit KeyRom_Vexillatio_Evocata_Germanica
Naval Unit Keypel_transport
Custom Battle Cost1314
├ Missile Weaponpilum3
├ Missile Damage14
├ Missile Ap Damage3
└ Base Reload Time6
Shots Per Minute10
├ Melee Weapongladius4
├ Weapon Damage9
├ Weapon Deadliness1
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Cavalry0
├ Bonus vs. Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence28
└ Shield Defence58
├ Armour Defence16
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entityheavy_heavy
├ Man Health20
└ Bonus Hit Points0
- Stamina (good)
Governs how fast the unit tires and restores fatigue, and is dependent on type of unit, weight and approach to combat.
- Throw Pila (heavy)
Orders the unit to throw their pila towards a spot causing damage to everyone in the area of effect
NOTE: you cannot throw pila when you are inside a formation
- Hollow Square
The unit forms a hollow square formation to cover all four sides and improve morale and defense but renders itself unable to move with lower attack
- Repellere Equites (Repel Cavalry)
The soldiers raise their shields in defense, increasing bracing and ability to fight against mounted units; however, in this formation the unit cannot move
The unit assumes a tortoise formation making itself nearly impenetrable to missile damage but while in formation the unit has no attack potential
This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
- Guerrilla Deployment
This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
- Resistant to Cold
This unit tires less quickly in snow.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Very good attack
- Average defence
- Average damage but low armour penetration
- Good morale