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Missile Infantry

Long range units who provide support for melee units, but are themselves very weak in close combat.

Missile Infantry
No. Unit Sol. Custom Cost Recru. Cost Upkeep Cost Ship HP. Ship Spd. Msl. Dmg. Rng. Sht. /min Amo. Mle. Atk. Mle. Dmg. Chg. Mle. Def. Arm. HP. Mor.
1
175 Heilotes Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Helot_Archers)
Heilotes Toxotai
(Helot Archers)

A slave can pull a bowstring as well as any free man.

175 409 409 82 8 155 4 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 35
2
175 Heilotes Akontistai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Helot_Javelinmen)
Heilotes Akontistai
(Helot Javelinmen)

Even the meanest slave can throw a javelin at an enemy.

175 449 449 90 14 85 8 5 21 7 8 41 1 20 35
3
175 Heilotes Sphendonetai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Helot_Slingers)
Heilotes Sphendonetai
(Helot Slingers)

Even the most stupid, recalcitrant slave can be taught to use a sling.

175 435 435 87 5 165 5 20 18 7 6 37 1 20 35
4
175 Symmachoi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Periokoi_Peltasts)
Symmachoi Peltastai
(Allied Peltasts)

Sparta relies heavily on allies and mercenaries when it comes to light support troops. This unit of peltasts is made up of soldiers of different origins, but is still a powerful ranged force overall.

175 880 880 176 15 90 8 5 31 10 11 71 10 20 45
5
175 Skiritai Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Skiritai_Peltasts)
Skiritai Peltastai
(Skiritai Peltasts)

The Skiritai are a people subject to Sparta. They live in Skiritis, a mountainous region located in northern Laconia on the border with Arcadia, between the Oenus and the Eurotas rivers.

175 572 572 114 15 90 10 7 33 7 13 53 3 20 50
6
175 Symmachoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Spar_Symm_Archers)
Symmachoi Toxotai
(Allied Archers)

Sparta relies heavily on allies and mercenaries when it comes to light support troops. This unit of archers is made up of soldiers of different origins, but is still a powerful ranged force overall.

175 785 785 157 9 165 5 15 14 7 6 34 8 20 40
7
100 Epibatoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Marine_Archers)
Epibatoi Toxotai
(Greek Marine Archers)

Recruited for naval service, these Greek archers are just as useful on land.

100 605 605 210 9 165 5 31 19 7 8 36 8 21 50
8
175 Balroae
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_1_Caledonian_Skirmishers)
Balroae
(Caledonian Skirmishers)

Inhumanly decorated, and inhumanly savage, these men are dangerous indeed.

175 412 412 82 14 85 7 5 18 7 6 50 1 20 25
9
175 Gastraphetes
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_10_Crossbows)
Gastraphetes
(Crossbow Infantry)

This unit is the forerunner of medieval arbalesters. The gastraphetes crossbow, however, is more a handheld siege weapon than a battlefield weapon. The army of Syracuse was one of the first to use this weapon, with one unit of psiloi under the tyrant Dionisyus I. Later, this weapon would find its way into the Macedonian army of Alexander, used during several sieges by specially trained soldiers to kill city defenders.

175 1112 1112 222 14 200 4 15 26 10 8 34 8 20 45
10
175 Kestrosphendones
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_10_Dart_Slingers)
Kestrosphendones
(Dart Slingers)

The kestros is a dart thrown by a specially made sling, or propelled by a staff on a sling. It takes a long time to reload, but allows for more deadly and accurate shots than any other weapon of the time if correctly used, thanks to the shape of the darts, which can fly straight and precise trajectories. This weapon is mentioned in a Polybian account about new weapons in the army of Perseus, shortly before the last open confrontation between the Macedonians and the Roman Republic (169-168 BCE).""""

175 516 516 103 13 100 9 7 28 10 10 35 8 20 45
11
175 Sikelioi Sphendonetai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_10_Italian_Slingers)
Sikelioi Sphendonetai
(Sicilian Slingers)

Even in the hands of levies, slings are dangerous weapons.

175 476 476 95 5 165 5 20 18 7 6 44 1 20 25
12
175 Aichmetai Leukanoi
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_10_Sicily_Lucanian_Light_Infantry)
Aichmetai Leukanoi
(Lucanian Light Infantry)

The Aichmetai Leukanoi are equipped with javelins, a knife and a small shield. Their speed is their best and only armour. They allied themselves with Pyrrhus of Epirus when he invaded, but were defeated and subjugated by the Romans after the Pyrrhic War.

175 386 386 77 14 85 8 5 22 7 8 46 1 20 35
13
175 Clona Gosnasio
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_12_North_Iberian_Skirmishers)
Clona Gosnasio
(Cantabrian Skirmishers)

These warriors are the most poorly armed men of the northern Iberian Celts, and as such make up the bulk of the forces those tribes can field in a time of war.

175 493 493 99 15 90 8 5 24 9 6 50 1 20 25
14
175 Iberi Funditores
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_13_South_Iberian_Slingers)
Iberi Funditores
(Iberian Slingers)

Some sling stones, in the right hands, are worth their weight in gold.

175 517 517 103 6 190 5 20 18 7 6 32 1 20 25
15
300 Mitnag'him Numidim
Melee Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_14_Numidian_Javelinmen)
Mitnag'him Numidim
(Numidian Javelinmen)

These skirmishers can harass an enemy battleline, or keep enemy skirmishers at bay.

300 433 433 87 15 90 7 5 30 10 6 39 1 20 30
16
175 Qala'im Numidim
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_14_Numidian_Slingers)
Qala'im Numidim
(Numidian Slingers)

Tribesmen that are employed in the army due to their skill with the slingshot.

175 452 452 90 5 165 5 20 21 10 6 32 3 20 25
17
175 Mitnagsim Lybim
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_15_Libyan_Javelinmen)
Mitnagsim Lybim
(Libyan Javelinmen)

These javelin-armed skirmishers harry an enemy before the main battle is joined.

175 361 361 72 15 90 8 5 15 7 6 37 1 20 25
18
175 Mitnagsim Lybim
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_16_African_Javelinmen)
Mitnagsim Lybim
(Libyan Javelinmen)

These javelin-armed skirmishers harry an enemy before the main battle is joined.

175 370 370 74 15 90 8 5 18 7 6 37 1 20 25
19
175 Qala'im Garamantim
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_16_Garamantine_Slingers)
Qala'im Garamantim
(Garamantine Slingers)

Even the smallest pebble is dangerous in the right hands.

175 435 435 87 5 165 5 20 18 7 6 32 1 20 25
20
175 Machimoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_17_Egyptian_Archers)
Machimoi Toxotai
(Egyptian Archers)

All men serve the Pharaoh to the limits of their ability, even humble bowmen.

175 389 389 78 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 25
21
175 Blemmyai Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_18_blemmyes_archers)
Blemmyai Toxotai
(Blemmyes Archers)

Blemmyes archers form the majority of the Axumite army. They are equipped with a bow, a quiver and a knife. Archer warbands are used to harass and break up enemy formations, so that other warriors can then get in amongst their enemies.

175 442 442 88 9 165 5 15 20 11 6 26 1 20 35
22
175 Meroi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_18_meroe_archers)
Meroi Toxotai
(Meroe Archers)

These men are equipped with the longbow, similar to some seen in ancient Egypt, as well as a quiver and knife. Their costume also seems to follow ancient Egyptian tradition. Their bows have a short range, but each warrior carries a good selection of hunting and war arrows, designed to cause massive bleeding and pierce armour respectively.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 35
23
175 Aithiopikoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_18_Nubian_Archers)
Aithiopikoi Toxotai
(Nubian Archers)

These bowmen are skilled enough to choose an eye to hit when they fire.

175 595 595 119 10 175 6 15 18 7 6 39 3 20 25
24
175 Ioudaioi Sphendonetai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_19_Jewish_Slingers)
Ioudaioi Sphendonetai
(Jewish Slingers)

Even giants can be humbled by nimble slingers.

175 449 449 90 6 190 5 20 18 7 6 32 1 20 25
25
175 Corio Telamon
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_2_Briton_Slingers)
Corio Telamon
(Britannic Slingers)

A good slinger is worth his weight in slingstones, many times over.

175 653 653 131 6 190 6 20 18 7 6 43 1 20 25
26
175 Toxotai Syriakoi
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_21_Syrian_Heavy_Archers)
Toxotai Syriakoi
(Syrian Heavy Archers)

Some of the best archers in the world, these scale-armoured bowmen can do terrible damage to the enemy.

175 1148 1148 230 10 175 6 15 21 7 6 26 16 20 30
27
175 Thanvare Madaen
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_22_Mesopotamian_Archers)
Thanvare Madaen
(Mesopotamian Archers)

Weight of numbers brings its own quality to arrow fire from eastern archers.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 25
28
175 Peltastai Indohellenikoi
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_23_hellenic_peltasts)
Peltastai Indohellenikoi
(Indo-Hellenic Peltasts) Gone is the close phalanx formation and the long spear, replaced by a somewhat looser but more skilled melee formation. They wear Phrygian style helmets, light cotton Thracian trousers, and carry javelins, in addition to a smaller and lighter shield. The Indo-Greeks have adapted quite well to the environment of India and have prospered. Many have become Buddhists, though they still remain fierce warriors, true to their Hellenic forefathers.
175 701 701 140 14 85 8 5 27 9 10 48 12 20 50
29
175 Thanvare Payahdag
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_23_Persian_Archers)
Thanvare Payahdag
(Persian Archers)

Archers should be valued for ability to strike down a distant foe.

175 508 508 102 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 25
30
175 Armenikoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_25_Armenian_Archers)
Armenikoi Toxotai
(Armenian Archers)

Hardy men levied from the mountains to the north, these soldiers make decent archers.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 25
31
175 Thanvare Suguda
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_26_Bac_Archer_Spearmen)
Thanvare Suguda
(Sogdian Archer Spearmen)

These Sogdians are equipped with recurve bows and short spears to counter mounted enemies on the steppes.

175 614 614 123 9 165 5 15 20 9 10 33 1 20 40
32
175 Zubindar-i Suguda
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_26_Bac_Javelinmen)
Zubindar-i Suguda
(Sogdian Javelinmen)

These men risk their lives by closing with the enemy while carrying only the lightest of equipment. Most armies use poorly equipped levies as skirmishers, very often as javelinmen, since these troops require relatively little training and financial investment, relying mostly on widespread natural skills and scant gear.

175 349 349 70 14 85 8 5 21 7 8 37 1 20 45
33
175 Skythioi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_27_Scythian_Archers)
Skythioi Toxotai
(Scythian Archers)

Men who cannot shoot go hungry on the steppes.

175 521 521 104 9 165 5 15 21 11 8 29 1 20 25
34
175 Paya Hinam Dunai Purma
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_27_Subeshi_Archers)
Paya Hinam Dunai Purma
(Subeshi Archers)

These archers wear a felt helmet, leather leggings, and a thick sheepskin coat with the wool turned inside-out, and carry a recurved composite bow. The bows they carry are a larger version of the Scythian recurved composite bow, enabling them to outrange, outshoot, and outpower other steppe nomad horse archers, making these foot bowmen the ideal counter to horse archers in a stationary exchange of missiles.

175 502 502 100 9 165 5 15 12 11 8 26 1 20 25
35
175 Skythioi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_28_Scythian_Archers)
Skythioi Toxotai
(Scythian Archers)

Men who cannot shoot go hungry on the steppes.

175 521 521 104 9 165 5 15 21 11 8 29 1 20 25
36
175 Skythioi Kataikoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_28_Scythian_Foot_Archers)
Skythioi Kataikoi Toxotai
(Scythian Heavy Archers)

Archers are ideal for harassing the enemy from afar, and goading them into foolish action.

175 1069 1069 214 9 165 5 15 28 7 10 35 14 20 30
37
175 Skythioi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_28_Scythian_Skirmishers)
Skythioi Peltastai
(Scythian Skirmishers)

Unencumbered by armour, these fast moving skirmishers use javelins to disrupt enemy units.

175 437 437 87 14 85 8 5 20 7 10 46 1 20 20
38
175 Thrakioi Basilikoi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_28_Thracian_Heavy_Peltasts)
Thrakioi Basilikoi Peltastai
(Thracian Heavy Peltasts)

The art of skirmishing has not be ignored by the warlike Thracians.

175 690 690 138 16 95 9 5 28 10 11 70 4 20 35
39
175 Thrakioi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_28_Thracian_Peltasts)
Thrakioi Peltastai
(Thracian Peltasts)

Unencumbered by armour, these fast moving skirmishers use javelins to disrupt enemy units.

175 449 449 90 15 90 9 5 24 10 10 44 1 20 30
40
175 Pontikoi Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_29_Pontic_Archers)
Pontikoi Toxotai
(Pontic Archers)

Archers are ideal for harassing the enemy from afar, and goading them into foolish action.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 10 7 6 22 1 20 25
41
175 Aeudi Gaeroas
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_3_Gallic_Skirmishers)
Aeudi Gaeroas
(Gallic Skirmishers)

Even the poorest of the tribe can fight for the tribe's honour and glory.

175 412 412 82 14 85 8 5 18 7 6 50 1 20 25
42
175 Kilikioi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_32_Cilician_Peltasts)
Kilikioi Peltastai
(Cilician Peltasts)

Cilicians often turn to piracy and raiding due to the poor land they live in; however as skirmishers they are highly praised by the Successor states. They were even present at the Daphne Parade among the Seleucid Army.

175 625 625 125 15 90 9 5 27 10 11 65 3 20 40
43
175 Mysoi Sphendonetai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_33_Mysian_Slingers)
Mysoi Sphendonetai
(Mysian Slingers)

Witty slingers, and all Greeks have wit, often scratch OUCH! onto their shots.

175 449 449 90 6 190 5 20 18 7 6 32 1 20 25
44
175 Kretai Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_34_Cretan_Archers)
Kretai Toxotai
(Cretan Archers)

As elite archers from the island of Knossos, the ancestors of these famed bowmen once served in the all-conquering army of Alexander the Great.

175 1021 1021 204 11 185 7 15 21 7 6 39 8 20 30
45
175 Macedonikoi Euzonoi
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_36_Greek_Light_Peltasts)
Macedonikoi Euzonoi
(Macedonian Light Peltasts)

These skirmishers sensibly withdraw from threats while harassing the enemy with javelins.

175 625 625 125 15 90 9 5 27 10 10 65 3 20 40
46
175 Agrianoi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_38_Agrianian_Axemen)
Agrianoi Peltastai
(Agrianian Peltasts)

A force of highly mobile axemen with javelins always gives a general a useful cutting edge.

175 642 642 128 15 90 8 5 33 11 13 65 3 20 35
47
175 Maedi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_38_maedi_peltastai)
Maedi Peltastai
(Maedi Peltasts)

The Maedi are an ancient tribe inhabiting the southwestern fringe of Thrace. They are famous as the tribe of Spartacus. They are also famous for their wild Aurochs, the Bolinthos, which is one popular war emblem. With their raiding and contacts with the Greeks, they use more xiphos swords and Chalcidian helmets than their northeastern neighbours.

175 920 920 184 16 95 9 5 32 10 11 70 12 20 50
48
175 Thrakioi Peltastai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_38_Thracian_Peltasts)
Thrakioi Peltastai
(Thracian Peltasts)

Unencumbered by armour, these fast moving skirmishers use javelins to disrupt enemy units.

175 449 449 90 15 90 9 5 24 10 10 44 1 20 30
49
175 Sotaroas Argos
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_4_Belgae_Hunters)
Sotaroas Argos
(Belgae Hunters)

The skills of the hunt, hiding and a sudden strike, are the skills of a warrior.

175 391 391 78 8 155 5 15 18 7 6 29 1 20 25
50
175 Pelliti Velites
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_40_corsican_javeliners)
Pelliti Velites
(Pelliti Skirmishers)

Pelliti skirmishers are lightly armed troops who can break up and harass enemy formations before the main battle lines meet, and act as a screen for heavier troops. They are often composed of the Sardinian or Corsican tribes' younger warriors. Each man is armed with a clutch of throwing spears, a short sword, and a small shield, but they do not wear armour, preferring speed over protection.

175 360 360 72 13 80 8 5 15 7 8 37 3 20 35
51
175 Kasatim Shardanim
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_40_Sardinian_Archers)
Kasatim Shardanim
(Sardinian Archers)

Archers are ideal for harassing the enemy from afar, and goading them into foolish action.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 10 7 6 22 1 20 25
52
175 Baleares Funditores
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_41_Balearic_Slingers)
Baleares Funditores
(Balearic Slingers)

The shepherds of the Balearic Islands train with a sling from childhood, and are some of the most deadly slingers in the world.

175 866 866 173 8 215 7 20 22 7 6 32 3 20 35
53
175 Rhodioi Sphendonetai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_42_Rhodian_Slingers)
Rhodioi Sphendonetai
(Rhodian Slingers)

Few can match the deadly accuracy of the men of Rhodes.

175 741 741 148 8 215 8 20 21 7 6 36 1 20 30
54
175 Sauromatae Fistaeg Fat Aexsdzhytae
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_43_Sarmatian_Archers)
Sauromatae Fistaeg Fat Aexsdzhytae
(Sarmatian Archers)

Men who cannot shoot go hungry on the steppes.

175 568 568 114 9 165 5 15 21 7 8 39 1 20 25
55
175 Skutjanz
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_5_Germanic_Hunters)
Skutjanz
(Germanic Hunters)

A deer or a man: the target still needs killing.

175 528 528 106 9 165 5 15 21 11 6 29 1 20 25
56
175 Skutjanz
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_6_Germanic_Hunters)
Skutjanz
(Germanic Hunters)

A deer or a man: the target still needs killing.

175 528 528 106 9 165 5 15 21 11 6 29 1 20 25
57
175 Kovkasi Lernain Netadzik
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_62_Caucasian_Archers)
Kovkasi Lernain Netadzik
(Caucasian Archers)

Hardy men levied from the mountains to the north, these soldiers make decent archers.

175 376 376 75 9 165 5 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 25
58
175 Sitones Swajut Frijaz
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_79_Ger_scandinavian_Skirmishers)
Sitones Swajut Frijaz
(Scandinavian Skirmishers)

The Sitones are a Germanic or Finnic people who reside just above the Suiones (Swedes). It is said that these people are very much like the Suiones, except they are ruled by a woman, which goes against the Germanic custom. Each warrior is armed with a bundle of throwing spears, a slightly longer spear for melee, and a stout ovular shield, but they do not wear armour.

175 470 470 94 14 85 7 5 15 9 6 43 4 20 35
59
175 Gaeroas Liguriae
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (AOR_8_Ligurian_Skirmishers)
Gaeroas Liguriae
(Ligurian Skirmishers)

The chance to win glory and position makes these men fierce opponents.

175 412 412 82 14 85 8 5 18 7 6 50 1 20 25
60
175 Local Bowmen
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (GAR_Cel_Local_Bowmen_Foreign)
Local Bowmen
Garrisoned archers recruited from the localities who will muster if the fate of their homes is at stake. Despite their lack of training and experience it is no secret that a single arrow can slay even the mightiest of men.
175 288 360 100 8 155 4 18 6 7 6 36 1 20 30
61
175 Local Archers
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (GAR_Eas_Local_Archers_Foreign)
Local Archers
Garrisoned archers recruited from the localities who will muster if the fate of their homes is at stake. Despite their lack of training and experience it is no secret that a single arrow can slay even the mightiest of men.
175 276 345 100 9 165 5 18 6 7 6 36 1 20 30
62
175 Local Slingers
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (GAR_Ita_Citizen_Javelinmen_Foreign)
Local Slingers
Armed with slings, these men will rain death down upon any man who dares to invade their homelands.
175 240 300 100 5 165 5 24 12 7 6 41 1 20 25
63
175 Heilotes Toxotai
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Gre_Helot_Archers)
Heilotes Toxotai
(Helot Archers)

A slave can pull a bowstring as well as any free man.

175 409 409 82 8 155 4 15 18 7 6 22 1 20 35