Persian Assault Teteres - Spear BrothersRamming attacks from these ships will inflicting terrible damage.
Battle-hardened warriors who can be relied on to stand and fight with courage and skill.
There is a good deal of debate as to how large ancient warships worked; the principles are understood, but the details are not always so clear. A Roman 'quadreme' or Greek 'tetreres' would seem to have four rows of oars if the name is translated literally. However, it is unclear how four sets of oars each with one rower apiece could be used without them getting in a terrible tangle even with a magnificently trained crew, or how the top set of rowers would be able to handle the extremely long oars pitched at a steep angle and still produce any power. The chances are that the term 'oar' had become synonymous with 'rower' and that the lowest bank had more than one man per oar. The other option was to go back to a double row of oars, with two men apiece. Two banks of oars would also have made for a cheaper construction task for each ship. Either way, the result was a ship that could rival the lighter trireme in speed, yet had more deck space for a large fighting contingent or artillery pieces.
Hardened by years of both inter-tribal combat and contact with enemies further afield, the most talented German warriors thus earned high status within their tribes. Whilst iron supplies were scarce, these men were privileged enough to equip themselves with lengthy spears, or 'framea', tipped with narrow, sharp points of iron. Whereas the framea was used for fighting at close quarters, lighter javelins were also carried to be hurled from a distance prior to melee. The taller and stronger the man, the bigger the spear he could carry; this established status, not only within the tribe, but also when facing the enemy.
Unit NamePersian Assault Teteres - Spear Brothers
Main Unit KeyGer_Spear_Brothers_Four
Land Unit KeyGer_Spear_Brothers
Naval Unit Keybarbarian_persian_four
Custom Battle Cost640
├ Missile Weaponrome_javelin_precursor
├ Missile Damage19
├ Missile Ap Damage15
└ Base Reload Time40
Shots Per Minute2
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_spear
├ Melee Damage Base19
├ Melee Damage Ap10
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large15
├ Bonus vs Elephants16
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence44
└ Shield Defence45
├ Armour Defence27
└ Shield Armour25
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_medium_fast
├ Man Health55
└ Bonus Hit Points10
AbilitiesPersian Assault Teteres
- Row Hard 20
Increases speed for 20 strokes.
- Cavalry Counter-tactics
Improves unit's ability to endure enemy cavalry charges for an extended time.
Bonus vs mounted units
- Shield Screen
The unit raises their shields in a static defensive formation.
Bracing, melee defence, shield strength
- 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 & WeaknessesPersian Assault Teteres
- Average hull strength
- Medium crew
- Average speed
- Average ramming
- Average boarding
- Good defensive unit
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Average attack
- Normal morale
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