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Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen Mercenaries Pike Infantry

Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen

A line of pikes is highly effective for suppressing aggression.

During the period of Roman rule, native Egyptian troops tended to support their Roman rulers. With a military legacy thousands of years old, the sons of the desert were commonly used as peltasts, skirmishers on the flanks of the Legionaries or as infantry in difficult terrain. Each Egyptian regiment could be identified by the weapon they carried - archers, spearmen, swordsmen, etc. The strong performance of the Egyptians in battle led to a greater proportion of native warriors forming auxiliary units, and as time passed and they gained their Roman commander's trust, they were give more diverse roles in battle. There were a series of revolts in Egypt throughout the 3rd century AD when Zenobia, the Palmyrene queen, took over the province after conquering it in AD 269, declaring herself 'Queen of Egypt' and backing it up by claiming she was descended from Cleopatra, the region's final Hellenic queen prior to its cessation to Rome.

Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen

Unit Name

Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen

Main Unit Key

3c_Mer_Egyptian_Pikemen

Land Unit Key

3c_Mer_Egyptian_Pikemen

Naval Unit Key

3c_pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Pike Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

320

Recruitment Cost

320

Upkeep Cost

240

Melee Attack

30

Weapon Damage

20

├ Melee Weapon

rome_pike_levy

├ Melee Damage Base

16

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

4

Melee Defence

15

├ Base Defence

5

├ Shield

pikemen

└ Shield Defence

10

Armour

50

├ Armour

padded

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

35

Abilities

Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen
  • Pike Phalanx
    The unit moves into a deep, close defensive formation.
    Bonus vs cavalry, bracing.
    Limited speed

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • Formation Attack
    The unit will try to stay in formation when in melee.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Egyptian Pikemen
  • Average defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak attack
  • Poor morale
  • Very vulnerable when not in phalanx

Empire Divided Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Empire Divided
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 3c_province_pool_aegyptos Aegyptos Alexandria
Diospolis
Memphis
Myos Hormos
0 0.15 1 2
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