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Mercenary Gallic Bowmen Mercenaries Missile Infantry

Mercenary Gallic Bowmen

Their skills in archery are best used in the service of the Empire.

As far as the Celts were concerned, the best way to kill a man was in hand-to-hand combat. The Celts thought there was great value in personal bravery and there was no honour in killing from a distance. Even so, slingers, javelinmen and archers still had their place on the battlefield. It was often the only way that some Celts could go to war: Celtic warriors paid for their own equipment, so only the wealthy could afford, or had the right to carry, fine armour and weapons. Skirmishers were usually the poor: freemen who served as clients to the noble class. While they could never hope to achieve the same status as their noble masters, they could still prove their worth in the cut and thrust of battle.

Mercenary Gallic Bowmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Gallic Bowmen

Main Unit Key

3c_Mer_Gallic_Bowmen

Land Unit Key

3c_Mer_Gallic_Bowmen

Naval Unit Key

3c_pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

340

Recruitment Cost

340

Upkeep Cost

255

Missile Damage

35

├ Missile Weapon

rome_bow_long

├ Projectile

arrow_normal_long

├ Missile Damage

31

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

150

Reload

30

Shots Per Minute

7

Ammunition

15

Melee Attack

17

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

5

Melee Defence

15

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

40

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Guerrilla Deployment
    This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
  • Snipe
    This unit remains hidden while firing.
  • Stalk
    This unit can move hidden in any terrain.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Gallic Bowmen
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

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