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Mercenary Iberian Swordsmen Mercenaries Melee Infantry

Mercenary Iberian Swordsmen

These Iberians are more than able to serve the Empire at the front of a battle line.

Like many warriors, Iberian tribesmen were stubborn beyond all reason in defence of their gods, homes, lands and honour. Even when cornered, surrounded and beyond all hope, defeat was not an idea that could be entertained for a moment. In fact, rather than accept the shame of defeat they were known to kill themselves. Possibly they also hoped to deny the enemy the glory of having killed them. Some warriors went into battle carrying vials of quick-acting poison, carefully extracted from a variety of buttercup. All Strabo, the Greek historian described the poison as “…a herb that is nearly like parsley and painless…”, he was not being terribly accurate. Like all poisons, it hurt, and it caused the user’s face to contort into a horrid, sardonic grin before death came. This morbid, mocking expression unnerved enemies, even Romans, who were convinced that the smiling corpses were mocking their foes from the afterlife.

Mercenary Iberian Swordsmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Iberian Swordsmen

Main Unit Key

3c_Mer_Iberian_Swordsmen

Land Unit Key

3c_Mer_Iberian_Swordsmen

Naval Unit Key

3c_pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

260

Recruitment Cost

260

Upkeep Cost

195

Missile Damage

29

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_light

├ Projectile

javelin_light

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

9

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

5

Melee Attack

35

Weapon Damage

35

├ Melee Weapon

rome_falcata

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

20

Melee Defence

60

├ Base Defence

20

├ Shield

caetra

└ Shield Defence

40

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

35

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Iberian Swordsmen
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale

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