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Mercenary Illyrian Raiders Mercenaries Melee Infantry

Mercenary Illyrian Raiders

Fast-moving, stealthy infantry are ideal for hit-and-run tactics.

The Bellum Batonianum was a great rebellion in the Roman province of Illyricum, which began with an uprising of native Illyrian auxiliary recruits in 6 AD. Led by Bato the Daesitate, the Illyrian forces were supposed to join up with Roman forces to fight against the Marcomanni, but instead mutinied and defeated the Romans sent against them. It took the Romans three years to crush the revolt, which was considered to be the most difficult conflict Rome faced since the Punic Wars of the 3rd century BC. Since many of the Romans lacked rations and had to endure miserable conditions, they ultimately took out their frustrations on the enemy - brutally putting down the native Pannonians. The Illyrian people survived, however, with many considering that the near-genocide only made them stronger. By the 3rd century AD, the Illyrians were integrated to the degree that both Pannonia and Dalmatia were the main source of recruits for Rome's auxilia and Legions, which led to the majority of Roman Emperors of the late 3rd and 4th centuries AD hailing from the region.

Mercenary Illyrian Raiders

Unit Name

Mercenary Illyrian Raiders

Main Unit Key

3c_Mer_Illyrian_Raiders

Land Unit Key

3c_Mer_Illyrian_Raiders

Naval Unit Key

3c_pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

300

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

225

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_precursor

├ Projectile

javelin_prec

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

34

Weapon Damage

26

├ Melee Weapon

rome_celtic_axe

├ Melee Damage Base

16

├ Melee Damage Ap

10

├ Armour Piercing

Yes

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

16

Melee Defence

40

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

thureos

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

60

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium_fast

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

45

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Guerrilla Deployment
    This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
  • Stalk
    This unit can move hidden in any terrain.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Illyrian Raiders
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Poor morale

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_illyria Illyricum Dyrrachium
Narona
Salona
1 0.15 1 4
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