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Mercenary Thracian Warriors Mercenaries Melee Infantry

Mercenary Thracian Warriors

When victorious over a worthy opponent, absorb their strength.

There were some forty tribes of Thracians, who shared a common language and culture and inhabited a vast area north of the Greek lands. They were seen as war-loving, rebellious, rambunctious, and bad enemies, yet good allies in a fight. Many leaders dreaded a time when the Thracians would be united under a single leader and sweep southwards. Such a turn of events never happened, but Thracians could be found across much of the European world fighting as mercenaries, often specialising as skirmishers and light troops. The forward curving rhomphaia, with its razor-sharp blade and long handle, could lop off limbs in the hands of a skilled user, and Thracians were certainly skilled in its use. The most famous Thracian 'general' of all never actually fought an action in Thrace or in command of a Thracian army; he was Spartacus, the commander of the last great slave rebellion against Rome between 73 and 71 BC.

Mercenary Thracian Warriors

Unit Name

Mercenary Thracian Warriors

Main Unit Key

3c_Mer_Thracian_Warriors

Land Unit Key

3c_Mer_Thracian_Warriors

Naval Unit Key

3c_barbarian_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

315

Recruitment Cost

315

Upkeep Cost

235

Melee Attack

46

Weapon Damage

45

├ Melee Weapon

rome_rhomphaia

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

15

├ Armour Piercing

Yes

├ Bonus vs. Large

20

├ Bonus vs Elephants

20

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

36

Melee Defence

12

├ Base Defence

12

├ Shield

thracian

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

30

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

20

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

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 Thracian Warriors
  • 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_thracia Thracia Antheia
Naissos
Odessos
Pulpudeva
1 0.15 1 3
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