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Assault Raider - Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors

Useful ships, with crews large enough to board enemy vessels.

Axes do not discriminate - any man or tree will be cut down.

Most of the northern European tribes were not naval powers, but there were still able seafarers to be found amongst them. Shipbuilding techniques were well understood, so while many vessels were small leather-skinned boats for inland and inshore use, bigger sea-going vessels were also made. Shipwrights used heavy planking for hulls, stitched together and then fastened to a wooden skeleton to create sturdy craft able to cope with Atlantic conditions. Julius Caesar was surprised at the quality of the enemy ships when his fleet clashed with the Veneti from modern-day Brittany. The Veneti vessels had flat bottoms to cope with shallows, but were also of heavy oak construction to cope with rough seas. This made them tough opposition for Roman galleys, and capable of shrugging off a ramming attack. Caesar said that the enemy ships "...were constructed of planks a foot in breadth, fastened by iron spikes the thickness of a man's thumb; the anchors were secured fast by iron chains instead of cables”. When the Romans were forced to board, they faced fearsome warriors used to close-quarters fighting at sea.

(Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors)
The Ligurians were an ancient Indo-European people from a region of northwestern Italy, to which they gave their name, south of the Alps. Strabo claims that they were different people to the Gauls, who also descended southward from the Alps, though many Ligurian customs resembled those of the marauding Celts. The expansions of Gallic tribes and Etruscan cities meant that Liguria's territory was heavily reduced, with some tribes even migrating to northern Corsica. Ligurians were viewed as a warlike people, and were highly valued as mercenaries, being employed on multiple occasions by Carthaginian generals and Greek tyrants alike. Ligurian pirates were also known to attack trade ships in the Tyrrhean and Ligurian seas, as stated by Diodorus Siculus and Strabo. Rome engaged in a long and drawn-out war against the Ligurians during the Republic's expansion, ultimately assimilating the native tribes into Roman culture during the 2nd century BC.

Assault Raider - Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors

Unit Name

Assault Raider - Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors

Main Unit Key

inv_barbarian_raider_melee_mercenary_ligurian_axe_warriors

Land Unit Key

inv_mercenary_ligurian_axe_warriors

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_raider_melee

Soldiers

80

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Melee Ship

Custom Battle Cost

300

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

225

Ship Health

└ Ship

barbarian_raider

Ship Speed

Melee Attack

50

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

15

Melee Defence

60

├ Base Defence

30

├ Shield

celtic

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

65

├ Armour

leather

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

35

Health

55

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

15

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Assault Raider
  • Row Hard 10
    Increases speed for 10 strokes.
    Ship speed
Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors
  • Frenzied Charge
    Increases the effectiveness of the unit's charge for an extended period. The unit will suffer a large fatigue penalty after the charge is over.
    Charge speed, charge damage, acceleration
    Melee defence, fatigue

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

Assault Raider
  • Average hull strength
  • Light crew
  • Very fast speed
  • Weak ramming
  • Average boarding
Mercenary Ligurian Axe Warriors
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but good armour penetration
  • Good morale

Rise of the Republic Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 inv_province_pool_naval_liguria Liguria Albingaunum
Asta
Retovium
Stalia
1 0.5 1 3
Barion
Herdonia
Sipious
Sylbion
Algarium
Nùgoro
Terranòa
Thathari
Consentia
Croton
Terina
Thurii
Brentesion
Hydros
Manduria
Taras
Capua
Neapolis
Pithekousai
Poseidonia
Carthago
Kerkouane
Utica
Aethalia
Aleria
Mantinon
Pallas
Akragas
Entella
Motya
Panormos
Luna
Pisa
Sarsina
Viesul
Aesernia
Histonium
Teate
Felsina
Parmni
Placentia
Ravenna
Brixia
Eporedia
Mediolanon
Vercelum
Cornus
Karalis
Nuraxi
Sulci
Hipponion
Locri
Rhegion
Skyllition
Anagni
Antium
Casinum
Fregellae
Clavenna
Comum
Oscela
Albingaunum
Asta
Retovium
Stalia
Aceruntia
Elea
Herakleia
Potentia
Ausculum
Firmum
Hadria
Bergamum
Feltria
Sebatum
Tridentum
Ostia
Roma
Alba Fucens
Cures
Nursia
Reate
Bovianum
Compsa
Corfinium
Terventum
Ariminum
Caesena
Sena
Agyrion
Katane
Kephaloidion
Messini
Gela
Hybla Heraea
Leontini
Syrakousai
Fufluna
Tarchuna
Vatluna
Velusna
Terra Incognita
Aritim
Clevsin
Felathri
Siena
Iguvium
Perusia
Sestinum
Spolettium
Cisra
Veii
Patavium
Tarvisium
Tegeste
Vedinum