Mercenary Carthaginian HoplitesThe sons of Carthage are men worthy of the name "hoplite".
Recruited from among descendants of Phoenician settlers and the native Lebu, Garamantian, and Berber peoples of the Sahara these troops were the largest non-mercenary Carthaginian contingent in the army. Colonising the African coast from around the 1st millennium BC, the Phoenicians founded Carthage and other cities, later known as Leptis Magna and Sabratha. Important trading centres, they acted alongside Tingis, which was founded by their Carthaginian descendants, and the Greek colony of Cyrene as gateways into Africa and the western Mediterranean. By the 5th century BC, however, the three Libyan cities had passed under the control and protection of Carthage and its mercantile dominance. Mixing together a variety of eastern and Saharan customs, and influenced by contact with much of the Mediterranean through their trading network, the Liby-Phoenicians were varied in their style of dress and armament.
Unit NameMercenary Carthaginian Hoplites
Main Unit Keyinv_mercenary_carthaginian_hoplites
Land Unit Keyinv_mercenary_carthaginian_hoplites
Naval Unit Keypel_transport
Custom Battle Cost500
├ Melee Weaponrome_spear_anti_cav
├ Melee Damage Base15
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large30
├ Bonus vs Elephants30
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence24
└ Shield Defence15
├ Armour Defence15
└ Shield Armour45
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_heavy
├ Man Health40
└ Bonus Hit Points5
AbilitiesMercenary Carthaginian Hoplites
- Hoplite Wall
The unit moves into close wall formation.
Bracing, melee defence, shield strength
This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
- Formation Attack
The unit will try to stay in formation when in melee.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
- Resistant to Heat
This unit tires less quickly in the desert.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Very good defensive unit
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Average attack
- Good morale
Rise of the Republic Mercenaries Pool
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