Mercenary Nuragic RunnersThey need to get in close, but break skulls when they do.
Many bronze statues found in Sardinia, as well as the stone giants of Monte Prama, depict ancient warriors carrying large shields and a leather sheath, covering their entire right arm and ending in something resembling a club or similar blunt weapon. Many believe the statues to be Nuragic warriors, descendants of the ancient 'Sea People', a loose confederation of clans who fought the Aegean Greeks and Egypt during the Bronze Age. At the time, chariots were often used in combat, mostly to hold transport archers around the battlefield. The Nuragic warriors' purpose was to defeat these tactics by attacking the chariots with massed archers to pin them down and hold them in place. While immobile, the charioteers were vulnerable to attack by the swift Sardinians, called 'pugilatore' or 'boxers' - the Latin root of the English word 'pugilist', meaning 'fighter'; their large shields enabled them to protect themselves from enemy arrows and knock charioteers from their mounts with their glove-like weapons. The Sardinian tribes maintained this tradition, with boxers being part of Nuragic ritual combat as both a form of religious expression and entertainment.
Unit NameMercenary Nuragic Runners
Main Unit Keyinv_mercenary_nuragic_runners
Land Unit Keyinv_mercenary_nuragic_runners
Naval Unit Keypel_transport
Custom Battle Cost400
├ Melee Weaponrome_iolean_glove
├ Melee Damage Base40
├ Melee Damage Ap15
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence5
└ Shield Defence25
├ Armour Defence0
└ Shield Armour35
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_heavy
├ Man Health40
└ Bonus Hit Points20
- Guerrilla Deployment
This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
This unit can move hidden in any terrain.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Good attack
- Average defence
- Average damage but low armour penetration
- Normal morale