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Mercenary Sardi Bowmen

Bowmen will always find a use, no matter their quality.

The Iolei were an ancient Nuragic tribe who lived on the island of Sardinia during the Bronze and Iron Ages. According to legend, recorded by Greek historians, their name can be traced back to Iolaus, a hero, who led the sons of Heracles to Sardinia and founded a colony there. The Sardinian people were content to live quietly in peace, keeping to the mountainous regions in central Sardinia, building nuraghe and subsisting on agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing. However, around 900BC Phoenicians began sailing to Sardinia, establishing trade routes and relations with local merchants. As Carthage grew and set its sights on conquest and empire-building, an expedition was launched in 540BC against the Iolei, led by Malco. The expedition failed, as the Sardinians used guerrilla warfare - their skill with the bow and knowledge of the arduous terrain drove the Carthaginians from the island. Subsequent invasions of Sardinia, first by Mago in 509BC (as a response to Iolean attacks on coastal cities) and later by his brother Hamilcar. Eventually, the onslaught proved too great and the Sardinians were overcome. Coastal Sardinia was occupied by Carthage, but the Nuragic people remained unconquered, retreating into the island's central mountain range. According to Strabo, the Iolei were never truly subjugated, even following the rise of the Roman Empire.

Mercenary Sardi Bowmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Sardi Bowmen

Main Unit Key

inv_mercenary_sardi_bowmen

Land Unit Key

inv_mercenary_sardi_bowmen

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

420

Recruitment Cost

420

Upkeep Cost

315

Missile Damage

35

├ Missile Weapon

rome_bow

├ Projectile

arrow_normal

├ Missile Damage

31

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

125

Reload

13

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

15

Melee Attack

5

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

5

Melee Defence

10

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

30

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Guerrilla Deployment
    This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
  • Snipe
    This unit remains hidden while firing.
  • Stalk
    This unit can move hidden in any terrain.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Sardi Bowmen
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor 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_sardinia Balaria Algarium
Nùgoro
Terranòa
Thathari
1 0.5 1 4
2 inv_province_pool_sardinia Ioleia Cornus
Karalis
Nuraxi
Sulci
1 0.5 1 4
3 inv_province_pool_corsica Corsica Aethalia
Aleria
Mantinon
Pallas
1 0.5 1 4
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