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Mercenary Sicilian Slingers

A good slinger can make the humble rock as effective a projectile as the javelin.

Sicily's original inhabitants can be defined as three separate groups of Italians: the Sicani, the Siceli and the Elymians. Despite splitting the island between them, there is no evidence that they ever fought. Then, from around 750BC, Greeks began to arrive in Sicily and establish colonies, the most important of which being Syracuse. By this time, Greek culture was already prevalent in the Mediterranean and the local tribesmen adopted Hellenic ways with relative ease. As Syracuse grew into a large and powerful polis, its tyrants levied local troops for campaigns against Carthage (for territory) and Athens (for influence), looking to exploit the latter's weakened state following its war against Sparta. Due to the lack of warlike natives, and their unchallenged development on Sicily, Syracuse became one of the most well-known places in the ancient world until 212BC, when the Roman consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus besieged and sacked the city.

Mercenary Sicilian Slingers

Unit Name

Mercenary Sicilian Slingers

Main Unit Key

inv_mercenary_sicilian_slingers

Land Unit Key

inv_mercenary_sicilian_slingers

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

250

Recruitment Cost

250

Upkeep Cost

187

Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Weapon

rome_sling

├ Projectile

sling_stone

├ Missile Damage

16

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

150

Reload

13

Shots Per Minute

7

Ammunition

25

Melee Attack

10

Weapon Damage

34

├ Melee Weapon

rome_generic_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

20

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

pikemen

└ Shield Defence

10

Armour

40

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light_fast

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

15

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (scrub & forest)
    This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Sicilian Slingers
  • Very long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Low damage but average 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_sicania Sicania Agyrion
Katane
Kephaloidion
Messini
1 0.5 1 4
2 inv_province_pool_sicania Sikelia Gela
Hybla Heraea
Leontini
Syrakousai
1 0.5 1 4
3 inv_province_pool_elymia Elymia Akragas
Entella
Motya
Panormos
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