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Mercenary Samnite Veterans

Italy's fiercest warriors, whose formation has inspired Rome's dread Legions.

The Samnites were a confederation of four ancient Italic tribes: the Hirpini, Caudini, Caraceni and Pentri, who resided in Samnium, in south-central Italy, but are thought to have Sabine roots in the Apennine mountains. The Samnites were a hardy, warlike people, adept at fighting on Italy's uneven hillside terrain. Their manipular formations, in contrast to the phalanx-style combat prevalent across the peninsula, were much better suited to engagements in difficult territory and were the main reason for the Samnites' expansion into Campania. Samnite warriors were as honourable as they were fierce - the notion of slavery was alien to them and they instead chose to live as a society of free men. During the 5th century BC, the Samnites expanded into southern Italy, capturing the Etruscan cities of Capua and Cumae and establishing themselves in Campania. Their way of life made for strong alliances with the mounted nobles of Campania, the Lucanian warriors to the south, and other warlike tribes residing in Samnite lands.

Mercenary Samnite Veterans

Unit Name

Mercenary Samnite Veterans

Main Unit Key

inv_syr_mer_samnite_veterans

Land Unit Key

inv_mercenary_samnite_veterans

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

400

Recruitment Cost

400

Upkeep Cost

300

Melee Attack

35

Weapon Damage

35

├ Melee Weapon

rome_gladius

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

15

Melee Defence

45

├ Base Defence

30

├ Shield

hoplite

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

70

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

45

Health

50

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

10

Base Morale

40

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Samnite Veterans
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 inv_faction_pool_syracuse 0 0.1 1 3