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Mercenary Sileraioi Hoplites

A Greek phalanx, bought with foreign silver, is still Greek, and deadly.

Hoplites date back to the wars between the Greek city-states in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. During the Greco-Persian Wars most hoplites wore a Corinthian-style bronze helm, and a cuirass of bronze or stiffened linen or canvas. They were armed with a short sword and an iron-tipped spear with a bronze counterbalance butt-spike. Hoplites were named, though, after the round hoplon shield they carried. The hoplon-and-spear combination required them to fight as a phalanx, a block of spearmen some eight ranks deep. When closed up, each man would find shelter behind the shield of his neighbour, creating a wall of bristling spear-points. While all hoplites were originally citizen-soldiers, full-time mercenaries took over and became the standard fighting unit of the Greek world. Later, under Phillip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great, the shield became smaller, while the spear developed into the five metre sarissa pike. Many armies adopted the phalanx of hoplites as a tactical unit because it was very successful in battle.

Mercenary Sileraioi Hoplites

Unit Name

Mercenary Sileraioi Hoplites

Main Unit Key

inv_syr_mer_sileraioi_hoplites

Land Unit Key

inv_mercenary_sileraioi_hoplites

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

600

Recruitment Cost

600

Upkeep Cost

450

Melee Attack

50

Weapon Damage

26

├ Melee Weapon

rome_hoplite_spear

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

15

Melee Defence

65

├ Base Defence

50

├ Shield

hoplite

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

105

├ Armour

bronze

├ Armour Defence

60

└ Shield Armour

45

Health

65

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_hoplite

├ Man Health

45

└ Bonus Hit Points

20

Base Morale

30

Abilities

Mercenary Sileraioi Hoplites
  • Hoplite Wall
    The unit moves into close wall formation.
    Bracing, melee defence, shield strength
    Acceleration, speed

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Sileraioi Hoplites
  • Very good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Good 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 2 0.1 1 3