Caledonii Oathsworn BodyguardGreat and terrible oaths should be kept, in blood and by the sword.
When a young Celtic warrior wanted to prove himself and attain glory, it was common practice to join a veteran's retinue and fight alongside him. Such was the hierarchy of the warband - the stronger the warrior, the more men looked to him in battle. With every encounter, the men developed loyalty towards each other as brothers in arms. As a final rite of passage to elite warrior status, the bravest fighters swore an oath to their chieftain - to always be loyal, to fight together and to die before letting harm come to their leader. This relationship was a sacred bond - no 'Oathsworn' would leave the battlefield before his chief had retired, and abandoning the body of a dead chief was irredeemably shameful. In return for this loyalty, the chief treated these men with the highest regard and honoured them with gifts.
Unit NameCaledonii Oathsworn Bodyguard
Main Unit Key3c_Cal_Caledonian_Oathsworn_commander
Land Unit Key3c_Cal_Caledonian_Oathsworn_comm
Naval Unit Key3c_barbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost1280
├ Missile Weaponrome_javelin_precursor
├ Missile Damage20
├ Missile Ap Damage12
└ Base Reload Time15
Shots Per Minute4
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_longsword_elite
├ Melee Damage Base40
├ Melee Damage Ap5
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence39
└ Shield Defence30
├ Armour Defence40
└ Shield Armour35
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_very_heavy
├ Man Health45
└ Bonus Hit Points20
This unit provides a morale bonus to nearby allies.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
- Resistant to Cold
This unit tires less quickly in snow.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Very good attack
- Average defence
- Average damage but low armour penetration
- Good morale