Highland ArchersThese men always find their targets, even in the stiffest highland winds.
In the cold northern lands of Britannia, food was scarce and most physically-able Celts hunted for their tribe's chief source of sustenance. Using longbows mostly made of yew, they became proficient at trapping and ambushing their prey. Even though archery was considered cowardly within a way of battle that favoured the heroic (but often suicidal) charge above all else, when war came to the Celtic lands hunters did not abandon their ranged weapons. While not as strong as regular melee fighters, along the hills and within the dense forests, marksmen had the advantage against the slow-moving Roman Legions. This irregular, guerrilla warfare used by the Caledonii was particularly suited to highland archers, who picked off their targets before retreating into dense woodland where it was unlikely they would be followed.
Unit NameHighland Archers
Main Unit Key3c_Cal_Highland_Archers
Land Unit Key3c_Cal_Highland_Archers
Naval Unit Key3c_barbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost420
├ Missile Weaponrome_longbow
├ Missile Damage36
├ Missile Ap Damage4
└ Base Reload Time14
Shots Per Minute6
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_hellenic_sword
├ Melee Damage Base30
├ Melee Damage Ap4
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large0
├ Bonus vs Elephants0
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence14
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence10
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_very_light
├ Man Health40
└ Bonus Hit Points15
- Resistant to Fatigue
Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
- Guerrilla Deployment
This unit can deploy outside of the deployment zone.
- Hide (scrub & forest)
This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.
- Resistant to Cold
This unit tires less quickly in snow.
This unit remains hidden while firing.
This unit can move hidden in any terrain.
Strengths & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Long range
- Fast rate of fire
- Good damage but low armour penetration
- Very weak in melee
- Poor morale