Celtic NoblesThese proud horsemen will not flinch from a fight, which is a mixed blessing for a savvy commander.
The Celts held horses in high regard; they were prestige possessions, and revered for their strength and vitality. As a result Celtic cavalry, like that of many armies, was the preserve of the wealthy nobility. Developments in saddle technology gave horsemen a firm seat without the need for stirrups: four pommels held the rider's thighs and this, in turn, allowed greater movement when using a sword or spear. With this improvement, cavalry tactics emerged and two-man chariots declined, as they were no longer the only fast-moving strike force. Some cavalrymen carried long swords and, in the same fashion as traditional chariot riders, were given to dismounting and fighting on foot. Celtic horsemen became a much sought-after mercenary force and, over the centuries, served in many armies, including Roman ones.
Unit NameCeltic Nobles
Main Unit Key3c_Cel_Celtic_Nobles
Land Unit Key3c_Cel_Celtic_Nobles
Naval Unit Key3c_barbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost720
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_spear_cav
├ Melee Damage Base20
├ Melee Damage Ap7
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large10
├ Bonus vs Elephants10
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence22
└ Shield Defence20
├ Armour Defence30
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_heavy
├ Man Health40
├ Bonus Hit Points15
├ Mount Entityrome_horse_medium
└ Mount Health25
- Frenzied Charge
Increases the effectiveness of the unit's charge for an extended period. The unit will suffer a large fatigue penalty after the charge is over.
Charge speed, charge damage, acceleration
Melee defence, fatigue
- 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
- Good attack
- Average defence
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Average morale