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Socii Equites RomeRome Melee Cavalry

Socii Equites

Excellent horsemen and a valuable striking force to a bold commander.

These equites were drawn from amongst the Socii, allied non-citizens who provided most of the early Republic's cavalry. As there were typically two or three times the number of Socii than Roman cavalry, a consular army of two Legions could have some 1,800 Socii cavalry, of which at least 600 would be considered part of the elite equites extraordinarii. By tradition, Roman cavalry was habitually deployed on the right flank, while the Socii equites were sent to the left. This imbalance was famously exploited by Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae in 216BC, when the Carthaginian cavalry under Hasdrubal routed the weaker Roman cavalry while the crack Numidian light cavalry waylaid their Socii allies, such was the difference in troop quality. Following the Marian Reforms, and the Allied Wars of 90-88BC, the Socii were reduced to nothing; as full citizens they were absorbed by the regular Roman Legions.

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Socii Equites

Unit Name

Socii Equites

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Equites

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ita_Socii_Equites

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

650

Recruitment Cost

650

Upkeep Cost

110

Melee Attack

38

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

34

Melee Defence

37

├ Base Defence

17

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

55

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

85

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

10

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_spear_shield_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

50

Abilities

Socii Equites
  • Flying Wedge
    The unit moves into a flying wedge-shaped attack formation.
    Charge bonus, melee attack
    Acceleration, melee defence

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
Socii Equites
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Italian

Grand Campaign Regions

Grand Campaign
Provinces Regions
Italia Roma Neapolis Velathri Ariminum
Corsica et Sardinia Karalis Alalia
Magna Graecia Brundisium Cosentia
Requires Buildings
Socii Equites Lv. 0 Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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Alexandria
Egypt
Diospolis
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Thapsus
Libya
Macomades
Libya
Lepcis
Libya
Carthago
Carthage
Aksum
Axum
Meroe
Meroe
Ptolemais Theron
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Burdigala
Vivisci
Nemossos
Arverni
Lemonum
Pictones
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Maas-gat
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Marib
Saba
Gerrha
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Yathrib
Ma'in
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Merv
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Armenia
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Armenia
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Ebdani
Bam
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Qart Hadasht
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Iol
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Tingis
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Gazaca
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Rhaga
Persia
Hatra
Media
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Susia
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Susa
Persia
Gor
Persia
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Persia
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Solokha
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