Native Sicilian TribesmenAll tribesmen are peaceful until their homelands are threatened.
Sicily's original inhabitants can be defined as three separate groups of Italians: the Sicani, the Siceli and the Elymians. Despite splitting the island between them, there is no evidence that they ever fought. Then, from around 750BC, Greeks began to arrive in Sicily and establish colonies, the most important of which being Syracuse. By this time, Greek culture was already prevalent in the Mediterranean and the local tribesmen adopted Hellenic ways with relative ease. As Syracuse grew into a large and powerful polis, its tyrants levied local troops for campaigns against Carthage (for territory) and Athens (for influence), looking to exploit the latter's weakened state following its war against Sparta. Due to the lack of warlike natives, and their unchallenged development on Sicily, Syracuse became one of the most well-known places in the ancient world until 212BC, when the Roman consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus besieged and sacked the city.
Unit NameNative Sicilian Tribesmen
Main Unit Keyinv_local_sicilian_tribesmen
Land Unit Keyinv_sicilian_tribesmen
Naval Unit Keypel_transport
├ Melee Weaponrome_generic_sword
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Base Defence10
├ Armour Defence10
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_light_fast_barb
├ Man Health45
└ Bonus Hit Points5
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