Batacorii are the file warriors of the Belgae. They utilize well-made spears and a few decent javelins and are good melee warriors and impromptu skirmishers.
Batacorii are the file warriors of the Belgae, a group of extremely fierce tribes that were highly independent, well trained and experienced in war. Shunning the 'comforts' often afforded the members of the 'civilised' states, they pride themselves on their rugged way of life, their toughness of mind and body and their skill at arms.
The Belgae Batacorii (Bah-tah-kur-ee-eye) utilize well-made spears and a few decent javelins. Extremely fit and experienced in warfare, they make good melee warriors and impromptu skirmishers. Their versatility, eagerness for battle and low relative expense mean they are a fine warrior band for enterprising warlords looking to expand their lands. While unarmoured, they have good quality shields and are well trained in using them to fend of attack.
This unit is another variation of the basic barbarian spearmen layout: little or no armour, a big shield, two or three javelins, and an impetuous nature. Yet Batacorii are more disciplined than most, they have a very decent morale, and their missile as well as melee stats are commendable. The only weakness of this unit is that it is unarmoured.
Available as mercenaries in all of Gaul, Batacorii are a very useful addition to any army campaigning in Western Europe. If you own a Belgian province where you can (re)train them, they are basically a must have.