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Bnei Shevet 'Arabim (Arabian Light Infantry)
Saba skirmisher tribal levies
Bnei Shevet 'Arabim (Arabian Light Infantry)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 5
  • Charge: 2
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 57.8
  • Ammo: 6
  • Attributes: Thrown missile

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 14
  • Charge: 2
  • Lethality: 0.13
  • Attributes: light spear

Defence

  • Armour: 2
  • Shield: 2
  • Skill: 11

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 50
  • Cost: 1298
  • Upkeep: 325
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 11
  • Discipline: normal
  • Training: untrained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 0.95
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Can hide in long grass
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.4/1.6
  • Mount effects: elephant +2, chariot +4, horse -2
  • Ownership: Aedui, Arche Seleukeia, Arverni, As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Baktria, Casse, Epeiros, Getai, Hayasdan, Iberia, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pahlav, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Saka, Sauromatae, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

The Bnei Shevet Aravim are not much to look at, clad in simple attire and armed with the most rudimentary of weapons, a spear and shield, but they are far more capable soldiers than first glance would indicate.

Description

These lightly armed men are not much to look at, clad in simple attire and armed with the most rudimentary of weapons, a spear and shield, but they are far more capable soldiers than first glance would indicate. Exceedingly loyal to their Sabaean overlords they are much more reliable than their eastern levy counterparts and their experience in years of both tribal skirmishing and warfare on behalf of their Sabaean rulers has made them into warriors of surprising merit and skill.

Historically, the bulk of the Sabaean medium infantry line was levied from the Arab and Bedouin peoples under their direct or nominal rule, many of them serving as regulars, though most were recruited sporadically by agents of the Sabaean King. Their minor tribes and settlements had a history of loyalty to the Sabaeans, having fought alongside them and been under their rule to various extents for centuries, most of them coming to accept their religious practices ages ago. They were hardy veterans of numerous conflicts, with relatives who could in all likelihood say the same, generally invested in their ruler's cause and sympathetic to their often easy government.

Usage

Desert skirmishers with excellent stamina able outrun and tire most infantry chasing after them. They can be excellent phalanx killers when they attack the flanks or rear with their javelins and when they have run out of javelins they are also good infantry able to hold their own against other light or even some medium infantry.

However, they will most likely be destroyed by heavy infantry or crushed by a cavalry charge and as such should not be left isolated or exposed in battle.

Arabian Light Infantry AOR

Bnei Shevet Aravim AOR

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