The Botroas are the basic medium infantry of southern Briton and Cisalpine Gaul. They are well trained, with a fair amount of experience, and wield good quality swords and javelins to soften an enemy before a charge.
The Botroas (Boat-rows, "Sword Soldiers") are the basic medium infantry of southern Briton and Cisalpine Gaul. They are well trained, with a fair amount of experience, and good quality swords, with javelins to soften an enemy before a charge. Like near all Celtic warriors, they are loyal to a tribal head, who is himself loyal to numerous mounting tiers of nobles, leading to the king. These form the core of the southern armies. Like most Celtic shock infantry, the brunt of their attack is in the charge. Historically, the Botroas were the younger professional warriors of southern Briton and Cisalpine Gallic tribes. Their lack of armor would leave them vulnerable, but they had great mobility, and their youthfulness included a desire to prove themselves to their people, making them somewhat lacking in fear, or, perhaps, simply more afraid of disgrace than they are of death. The southern Briton warriors looked a great deal like the Cisalpine Gallic swordsmen, and fought in much the same manner.
Thanks to a lack of a helmet, these guys have a significantly lower armour stat than their northern counterparts, but they're the ones you'll encounter as regional auxiliaries when playing as a "civilized" faction. As with the Bataroas, their swords will effectively slice through other infantry, and they have high numbers (50 troops) for a low cost. Keep them away from any missiles though, they'll drop like flies.