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Galatikoi Klerouchoi (Galatian Heavy Swordsmen)
Ptol galatikoi kleruchoi
Galatikoi Klerouchoi (Galatian Heavy Swordsmen)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 6
  • Charge: 8
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 47.3
  • Ammo: 2
  • Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: sword
  • Attack: 11
  • Charge: 8
  • Lethality: 0.225

Defence

  • Armour: 12
  • Shield: 4
  • Skill: 10

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 40
  • Cost: 2196
  • Upkeep: 549
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 13
  • Discipline: disciplined
  • Training: highly_trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1.18
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.2/1.4
  • Mount effects: elephant -2
  • Ownership: As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Ptolemaioi

Galatikoi Klerouchoi are an extremely loyal heavy infantry force formed from Galatian Celts. They are impetuous but well trained and capable of keeping good order.

Description

Galatians were used as mercenaries by all the Diadochoi, but none used them as extensivly as the Ptolemaioi. The Ptolemaioi imported Galatai and other Keltoi and gave them land and peasants in the Fayuum depression and other areas in return for their services as reliable heavy infantry. Their equipment reflects their position and wealth within the Ptolemaic forces. They are armoured in good quality mail and wear light linen shirts and trousers. They are given bronze Attic-style Hellenic helmets replacing their old equipment, and they took to these rather well. They have excellent morale and discipline, since their whole purpose in life (other than turning a profit on their estates) is to serve the Ptolemaioi in war. They should be used as a heavy infantry force knowing that they outmatch most other eastern heavy infantry. They are impetuous but well trained and capable of keeping good order, their only serious weakness is cavalry.

Historically, Galatai were imported in such numbers as to have changed the ethnic makeup of some parts of the country. They often intermarried with the Hellenes and to this day the area around the Fayuum depression in Egypt is populated by fair skinned people with light eye colours. The Galatians were fanatically loyal to the Ptolemaioi, being used as a counterweight to the dangerous native troops whom they slaughtered wholesale during two rebellions. After the Roman conquest, these men joined the legions raised in Aigyptos, and spread themselves all over the near east. Theirs is a truly fascinating story that is not often told.

Usage

These galatian swordsmen are a powerful, well-armored and highly-motivated infantry armed with highly lethal swords. They men should be used attack the other heavy assault infantry of the other factions or should be used as a elite reserve that can flank the enemy. Being only armed with longswords, they are not very effective against heavy infantry but against light or medium infantry they will cut through them like chaff.

Due to their high stats and armor, even flanking them with armor-piercing infantry will take a long time to even shaken their morale and as such only a powerful cavalry charge should deal with them.

Also, as these men are the only recruitable armored heavy infantry for the Sab'yn, this will give the faction a much needed armored unit aside from their general's bodyguard.

Galatian Heavy Swordsman AOR

Galatikoi Kleruchoi AOR

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