The Kuarothoroi are heavy infantry troops with a fearsome reputation among their Greek neighbours. They are well equipped any generally superb infantry for most tasks.
The Kuarothoroi were superb Galatian warriors that often fought for Pontos and Pergamon. Kuarothoroi are elite heavy spearmen recruited from among the Galatian tribes near the Pontic border. They form the vanguard of the shock infantry of both nations, and are well able to give a good account of themselves. They are armed and armoured to the teeth and are well able to serve as a disciplined and nearly fanatic shock infantry. They carry long spears and wield large shields which make them ideal flankers in the situation that they are deployed against phalanx units. Other than this, Kuarothoroi are well able to attack and defend against various types of soldiers, putting them among the most versatile heavy infantry. They are particularly deadly against cavalry. A smart commander will place these armoured troops where the battle is likely to be the hardest fought.
Historically, Kuarothoroi were among the most 'Hellenized' of the Galatian warrior class and many took Greek or Persian wives and settled in new homelands on rich estates won by their superb military service to either nation. Their name derived from the Greek name kouros-kouretes which means young men of fighting age and therefore warriors.
Highly effective heavy infantry armed with both lethal swords and spears, good shields and well-armored in mail. These men are able to perform as assault infantry or reserve infantry. They should not be surrounded by anti-armor infantry such as axemen or they will receive heavy damage.