Attributes: Can board ships, Can swim, Can hide in forests, Peasant, Free upkeep, Cannot skirmish
Side/Back spacing: 1.19/2.7
EB1: Armed with heavy javelins and swords, the Hastati form the first line in a legion’s battle formation. They are expected to weaken and tire the enemy, if they can’t break him, the next line that of the Principes engages.
EB2: The hastati, armed with a sword and two javelins, form a Roman army's first line of heavy infantry.
They can be recruited in the central Italian provinces Latium, Umbria, Etruria, Apulia, Liguria and Campania. These are the heartlands of the Res Publica, filled with our colonies founded during the epic struggles of the past centuries.
The Hastati are the youngest soldiers that wear a full panoply and form the first of the three lines of the battle formation of legionary heavy infantry. They are expected to weaken and tire the enemy, if they cannot break him, the next line that of the Principes engages. The strict discipline in the Roman army has become one of their keys to success.
These units are available only in the Camilian Era and only in Italia and some areas. These are excellent and well trained infantry with deadly javelins able to hold the line against the enemy while hurling their javelins at them while the Principes flanks the enemy but they are a well rounded for any task.