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Herunoudozez (Germanic Late Heavy Infantry)
EB2 Late Germanic Heavy Infantry
Herunoudozez (Germanic Late Heavy Infantry)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 12
  • Charge: 7
  • Lethality: 1
  • Attributes: light_spear, spear_bonus_4

Defence

  • Armour: 6
  • Shield: 7
  • Skill: 12

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 64
  • Cost: 1620
  • Upkeep: 405
  • Turns: 1

Armed with sturdy shields, iron headed spears, and most importantly of all, swords, the Herunoudōzez are the Germanic warrior elite.

Description

"Why sweat and toil for years when you can win far more wealth with a little bloodshed?" Such ideas distinguished the Herunoudoz from the rest of Germanic society. Though many may have not been noble by birth, these men rose to prominence in their society through their skills in battle and their service to powerful chiefs and kings. The Herunoudoz are among the best equipped warriors in their tribe. Armed with sturdy shields, iron headed spears, and most importantly of all, swords, these men are the Germanic warrior elite. Professionals, they spend their time in the service of a chieftain or king, and fight for his glory and honour in battle. If necessary, it is expected that these men will give their lives for their leader. To leave a battlefield when your chief has fallen is the greatest dishonour to a Herunoudaz.

The late "Herunoudōzez" (approx 150 BC to early 1 century AD) are much better equipped compared to their predecessors. Their oval, rectangular or hexagonal shields are re-enforced with metal (bronze or iron) shield rim protection and the wooden shield-boss has been replaced with a conical or spiked metal shield-boss. The wooden shield grip is also re-enforced with a iron plate. Spears are still the main weapon of these warriors and the spearheads do not differ much from earlier times. Single edged swords did change after approx 150 BC. They became larger and better suited for cutting and slashing compared to the earlier form which were mainly stabbing weapons. The hilt of the LPRIA single edged sword was the continuation of the the back of the sword and some sword hilts closely resembled Iberian "Falcata" sword hilts. Finally some of these warriors have Celtic or Roman mail-shirts and helmets acquired by trade or less peacefully means like plunder.

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