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Lonkīnīkōs (Baltic Archers)
Baltic lankininkas
Lonkīnīkōs (Baltic Archers)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: none(bow)
  • Attack: 4
  • Charge: 0
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 160
  • Ammo: 15

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 12
  • Charge: 0
  • Lethality: 0.13
  • Attributes: light spear

Defence

  • Armour: 2
  • Shield: 0
  • Skill: 8

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 40
  • Cost: 657
  • Upkeep: 164
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 8
  • Discipline: low
  • Training: unrained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 0.9
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Can hide in long grass, Very Hardy
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.6/2
  • Mount effects: chariot +2, elephant -2, horse -2
  • Ownership: Aedui, Arche Seleukeia, Arverni, As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Baktria, Casse, Epeiros, Getai, Hayasdan, Iberia, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pahlav, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Saka, Sauromatae, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Armed with spears and hunting bows, the Baltic Archers took part in wars and battles of the northern lands, the tales of which are lost to us now.

Description

Lonkīnīkōs (LON-kī-nī-kōs, "Those who use Bows")

By 3rd century BC, the Proto-Baltic tribes inhabiting forest of eastern Europe already divided themselves into West and East Balts. There were already significant cultural differences between the two. The western ones came in contact with more civilized people of Europe, settled and begun excavating amber, the Gold of Baltic. Combined, this gave them civilization boost and set them apart from their eastern kindred. The East Balts, it is believed, remained semi-nomadic, with rare, scattered settlements on hills. Mixed with Finno-Ugric tribes of the north, they traded textiles and products of forest with Scythians and Sarmatians. Even when roman traders arrive in these lands 300 years later, they note a difference between civilized Austjōs (Aestii), living on the coast, and nomadic Fennōs (Finns/Saami), living in the forest.

The West Balts knew and used iron in considerate amounts. Amber trade gave them wealth. Thus, they were probably able to field a regular army at time of need. Armed with spears and hunting bows, the Lonkīnīkōs took part in wars and battles of the northern lands, the tales of which are lost to us now.

Usage

These bowmen are comparable to the Komatai Toxotai (Dacian Archers), having both a greater range and ammo compared to their Celtic and Germanic counterparts. They also wield spears, making them good light infantry or to counter light cavalry.

One should use them as garrison units or if one lacks the funds to recruit much better archers such as the Medininkas (Baltic Archers).

Baltic Archers AOR

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