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Leuce Epos (Gallic Light Cavalry)
Aed Leuce Epos
Leuce Epos (Gallic Light Cavalry)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 4
  • Charge: 27
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 55
  • Ammo: 8
  • Attributes: Thrown missile

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 4
  • Charge: 27
  • Lethality: 0.33
  • Attributes: Armour Piercing

Defence

  • Armour: 5
  • Shield: 2
  • Skill: 11

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 25
  • Cost: 1970
  • Upkeep: 493
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 11
  • Discipline: impetuous
  • Training: trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Very Hardy
  • Formation: Square, Wedge
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.5 / 4
  • Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
  • Ownership: Aedui, Arverni, Eleutheroi, Casse, Sweboz, Arche Seleukeia, Baktria, Hayasdan, Ptolemaioi, Makedonia, Epeiros, Koinon Hellenon, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Pontos, Iberia, Getai, Saka Rauka, Pahlava, Sauromatae, As Sab'yn Wal Jau

Leuce Epos are comparatively well-trained, spear and javelin-armed Gallic light cavalry.

Description

Leuce Epos (Luk Eep-os; "Light Horse") constitute the bulk of Gallic cavalry. Comparatively well-trained to many of their enemies' cavalry, they are invaluable to a Gallic army. They throw javelins at a distance, depleting an enemy before charging with their main spears. They are trained to throw javelins, charge, and withdraw repeatedly, and they do it well. They are so named for their speed, rather than equipment. A bronze helmet, shield, and their weapons may not seem the equipment of any partiuclarly great cavalry, but they are a solid medium cavalry force, capable of running down routers, defeating light cavalry, and skirmishing if necessary.

Historically, Gauls were rather fond of cavalry in their later years. While Celts were originally more based upon infantry and chariots, and still were built around varying degrees of infantry, the value of extremely mobile cavalry was constantly more apparent. With that in mind, they developed good quality cavalry that could be used as both shock cavalry and ambushers. These cavalry were a large basis of what the Romans employed as their Gallic cavalry auxilia, though a bit heavier than the Gallic originals.

Usage

These are good light cavalry, able to pick off less armour warriors with javelins and ride around to pepper an enemy's flank or rear with missiles. They also do a great job of mopping up enemy missile troops, skirmishers, and routers. In addition, they pack a mean charge able to send many enemies packing when done from the flank or rear. The one thing they can't really do is hold a line, and they're lightly armoured as well. Still, they are able to perform many tasks, and are at a very reasonable price for a cavalry unit.

Aed Leuce Epos AOR

Leuce Epos AOR

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