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Tekastos (Rhaetic Axemen)
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Tekastos (Rhaetic Axemen)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 4
  • Charge: 8
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 35
  • Ammo: 2
  • Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile, Armour Piercing

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: axe
  • Attack: 9
  • Charge: 8
  • Lethality: 0.165
  • Attributes: Armour Piercing

Defence

  • Armour: 7
  • Shield: 3
  • Skill: 11

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 50
  • Cost: 1569
  • Upkeep: 392
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 12
  • Discipline: impetuous
  • Training: trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1.1
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.2/1.6
  • Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +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

The Rhaetians are famed axemen, disciplined, with Etruscan pila, good for fighting heavier armored infantry.

Description

The Raetians are a very bizarre alpine people; raiders often, and have repeatedly attracted ire from Celts. The Tekastos (Tek-as-tus; "Axe Carriers") form the basic warbands of the Raetians. They carry a Raetian battle axe to crush through armor, and two javelins in the manner of Italic pila, and wear linen armor of Etruscan design, as well as a helmet. This sturdy, unique warband can be very useful as shock troops, with weapons made to allow them to stand against superiorly armored enemies.

Historically, the Raetians were a collection of tribes in the Alps. They were famed for the quality of their wine, but were mostly treated with no small amount of distaste and ire. Like other enemies of the Celts, they adopted many Celtic weapons and pieces of armor out of a necessity to modernize to new threats. However, they also had a great deal of unique looking equipment; meshes of Italic, Hellenic, Celtic, and Hallstatt influences, and were especially fond of their own local axes, which varied between a number of designs.

Usage

the Tekastos are highly excellent medium infantry, having good armor, shields, an armor-piercing axe and pila and good morale. They are a highly versatile infantry with no major weakness. They are also much better at holding the line than the Teceitos (Celtic Axemen).

These men are highly useful at killing heavy infantry, wielding two weapons made for anti-armor purposes. They should be used to attack them while they are being occupied by other infantry as the have much better success at flanking an enemy than facing them one-on-one. They can also be devastating against heavy cavalry with the same tactics.

They can only be recruited at one specific settlement but they are available as mercenaries for any general looking to hire them for their services.

Rhaetic Axemen AOR

Tekastos AOR

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