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Thorakitai (Hellenic Heavy Spearmen)
Seleukid thorakitai
Thorakitai (Hellenic Heavy Spearmen)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 6
  • Charge: 6
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range:35
  • Ammo:3
  • Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 15
  • Charge: 6
  • Lethality: 0.13
  • Attributes: Light spear

Defense

  • Armour: 12
  • Shield: 3
  • Skill: 9

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 40
  • Cost: 1910
  • Upkeep: 478
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 13
  • Discipline: normal
  • Training: highly_trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1.18
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Can dig tunnels
  • Formation: Square,
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.1 / 1.4
  • Mount effects: elephant -1
  • Ownership: Arche Seleukeia, Baktria, Epeiros, Koinon Hellenon, Ptolemaioi

Thorakitai (Hellenistic Heavy Spearmen)
EB2 Thorakitai
Thorakitai (Hellenistic Heavy Spearmen)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: javelin
  • Attack: 12
  • Charge: 0
  • Lethality: 1
  • Range: 60
  • Ammo: 1
  • Attributes: thrown before charge, thrown missile

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 8
  • Charge: 4
  • Lethality: 1
  • Attributes: light_spear, spear_bonus_4

Defence

  • Armour: 8
  • Shield: 7
  • Skill: 9

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 64
  • Cost: 1650
  • Upkeep: 413
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 6
  • Discipline: disciplined
  • Training: trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1.25
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forests, Hardy, Cannot skirmish
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.13/1.86
  • Ownership: Makedonia, Epeiros, Koinion Hellenon, Arche Seleukeia, Ptolemaioi, Baktria, Pergamon, Bosporan, Nabatu

EB1: The Thorakitai are armored in mail and carry heavy javelins. They are more expensive and less mobile than their more lightly armored companions, but make excellent shock troops for any Hellenic army.

EB2:Heavy infantry armed with longchai and spears, they should be posted to where fighting is the thickest.

Description

The Thorakitai represent the second evolution of the concept of the Thureophoroi, and show definite influence by the Romaioi in their implementation. They are armored in mail and carry heavy javelins instead of the lighter javelins carried by the Thureophoroi. They are more expensive and less mobile than their more lightly armored companions, but make excellent shock troops for any Hellenic army. They are best utilized on the flanks of the phalanx to either flank the enemy while the phalanx pins them, or prevent enemy flankers from attacking the phalanx’s vulnerable flanks. They are best used in combination with the lighter Thureophoroi, who can support them with extra javelins and more importantly, speed, to make sure they are not surrounded.

Usage

Heavily armored in mail. They function as assault units and are to be used as such, attacking the the flanks of the enemy line or using them to protect your own line's flanks. They can also be used to attack other well-armored elite infantry units and hold them back while other infantry attempts to flank them from behind.

Their high armor and disciplined formation makes them excellent line infantry if ordered and their spears makes short work of cavalry but low lethality(EB1) or low attack power compared to sword or axe wielding infantry (EB2) gives them a disadvantage and a potent weakness against infantry with anti-armor weapons like the Drapanai (Dacian Shock Infantry) or the Rompaianai (Thraikian Rhomphaia-bearers).