Auxiliary Short Swords

Recruitment Cost 470
Upkeep Cost 90
Melee Attack 37
Weapon Damage 34
Bonus vs Infantry 2
Charge Bonus 19
Melee Defence 45
Armour 45
Health 50
Base Morale 40
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Poor morale

These irregular, novice warriors were drawn from among the farmers, hunters and young men of the tribe. They carried Celtic shortswords, which were cutting and hacking blades, unlike the thrusting design of the Roman gladius. The shortsword developed from the earlier Celtic longsword, and was not as expensive to make. With little armour and only a simple shield these irregulars may have been lacking in equipment and skills but they made up for it by their numbers. Some warriors would also carry javelins or heavy, weighted darts to throw in the last moments before charging into melee. This gave them uses as both skirmishers and light infantry.

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