Socii Hastati

Recruitment Cost 330
Upkeep Cost 90
Melee Attack 28
Weapon Damage 34
Bonus vs Infantry 2
Charge Bonus 14
Melee Defence 47
Armour 60
Health 50
Base Morale 40
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Average damage but low armour penetration
  • Normal morale

Although the early Socii troops varied greatly in armament and style, between the times of the Camillan and Polybian military reforms most Socii infantry adopted the equipment of the Roman hastati. Each carried a gladius and two pila, and either the hastati’s scutum or shields inspired by their Etruscan, Samnite or Greek ancestry. Usually wearing bronze helmets and breastplates, Socii were drawn from the city-states and tribes of the Italian peninsula, and were expected to provide half the troops of a Roman army. In battle, they would normally be split into two forces under the command of a praefectus, and take position on a Legions' flank. During the Allied Wars of 90-88BC the Socii revolted against Rome; not for independence, but to gain the full rights of Roman citizenship. In an attempt to resolve the conflict, those that did not rebel were rewarded with citizenship, although eventually the entire Italian population became citizens.

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