Celtic Skirmishers

Recruitment Cost 350
Upkeep Cost 90
Missile Damage 32
Range 80
Shots Per Minute 7
Ammunition 7
Melee Attack 8
Weapon Damage 24
Charge Bonus 3
Melee Defence 27
Armour 40
Health 50
Base Morale 25
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

As far as the Celts were concerned, the best way to kill a man was in hand-to-hand combat. The Celts thought there was great value in personal bravery and there was no honour in killing from a distance. Even so, slingers, javelinmen and archers still had their place on the battlefield. It was often the only way that some Celts could go to war: Celtic warriors paid for their own equipment, so only the wealthy could afford, or had the right to carry, fine armour and weapons. Skirmishers were usually the poor: freemen who served as clients to the noble class. While they could never hope to achieve the same status as their noble masters, they could still prove their worth in the cut and thrust of battle.

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