Celtic Youths

Recruitment Cost 320
Upkeep Cost 80
Missile Damage 32
Range 80
Shots Per Minute 7
Ammunition 7
Melee Attack 20
Weapon Damage 24
Charge Bonus 15
Melee Defence 32
Armour 40
Health 45
Base Morale 20
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

A Celtic tribesman reached manhood at fourteen years of age and, depending on his status, he could carry arms from then on. Nobles could also recruit their own following, building both reputation and influence through their clients, but proving their worth in battle was the start. Without bravery in a potential leader, no freeman would follow. A man's future, if he lived, was therefore entirely dependent on his showing in battle, and this led to bravery being a commonplace occurrence. Like their elders, Celtic youths were not above goading their opponents with insults and taunts, and they used 'carnyx' battle horns to instil fear in their foes. Inexperience, as with all young men, led them to sometimes act rashly where a little caution might have served them better.

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