Celtic Slingers

Recruitment Cost 280
Upkeep Cost 70
Missile Damage 20
Range 150
Shots Per Minute 7
Ammunition 25
Melee Attack 8
Weapon Damage 24
Charge Bonus 3
Melee Defence 37
Armour 25
Health 45
Base Morale 25
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Low damage but average 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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