Cimbri Bow-Women (Daughters of Mars only)

Recruitment Cost 380
Upkeep Cost 90
Missile Damage 35
Range 150
Shots Per Minute 6
Ammunition 15
Melee Attack 28
Weapon Damage 20
Charge Bonus 18
Melee Defence 22
Armour 10
Health 55
Base Morale 40
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

The Cimbri were a Germanic tribe who migrated southeast from Jutland near the end of the 2nd century BC, possibly due to flooding of their original lowland territory. Coming into contact with the highly aggressive Boii, the Cimbri made several attempts to displace them, but were defeated and moved onto land occupied by the Taurisci, a confederation of Celtic tribes allied to Rome. Following negotiation with the Romans, however, they agreed to move on. Although pretending to escort the Cimbri to their frontier, the Romans instead ambushed them. This was a miscalculation, as the subsequent battle led to their decisive defeat. In fact, had a violent storm not intervened, the entire Roman force may have been annihilated. Although the Cimbri could have invaded Italy at this point, they instead changed course and headed into Gaul, defeating Rome on several further occasions.

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