Germanic Slingers

Recruitment Cost 260
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 32
Armour 30
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

The German tribesman grew up throwing the stones found on the river beds of northern Europe, giving him a natural advantage when applying the skill to combat. Rocks and stones were in ready supply, so whilst spears may have needed repair after a battle, slingers were always well provisioned. Poor men of low status, both in society and subsequently in battle, slingers would typically take up position behind veteran warriors, protecting them from enemy attacks. In return, the veterans would use their shields to safeguard those behind them as they unleashed their rain of missiles. Slingshot could be an effective weapon against close enemy formations or cavalry.

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