Spear Levy

Recruitment Cost 220
Upkeep Cost 80
Melee Attack 18
Weapon Damage 22
Bonus vs. Large 25
Charge Bonus 17
Melee Defence 59
Armour 40
Health 50
Base Morale 30
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Average defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak attack
  • Poor morale

Spearmen were the lifeblood of German tribal forces. Brought up on the traditions of feasting and raiding, they craved the opportunity to prove themselves against a worthy enemy. Having scant regard for the dangers that lay ahead, whipped into frenzy by chant and song, and armed with bone-tipped spears and javelins, the ferocity of their initial attack was both feared and renowned. The 'furor teutonicas', as it was labelled by the Romans, did not resemble the disorganised mass favoured by the Celts. Instead, the Germans attacked in ordered columns or in a wedge formation, known as the 'boarhead'.

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