Spear Wall

Recruitment Cost 660
Upkeep Cost 110
Melee Attack 25
Weapon Damage 26
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 23
Melee Defence 81
Armour 60
Health 60
Base Morale 55
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Normal morale

Hardened by years of both inter-tribal combat and contact with enemies further afield, the most talented German warriors thus earned high status within their tribes. Whilst iron supplies were scarce, these men were privileged enough to equip themselves with lengthy spears, or 'framea', tipped with narrow, sharp points of iron. Whereas the framea was used for fighting at close quarters, lighter javelins were also carried to be hurled from a distance prior to melee. The taller and stronger the man, the bigger the spear he could carry; this established status, not only within the tribe, but also when facing the enemy.

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