Germanic Youths

Recruitment Cost 300
Upkeep Cost 80
Missile Damage 32
Range 80
Shots Per Minute 7
Ammunition 7
Melee Attack 18
Weapon Damage 24
Charge Bonus 10
Melee Defence 35
Armour 30
Health 45
Base Morale 20
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

The role of a skirmisher, lightly-armed and kept from melee combat, was not the part that young German tribesmen aspired to fulfil. Bursting with energy, they craved the glory of one-on-one combat. However, a fledgling tribesman first had to prove his worth before he earned the right to bear arms. If granted such an honour, he hungrily sought battle or risked growing idle. The strongest immediately joined a veteran warrior’s retinue, hoping to earn glory fighting alongside him. Typically, the young occupied themselves with inter-tribal warfare and raiding to prevent loss of fitness. Raiding other tribes was not recognised as a crime, but instead seen as necessary training for the young to nurture and maintain their appetite for battle.

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