Mercenary Kushite Shieldwomen (Daughters of Mars only)

Recruitment Cost 360
Upkeep Cost 180
Melee Attack 27
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 20
Charge Bonus 20
Melee Defence 47
Armour 45
Health 50
Base Morale 60
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good defensive unit
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average attack
  • Normal morale

From their position on the Nile, the Kushite Nubians profoundly influenced the world around them. They have an impressive history from their tribal beginnings, through their time as part of the New Kingdom of Egypt to the rise of their own empire, when the kingdom – or Kush – extended across large tracts of southern Egypt. They repelled multiple Roman advances, and even survived the sacking of their capital during the 1st century BC. Though their kingdom declined in late antiquity, the Kushites remained a geopolitical and military force to be reckoned with and were never absorbed into the Roman Empire. They were famed for their formidable mounted archers, with rider and horse working as one.

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