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Dorkim Garamantim (Garamantine Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 11
Type: spear spear Shield: 2 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 5 14 Skill: 11 Training: untrained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 57.8 0 Cost: 1248 Mass: 1.05
Ammo: 3 0 Upkeep: 312
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant +1, chariot +2
Ownership: Aedui, Arche Seleukeia, Arverni, As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Baktria, Casse, Epeiros, Getai, Hayasdan, Iberia, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pahlav, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Saka, Sauromatae, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

These Garamantine Spearmen are excellent light infantry from the fringes of the Sahara desert.

Very Hardy

The Garamantine warriors are masters of hit and run tactics. Striking in raids from their oasis strongholds they attack towns, outposts, watchtowers, and nomadic tribes. They fight first with throwing spears and javelins but can close or hold when necessary with their spears and leather shields. They wear ostrich feathers tied to their heads to make them appear more fearsome and impressive and wear a cow skin cloak for protection both on the battlefield and against the natural environment.

Historically, the Garamantines were a group of Berber tribes living in North central Africa on the fringe of the Sahara desert that herded cattle and irrigated farmland. They conducted raids against towns to the North and against the nomadic Saharan people known to the Greeks as the Troglodytai. The Garamantines reached dominance in the second and third century AD and are often referred to as one of the first great Berber nations. They fought on foot, from horseback and from chariots. Much of the evidence for their equipment comes from their own rock art and Egyptian paintings of Libyan soldiers. Herodotos refers to the Garamantes as a fierce and aggressive tribe that would hunt down the Troglodytai but also says that they are a people who know little of war. Herodotos made the Garamantines famous for his fanciful tale of the cattle they raised which supposedly had horns so long they had to graze backwards.