Nubian Spearmen are warriors drawn from the peoples of Nubia or Meroe far south of Egypt.
Nubian Spearmen are warriors drawn from the peoples of Nubia or Meroe far south of Egypt. These men are armed with only a spear and shield, as the scorching heat of their homelands impedes the use of armor. Their lack of heavier armament shouldn't be taken as sign of weakness however, as they can fight in good order and they can defeat opponents more armored than them, due to that. They are best used as supporting infantry and can give a good account of themselves against most soldiers, but their lack of armor has it definite drawbacks, so they should be kept out of enemy archers' range whenever possible.
Historically, the Nubians have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These spearmen represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Nubians to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers. Nubia, which means "Land of Gold" was an independent area and Ptolemaic and later Roman attempts at conquering them were repulsed. However, there was usually a good relationship between the Nubians and the different rulers of Egypt and much trade went between the two regions, greatly helped by the river Nile.