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Liguriae Epos (Ligurian Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 9 Morale: 11
Type: spear spear Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 8 Skill: 8 Training: trained
Charge: 27 27 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.15 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 2291 Mass: 1
Ammo: 8 0 Upkeep: 573
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.5 / 4
Mount effects: elephant -2, 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

Liguriae Epos carry both a spear and javelins, and are quite light, but very capable cavalry. Their swiftness is best used accompanying hit-and-run tactics, or launching swift charges and withdrawing.


The Ligurians, when driven from the Po Basin, almost entirely adopted the weapons of their Celtic enemies. In this manner, they were somewhat 'Celticized', but not in such a total manner as to call them Celtic. These Epos (Ep-os; 'Horse') formed their cavalry. They are well-trained, capable soldiers, with mediterranean sophistications, but a Celtic war mind, and is likely to be favored by either group. They carry both a spear and Celtic javelins, and are quite light, but very capable cavalry. Their swiftness is best used accompanying hit-and-run tactics from range, or launching swift charges and withdrawing. Ligurian cavalry is efficient and decently trained to overcome numerous obstacles, though is too light for prolonged melee engagements.

Historically, the Ligurians origins were unknown. They are somewhat of a mystery people, like the Basque. Despite being disasterously driven out from the Po Basin, they managed to reestablish themselves. Armed with Celtic weaponry, they held off further Celtic incursion, and possibly worked with Celts from time to time, and certainly did later on, such as the joint sacking of Placentia in 200 BC. Their population was somewhat small, but notable. They came largely to an end in 181 BC, when consul Lucius Emilius Paulus massacred 15,000 of them, and deported 40,000 of the Apuan-Ligurian tribe to Campania. The remaining Ligurians migrated into Celtic territories, and worked for decades as Liguriae; retainers of the Ligurian culture, under Celtic kings. As such, some 'Celtic' statues in modern France depict robed Ligurian warriors, sometimes wearing Celtic chain, but wearing the very distinctly non-Celtic Ligurian peasant-warrior robes under it.