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Gaisolitho Aljod (Celto-Germanic Spearmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 2 Morale: 11
Type: spear spear Shield: 4 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 6 15 Skill: 12 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 47.3 0 Cost: 1422 Mass: 1.15
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 356
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 0.76 / 1.1
Mount effects: elephant -4
Ownership: Aedui, Arverni, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Celto-Germanic Spearmen live on the borders between Celtic and Germanic territories. They are capable warriors who fight with long shields, javelins, and Celtic longspears.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

Ġaiso-liþo Aljod
(GhAI-so-LI-tho AL-jod, "Foreign Spear-Troop")

On the borders between Celtic and Germanic territories, the cultures overlap and give rise to troops that are a mesh of both cultures. These spearmen, the Gaisolitho Aljod are capable warriors who fight with long shields, javelins, and Celtic longspears that are excellent for killing horses. They throw javelins before charging, and can use their spears to absorb the shock of a cavalry rush. Their skills are a mix of Celtic and Germanic warfare and are a good addition to any army.

Historically, as Celtic and Germanic cultures fought, traded, and intermarried, their cultures melded, creating unique sub-cultures and mixed tribes, with melds of tactics, weapons, and military philosophies. Such warriors were generally very fierce, and their armies built around infantry. The employ of lengthy spears was common to defeat enemy cavalry, though they could be used to effect against infantry as well. Warriors of this type actually persisted for quite a long time; even up to the fall of Rome, less-Romanized Britons under Anglo-Saxon rule or culture would have been fairly similar troops.