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Appea Gaedotos (Alpine Phalanx)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 6 Morale: 12
Type: spear axe Shield: 3 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 15 9 Skill: 11 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.13 0.165 Soldiers: 40 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 1155 Mass: 1.2
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 289
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 0.85 / 1
Mount effects: elephant -4
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

The Celts and demi-Celts of the Alps use the Gaedotos as a form of phalanx, adopted in their style and gear mainly from the Etruscans.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

The alpine tribes experienced a great deal of influence from the Hellenes and Italians. The Appea Gaedotos (Ap-ee-ah Guy-doo-tos; "Spear Carriers") use a type of spear wall, and carry a very bizarre shield, as well as a battle axe for close combat fighting. They are solid soldiers, and should be able to stand rather well in combat, and a phalanx is always good when combatting mounted enemies, as well as defending against light infantry. In close combat, their battle axes can crush through armor, making them very capable, and they wear linen armor of Etruscan design, so they are readily able to defend themselves.

Historically, the Alps were home to many tribes, both Celtic and non-Celtic. Both, however, used a share of one another's weapons, as well as weapons and tactics from Greece and the Italian peninsula. These soldiers would be, in essence, a type of imitation hoplite, with influences from the alpine tribes. Due to their climate, they would've been very hardy soldiers; coupled with their culture, which glorified combat to a great extent, these would have been truly fearsome warriors.