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Cemmeinarn (Briton Midland Spearmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 2 Morale: 10
Type: spear spear Shield: 4 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 15 Skill: 12 Training: trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 1273 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 318
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: 1 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -3
Ownership: Casse, Eleutheroi

Cemmeinarn are the mainstay of most midlander Briton armies. They carry throwing spears to be launched before a charge, and engage with well made melee long-spears.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

Cemmeinarn (Kem-ay-nayrn; "Marching Ones") are the mainstay of most midlander armies. They carry spears to be thrown before a charge, and engage with well made melee long-spears. They are unarmored, have a good shield, and are capable in battle. Appropriately supported by skirmishers, they can be quite useful in engaging most threats, though they are incapable of lasting against truly heavy infantry. A frontal attack, however, can be thwarted if the Cemmeinarn stand together; their shields provide them good defense from the front, but from the sides or flanks, the Cemmeinarn are incapable of defending themselves well and will likely be slaughtered. However, Cemmeinarn are only semi-professionals, and only the most experienced will readily hold together under the weight of a strong charge.

Historically, the midlanders lacked many swords. As such, they relied heavily upon spearmen, even in more advanced armies. They would carry javelins, and be outfitted in such a way to serve many roles on the field. A spear can bring down a horse or man, a large shield can deflect missiles and swords and other spears, and javelins can bring down a charging warrior, even on a chariot or horseback. These warriors' versatility coupled with relative low expense would be their greatest asset; however, the midlanders also had very few professional soldiers. These men are likely more experienced as farmers or tradesmen than soldiers, but more experienced than militias, as their chief likely organized them to train to some extent.