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Cordinau Orca (Scordisci Elite Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 14 Morale: 16
Type: sword none Shield: 4 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 15 0 Skill: 12 Training: trained
Charge: 8 0 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.12 1 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 3151 Mass: 1.2
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 788
Turns: 1
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.4
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

Cordinau Orca are the elite guards of wealthy Scordisci kings and chiefs, specifically the Carduci.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

The Scordisci are Celtic warriors who live near Macedonia. They are famous for their use of sheering curved swords that can open wide gashes on an opponent, particularly when used by the fearsome Carduci tribe, who are most famous for them. Like the Solduros of the Gauls, in the east, the Carduci have the Cordinau Orca (Kor-dee-now Urk-ah; "Battle Boars"), the guardians of their chief, and fearsome, strong warriors. They are impetuous soldiers, and prone to charging without being ordered, but they are comparatively bold to many other Celtic warriors, and their bravery in combat allows them to overcome seemingly superior forces in some cases, and immense skill with their shields and swords makes them notable.

Historically, the Scordisci were a rather extroverted Celtic people; they were so cosmopolitan that their enemies sometimes thought them Thracians or Illyrians. This may be because of their common alliances with the Macedonians; in fact, much of their fame spread from their service to Macedonians, and later they destroyed the army of Caius Porcius Cato, while trying to reestablish their Macedonian allies, who had become a Roman province. They were more or less defeated by Minucius Rufus in 107, but they continued to raid from near the Danube for a long time, until essentially conquered by 91 BC, when many of them fled north over the Danube or submitted to Roman rule, though they still managed to sack Delphi. The remaining Scordisci were most likely absorbed or overrun by Dacians.