Gaemile Liguriae carry both a spear and shortsword, and are quite light, but very capable line warriors, and their large shields, and their helmets, provide them with ample protection in most cases.
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. The Gaemile (Guy-my-el; "Spear Soldiers") formed their basic foot soldiers. They are well-trained, capable soldiers, with mediterranean sophistications, but a Celtic war mind, and is likely to be favored by either group. They inhale the smoke of a burning incense made from a plant of unknown origin before battle, and it provided them with a type of calm that kept them from fleeing battle as quickly. They carry both a spear and shortsword, and are quite light, but very capable line warriors, and their large shields, and their helmets, provide them with ample protection in most cases. Properly supported, the Ligurians can be used to hold a line from an enemy attack, and are a fine choice for the defense of a position, and can be used as shock troops in a pinch.
Historically, the Ligurians origins were unknown. They are somewhat of a mystery people, like the Basque. Despite their disasterous driving 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.