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Kluddargos (Britons Sword Masters)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 11 Morale: 16
Type: sword none Shield: 0 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 13 0 Skill: 13 Training: trained
Charge: 10 0 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.285 0.1 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 3109 Mass: 1.2
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 777
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Give bonus to nearby troop
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.8 / 1.6
Mount effects: elephant -4
Ownership: Aedui, Arverni, Casse, Eleutheroi

Kluddargos are British champions who employ heavy two-handed longswords, made to crush armour..

Kluddargos (Klud-arr-gus; "Sword Masters") are British champions who they employ very specialized weapons. Their weapons, longswords gripped in two hands instead of one, with especially heavy blades made to crush armor, require years of practice to master. Able to afford such weapons, they can also afford high quality armor; very fine quality chain shirts. Like other heroes and champions, they are marched to battle to inspire their fellow tribesmen, but their special weapons also give them a tactical purpose; annihilate enemy armor. Their great swings split helmets, smash shields, and collapse cuirasses into the body. These weapons are truly fierce and destructive. The heads they collect will surely be from grotesquely mangled bodies, obliterated by the force of their blows, and the wielders of such weapons likely took an amount of grim satisfaction to find their foes' bodies left in such a state.

Historically, two-handed longswordsmen were rare but fearsome champions, generally open only to the most wealthy of southern 'Gallic' British tribes who could afford to import the chain, and craft longswords. However, these longswords were made specially with more weight in the final portion of the blade to ensure it would have the ability to crack into armor. They were likely introduced originally as a method of killing other champions, or enemy chieftains, who would be well armored. However, their weapons possibly could be employed akin to the Goidilic and continental equivalents, as wide swinging weapons intended to cut down multiple, lighter armored targets at once, but such wide swings would be awkward due to the weight of the furthest portion of the weapon. Two-handed longswords were not unusual altogether for Celtic peoples, though rare outside of a few regions, particularly the eastern Celtic kingdoms and tribes, such as Lugians, and among the Goidils, but they would likely also be found with Gauls, Belgae, and other Celtic cultures as the weapon of choice for some champions or ceremonial pieces.