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Kluddobro (Britons Shortswordsmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 9
Type: spear sword Shield: 2 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 5 10 Skill: 10 Training: untrained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.1 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 45 0 Cost: 675 Mass: 1
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 169
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
Ownership: Casse

Kluddobro are Briton shortswordsmen. They are readily available, cheap, have a good charge and can hide well. They lack javelins or other ranged weapons and are extremely vulnerable at range.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

Kluddobro (Klith-ab-ree, "Sword-Bearers") are Briton shortswordsmen. The shortsword is a common weapon, essentially a very long knife or dagger, and used by hunters, and carried by many as a form of self defense. Warriors using shortswords are not generally very well trained, if at all. However, they are readily available, cheap, and have a good charge. They are extremely vulnerable at range.

Historically, the Celts generally favored spears and shortswords for young or inexperienced soldiers. These warriors, with shortswords, were not necessarily that high up in society; the swords were of debatable quality. Many may not even have fought in battle before, just being hunters or young boys called in to fight, or have chosen to go and fight. Light swordsmen in Celtic society were fairly common, and necessary, often, as a bridge between light and medium infantry, when medium infantry was unavailable. They were increasingly more common during the Roman conquests, as the professional armies with longswordsmen had either been bought by the Romans, or turned on one another, leaving the only defense to these young warriors.