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Silurae Birnai (Siluri Warband)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 11
Type: spear spear Shield: 3 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 4 15 Skill: 12 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 1177 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 4 0 Upkeep: 294
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Can hide in long grass, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -3
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Silures are skilled, light armored warriors, who rely more upon their mobility, and use javelins and tight formations to good effect.

Expert at Hiding in Woods
Can Hide in Long Grass

The Silurae Birnai (Sel-oor-ay Bern-ay; "Silurii Warband") are a tribe from the south of Cambria. Reknowned for their ferocity, skill, and discipline, they offer up fine spearmen to their lord, braver than most others, and more sturdy and skilled. They are, for all intensive purposes, little more than local spearmen, but of greater trainer and skill. The Silures fill the same role, acting as both anti-infantry and anti-cavalry soldiers, and can also be used to pepper an enemy at distance with javelins. They are disciplined and capable of standing in orderly lines and use tight formations at times to absorb enemy charges.

Historically, the Silures were a bit of an anomaly; they were a somewhat dark-skinned tribe living in the south of what is now Wales, surrounded by much paler Celts. It was postulated by some Romans that they had even been from Iberia originally, accounting for their tone and hair. Irregardless, the Silures were apparently quite loyal. When the high king of the Britons, Caratacus, fled into Cambria to escape the Romans, he was recieved and supported by the Silures, who, though likely they were his vassals, probably had little to actually gain by continuing to support him. The Silures were given their due for bravery though, and ultimately the Romans recruited aide of several opposing tribes to finally successfully subdue them.