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Tekastos (Rhaetic Axemen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 7 Morale: 12
Type: spear axe Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 9 Skill: 11 Training: trained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.165 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 35 0 Cost: 1569 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 392
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile, Armour Piercing
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.6
Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
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

The Rhaetians are famed axemen, disciplined, with Etruscan pila, good for fighting heavier armored infantry.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

The Raetians are a very bizarre alpine people; raiders often, and have repeatedly attracted ire from Celts. The Tekastos (Tek-as-tus; "Axe Carriers") form the basic warbands of the Raetians. They carry a Raetian battle axe to crush through armor, and two javelins in the manner of Italic pila, and wear linen armor of Etruscan design, as well as a helmet. This sturdy, unique warband can be very useful as shock troops, with weapons made to allow them to stand against superiorly armored enemies.

Historically, the Raetians were a collection of tribes in the Alps. They were famed for the quality of their wine, but were mostly treated with no small amount of distaste and ire. Like other enemies of the Celts, they adopted many Celtic weapons and pieces of armor out of a necessity to modernize to new threats. However, they also had a great deal of unique looking equipment; meshes of Italic, Hellenic, Celtic, and Hallstatt influences, and were especially fond of their own local axes, which varied between a number of designs.