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Uirodusios (Celtic Naked Spearmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 16
Type: spear spear Shield: 2 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 5 16 Skill: 13 Training: untrained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 40 Hit Points: 1
Range: 45 0 Cost: 1402 Mass: 1.18
Ammo: 3 0 Upkeep: 351
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Frightens infantry, Very Hardy, Give bonus to nearby troop
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -3
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

Uirodusios are disorderly and poorly protected naked Celtic spearmen who frighten enemies.

Frightens Infantry
Very Hardy
Expert at Hiding in Forests

The Uirodusios (Oo-row-doo-see-os; "Man-Demons") fight in the ancient Celtic style, stripped nude but for his torc, anklets, and bangles, and sometimes a cloak. Though poorly defended, and not nearly as skilled as the Gaesatae mercenaries of Gaul, nor on drugs, they are still formidable and present a frightening visage that unnerves enemies. These are not so much an elite as they are often only somewhat experienced warriors who wish to increase their fame by daring acts of bravery.

Historically, some Celtic warriors fought stripped nude. This had a few effects; it was unnerving to enemies, inspiring to friends, and also helped increase one's fame; an important matter in Celtic warrior society. The skill of such men would vary depending, logically, on how long they'd been fighting in such a way, but it would likely offer superior mobility compared to alternative methods of combat, allowing them to manuever more swiftly in a melee. Such warriors would stand out in the front of a line to encourage other soldiers and to be the first to engage the enemy.