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Thraikioi Doryphoroi (Thracian Light Spearmen)

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Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 9
Type: spear spear Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 13 Skill: 10 Training: trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 60 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 926 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 4 0 Upkeep: 232
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy, Can hide in long grass
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.0 / 1.2
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

These tribal levy troops are basic spearmen. Though fierce in the charge, some may question their staying power in battle, and you should not expect them to last long against professional infantry.


Among the Thraikian tribes, the vast majority of men of military age are too poor to fight in the bands of well-equipped units. As farmers, herders, and general pastoralists, many of these Thraikes cannot afford more than a few pieces of military equipment. For that reason many of them carry simple wooden shields, a clutch of javelins with fire-hardened wooden tips, and a simple spear. While many of the warriors who perform service for their tribe are these farmers, herders, and fishermen, many of them are also accustomed to a form of warfare through their incessant, low intensity squabbles with neighboring tribes, or even through occasional raids on passing trading parties or local trading emporia. So while they lack good weaponry, or armor, they carry a ferocious disposition - they are Thraikes, after all. While they may carry their ferocity on to the battlefield, their lack of experience in much of anything larger than a skirmish over farmland may cause their ferocity to dissipate in the face of prolonged hand-to-hand combat with well-ordered, or even professional, soldiery. They are accustomed to short skirmishes and decisive charges, and so are best used in similar roles.