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Agema Hellenikon (Indo-Greek Royal Guard)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 13 Morale: 16
Type: sword spear Shield: 4 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 13 18 Skill: 11 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.225 0.13 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 3221 Mass: 1.22
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 805
Turns: 1
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 0.8 / 1
Mount effects: elephant -1
Ownership: Saka

The Agema Hellenikon are an elite heavy-infantry force, trained and equipped by the Greek Kings and Yavanarajas as their own footguard. When the Saka King of Kings calls for war, his Greek vassals bring these prized troops with them.


The Agema Hellenikon is a highly versatile and disciplined force of true elites, born of the less then noble final chapter of Hellenic Kingship in Baktria and India. They are the last manifestation of an Eastern branch of the ancient martial tradition of Hellas, armed with a traditional overhand spear and short sword for melee combat, and armored with iron greaves, a distinctive Boiotian helmet, iron plating for their skirt, and a heavy hoplon shield; they are a truly admirable force. In the great convolution of cultural and technical interaction that took place in Gandhara, Paropamisadai, and Baktria, the original architects of their corps creatively adapted the armor and metallurgical techniques of the various violent Steppe peoples, in order to engineer a force to maintain themselves in their numerous fortified mountain keeps. Though the experiment had mixed results politically, the skill and elan of it's product was undeniable.

Historically, the last Hellenic Kings and Princelings of Baktria and Paropamisadai, and the only slightly more stable Yavanarajyas (Indo-Greek Kingdoms) of Gandhara and Sind in order to maintain themselves, adapted a heavy infantry force based on their own ancient tradition of discipline, the Indos marshal aesthetic, and the advancing metallurgy of the Steppe. The result allowed them to briefly stave of conquest, but those that did endure, did so as the vassal kings or allied subject satraps of the Sakae. Faced with a new political environment and still harboring hopes of keeping their now much reduced domains at least for their lifetimes, they were forced to attach themselves to the cause of their new masters, which many did enthusiastically. During this new era, the old corps of Basilikon Agemata was offered up in their service (though some served their own half-Saka, half-Yavana rulers); elite warrior-jewels, beautifully clothed and armored, and deadly in the field.