Bastarnae Shock Infantry are made up of resolute warriors, well aware of their role on the battlefield as shock troops.
Expert at Hiding in Forests
Ðruχtiz βasterniskā (DhRUKh-tiz VA-ster-ni-skā, “Bastarnae Warband”)
The Druxtiz Basterniskā are a warband comprised of fierce and resolute Bastarnae warriors, well aware of their role on the battlefield as shock troops. The falx is an intimidating weapon, especially in the hands of these experienced warriors. These men can hack a hole in almost any enemy battle line. They are the essential shock troops of any Germanic army.
Historically, the Basternāz (Bastarnae), whose name can mean “Those who use Bast (materials for litter/wagons)” in their own language, originally began as a Germanic tribe and traveled far east, settling in lands near the numerous tribes of the Getai, where they mixed and adapted to the various peoples of the Black Sea steppe. Quickly, they earned fame for their capabilities in battle and were often enlisted as mercenaries. They fought for Perseus in his campaign against Rome and were involved in the battles of the Makedonians.