Cherusci Swordsmen are a warband composed of sword-possessing warriors. They have adapted to the styles of warfare of their neighbors and can form a denser formation than other tribes, which gives them a decisive defensive advantage.
Expert at Hiding in Woods
(DhRUKh-tiz KhE-ru-skā, “Cherusci Warband”)
The Druxtiz Xeruskā are fierce and hardy Cherusci warriors who can form a very dense formation and are exceptional in defense. Many of their people possess swords from trade and warfare against their West Celt neighbors and are rightly feared for their ability in melee combat and skirmishing.
Historically, the Xeruskōzez, whose name can mean “Those who are Sword-like” in their own language, were a Germanic tribe who inhabited the Rhine valley and the plains and forests of northwestern Germania. They were frequently at odds or allied with the Romans, as their individual political situation warranted, and made most famous by the Battle of the Osning (Teutoburg) Forest, whence an army of allied Germanic tribes under the Cherusci war-leader Ermenjoz ("Tall" or "Great" One, more commonly known in Latin as Arminius) who annihilated three Roman legions commanded by Publius Quinctilius Varus.
This crushing Roman defeat stopped Rome's advance and compelled the empire, after a few more years of generally indecisive campaigning by Germanicus, to withdraw permanently behind the Limes fortification which was built as a consequence of the loss at Osning Forest, to reinforce the German frontier.