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Gaisofulxo Frijod (Germanic Levy Spearmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 1 Morale: 10
Type: spear none Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 14 0 Skill: 11 Training: untrained
Charge: 6 0 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.13 0.1 Soldiers: 60 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 859 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 215
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Mercenary, Hardy
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, Eleutheroi

Germanic Levy Spearmen are Germanic "free" men of the lowest rank, farmers and hunters accustomed to persistent raids and ritual warfare, but their experiences in constant tribal clashes make them more effective than militia mustered by other peoples.

Expert at Hiding in Woods

Ġaiso-fulχo Frijod
(GhAI-so-FUL-kho FRI-jod, "One's own Spear-Troop")

Gaisofulxo Frijod, whose name also means "Free Spear-Folk" are composed largely of local farmers and hunters, Germanic freemen of the lowest rank, accustomed to frequent raids and tribal warfare from a young age. According to Germanic tradition, as soon a man receives his spear and shield, he is a "free" adult charged with an equal share and responsibility in the tribe. Frijoz also came to mean "one's own," for to belong was to fulfill those duties of being free.

Historically, every "free" man of the Germanic tribes was a warrior, and expected to serve frequently in such a capacity. Though lacking in the organized training of the warbands that serve in a more regular capacity, these men are veterans of the ritualized tribal warfare which persisted for millenia across Northern Europe, and fight with a force and fury superior to their neighbors’ militia.