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Speudogordoz (Germanic Pike Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 7 Morale: 15
Type: spear none Shield: 2 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 16 0 Skill: 12 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 8 0 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.15 0.1 Soldiers: 40 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 1606 Mass: 1.2
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 402
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 0.76 / 1
Mount effects: elephant -3
Ownership: Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Germanic Pike Infantry are a unit of very disciplined warriors fighting in a very dense shieldwall formation. They use the Germanic pike (speutom) - a deadly and intimidating weapon with a very long spearhead.


(SPEU-do-GhOR-dhoz, "Fence-wall of Pikes")

The Speudogordoz is a unit of hard-nosed, disciplined warriors that fight together in a very dense formation, unlike most other Germanic warbands. During their years of constant battle with hostile nations, they've developed new strategies for combat and defense, and learned early to form an impenetrable skelduburgz ("shield-wall") to repel their attackers. Their chosen weapon, the speudo (pike) is a deadly and intimidating weapon with a long spearhead, which makes these warriors capable of punching through almost any type armor from great distances, and are universally feared for their abilities against cavalry formations.

Historically, the Speutogardoz naturally developed through native innovation as spear and shield tactics were refined. Their pikes were adapted to the armor and the cavalry tactics of numerous enemies. They array their spears and shields in a "fence"-like 'ash'-forest of death, supplying them perfect protection as their strong pikes reach out and menace the approaching forces. The Germanic pike was a deadly weapon with a long, 40 to 45 cm spearhead. In texts of historical warfare, they are always called 'enormous' or 'over-long' (prealonga hastas).