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Korodrougōs (Oskywie Swordsmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 2 Morale: 11
Type: spear sword Shield: 4 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 5 10 Skill: 12 Training: trained
Charge: 6 6 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.225 Soldiers: 50 Hit Points: 1
Range: 45 0 Cost: 1407 Mass: 1.1
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 352
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.2 / 1.6
Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
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, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Oskywie Swordsmen are semi-professional warriors from the southern Baltic coast and can be found campaigning in neighboring regions. They are uniquely equipped with well-crafted single-edged swords.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

(KO-ro-DhROU-ghōs, "War-fellows")

Korodrougōs are wealthy members from tribes near the southern Baltic Sea coast and can be found campaigning in neighboring regions. Although they are iron-poor and not known for heavy armor or beautiful blades, these proud men stand out amongst other warriors of the region. They carry well-crafted slashing swords of unique design and the unit can hit an enemy with a powerful charge, even spread in disarray. Due to individual warrior practice amongst different tribes, they can be prone to charging at will, regardless of prudence.

Historically, the early tribes of the Baltic Sea, Baltic-speakers as well as those of Lusatian and Pomeranian culture varied widely in how developed they were militarily and politically. The peoples along the southern coast developed faster than others, as they were closer in proximity to the influence of developing societies with advanced iron-working. The Oksywie culture of northern Poland was especially developed, similar to its southern neighbor and close relative, the Przeworsk culture. As a result of expansion by Jastorf and La Tene cultural influence, the Pomeranian culture-inheritors / Baltic tribes of the area eventually formed close relationships with neighboring Germanic and Celtic peoples. These advanced cultures of the Baltic Sea were of likely mixed origin and had a much more developed military organization due to their greater access to trade and local resources, and thus they were able to field regular troops far more often than other Baltic tribes.