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Xerunoudōzez (Germanic Swordsmen)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 5 Morale: 13
Type: spear sword Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 7 11 Skill: 13 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.225 Soldiers: 40 Hit Points: 1
Range: 30 0 Cost: 1646 Mass: 1.15
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 412
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 0.85 / 1.2
Mount effects: elephant -4
Ownership: Arche Seleukeia, As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Baktria, Epeiros, Getai, Iberia, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pahlav, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Saka, Sauromatae, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Germanic Swordsmen are a unit of fierce and valiant warriors who are privileged, successful, or lucky enough to carry rare weapons among Germanic tribes: swords. They fight in dense formation, often with their own kinsmen at their side.

Expert at Hiding in Woods

(KhE-ru-NOU-dō-zez, "Sword-enjoyers")

The Xerunoudōzez, whose name can also mean "Sword-attainers" or "Sword-companions" are privileged warriors of status who have inherited, earned, or captured swords which they bring with them to battle. They are well trained, experienced with swords and javelins to soften the enemy before their furious charge.

Historically, swords were not plentiful in Germanic lands, because of the cost of the iron needed for a such a weapon, and so those fierce and valiant warriors carried their highly valued swords with pride. They fought in dense formations, often with their own kinsmen at their side. Often these warriors were aligned to the war-god Deiwoz as the sword was not only a weapon of esteem and regard for the Germanic tribes but also often used in religious ceremonies.