Gaut Spearmen are warriors from the North, fierce and hardy, who fight well and perform better than other spearmen in a charge, but are often difficult to control.
Expert at Hiding in Woods
(DhRUKh-tiz GhOU-di-skā, "Gaut Warband")
Skándzá (Scandinavia) and Auwjogotánoz (Gotland) are lands with a harsh climate and their people are accustomed to fighting everyday for their own survival. The Druxtiz Goudiskā is full of fierce and hardy fighters, seeking glory and loot along their route on the war path, but are difficult to control for tactical maneuvering. In warfare it is up to each man to prove his own bravery and worth, so their uniquely savage charge into the enemy enables them to perform slightly better than their neighbors in that respect.
Historically, the Goudōzez (ON Gautar, OE Geatas), whose name can mean “Those who Pour Out” in their own language, come from Scandinavia, thought to be homeland to other Germanic tribes on the mainland. The tribes of the North continued fighting in warband-style, forming a single armed entity and relying on their individual superiority as warriors to carry the day. Similar tactics are used by many other barbarian peoples, but Germanic warriors use a much denser formation that is far more difficult to break.