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Ordmalica (Goidilic Shock Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 6 Morale: 18
Type: mace none Shield: 0 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 10 0 Skill: 15 Training: trained
Charge: 10 0 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.31 0.1 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 2661 Mass: 1.18
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 665
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.8 / 1.6
Mount effects: elephant -3
Ownership: Aedui, Arverni, Casse, Iberia, Eleutheroi

The Ordmalica are a particular type of elite Goidilic heavy infantry. They wield massive, two-handed hammers ready to smash and crush attackers and break armor.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

The Ordmalica (Ord-mul-ik-ah; "Hammer Fighters") are a type of Goidilic (Gaelic or Goedelic) heavy infantry; they're rare, experienced, and very wealthy. The wield massive, two-handed hammers, imitating Dagda, "the good god"; they smash and crush attackers, break armor, and smash cavalry mounts. These men are small in number, but they serve a strong purpose on a battle field, though they are slow to be mustered, and small in number. However, their weapons, skill, and fair quality armor, allow them to be used as strong anti-armor infantry. Their main disadvantage is impetousness; Celtic religious fanatics are not known for their restraint in most matters, combined with the essence of a Celtic warrior's lust for glory, they are extremely impetous, and are quick to break their loose formation.

Historically, the Goidils used hammers in large numbers; they were popular enough that later Irish and Scots still used them widely as the favored weapon of many field officers. The reason behind the favor given to the hammer is two-fold. It is a religious symbol. The main god of the Goidils wields a massive hammer from which he forged all creation, and with which he defends his people. It is also a practical weapon. It requires minimal craftsmenship, it's sure to kill or incapacitate its target in a single blow, and it can be used to kill cavalry, light infantry, and smash the armor of heavy infantry. They would be at a great disadvantage at range, where arrows could cut them down, as they lack a shield, and are slowed by the weight of their weapons, but in a melee, they would be quite fearsome.