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Dosidataskeli (Vasci Armoured Shock Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 23 Morale: 18
Type: spear spear Shield: 4 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 7 17 Skill: 11 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 38.5 0 Cost: 3796 Mass: 1.25
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 949
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile, Armour Piercing
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Can dig tunnels
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -1
Ownership: Iberia

The Dosidataskeli were a unit of exceedingly heavily armed and armored shock infantry originated from the Vasci tribes.

Expert at Hiding in Woods
Can Hide in Long Grass
Sapping Ability

The Dosidataskeli (Dos-ed-at-ah-skeel-ee) were a unit of exceedingly heavily armed and armored shock infantry that were the foot bodyguards of the Vasci kings. They were recruited exclusively in Cantabria-Vasconnia, where they originated. They are armored in Fenlana, "Fish Scale", which is a top layer of small scales armor fastened to a layer of felt to which is sewn a layer of chain. The result is a nearly impenetrable but flexible armor that is even resistant to armor piercing weapons. The Dosidataskeli are used to break the center of an enemy line. They first throw their solifera in order to disrupt and kill many enemy soldiers, and then they charge with their heavy spears and fight in melee until their enemy runs. Their job is simple, and they are frighteningly good at it. They are useful against any infantry or cavalry. Their only disadvantage is their expense and rarity.

Historically, the Dosidataskeli were feared enough to be written about by Greek historians. Stories of their fierceness was enough to inspire the Seleucids to design their own unit that was frighteningly similar to them and to export the mail veil east, where it was used by the Parthians. They were exported from Iberia and were instrumental in the first unifications of Ireland as well. The numbers of these soldiers must have always been low, due to the sheer expense of their equipment and training, and the size of the men that would form the unit. Still, if used correctly, the Dosidataskeli can be an extremely powerfull shock infantry.