Gestikapoinann is equipped with light armour made of leather combined with a small bronze breastplate, a galea leather helmet and a rather large shield that gives them their name.
Expert at Hiding in Woods
Can Hide in Long Grass
The Gestikapoinann (Ges-teek-ap-oyn-an; "Round Shield Bearer") are the semi-professional line infantry of the Lusotannan. They are well in life, owning farmland and cattle and taking the occasional mercenary service to pay for their equipment. They are equipped with light armour made of leather combined with a small bronze breastplate, a "galea" leather helmet and a rather large shield that gives them their name. Their armament includes a bundle of javelins and a sturdy spear. In battle they form a loose shieldwall that can stand most regular cavalry, but may be at a disadvantage against better trained assault infantry.
Historically, these men are in the same social category of the Caetranann, but chose to go to combat in a different kit. They were the Lusotannan response to the very effective Iberian cavalry that could just run over other infantry that were not equipped to handle them.