Barbarian Chosen Warlord (Germans)
German Gothic Cavalry
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Germans
Type Heavy Cavalry
Weapon(s) Spear
Soldiers in each unit Varies. 24 in custom battles.
Attack skill 12
Charge bonus 7
Hitpoints 2
Armor 6
Defense skill 6
Shield bonus 4
Special abilities Combat bonus in snow; Excellent morale; Good stamina; Fast moving
Cost Cannot be recruited in campaign. 940 in custom battles.
Upkeep Varies

A barbarian warlord surrounds himself with fierce warriors as a personal guard. These spear-armed cavalry are an elite reserve for use in a moment of crisis.

Every warlord commands by right of personal courage as much as tactical skill, and must prove himself in battle. He and his guards are equipped as cavalry with spears, mail armour and shields so that they can easily dash to any point on the battlefield. The warlord can inspire his men to greater efforts just by his presence, and also has enough men to be a significant force should the need arise.