Barbarian Peasants (Britons)
Briton Barbarian Peasants
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Britons
Type Light Infantry
Weapon(s) Knife
Soldiers in each unit 120
Attack skill 1
Charge bonus 1
Hitpoints 1
Armor 3
Defense skill 1
Special abilities Expert at hiding in woods; Combat bonus in woods or snow; Poor morale
Cost 150
Upkeep 100

Peasants are reluctant warriors, but barbarian peasants are better fighters than most: hard lives produce hard men. Numbers are useful in all armies, and forcing peasants to fight is one way of getting lots of men in the field quickly and cheaply. They have little tactical sense, and even less willingness to fight - they would rather be defending their own homes than be dragged to a battle they neither care about nor understand. They are, however, experts at reading the land and hiding when there is cover.