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Bastarnae (Rome: Total War)

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Attack: 14

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Defense: 6

Hit Points: 2

Recruitment Cost: 790

Abilities: Expert at hiding in woods, combat bonus in woods or snow, may charge without orders, good morale, powerful charge, fast moving.


The Bastarnae are a particularly ferocious tribe from the northern Balkans who rejoice in man-to-man combat. Some scribes would have it that there are no fiercer men of Thrace in battle, and they are a formidable resource for any Thracian commander: they are highly unlikely to break and flee from any fight. Even their weapon of choice - the rhomphaia - is a cruel looking, curved blade sharpened on the inner edge, like a sickle. With one blow, this weapon is easily capable of brutally severing an arm or leg. Each Bastarnae warrior also carries a small shield, which other than his protective, face-concealing, helmet is his only protection, not that this lack of armour worries these fearless fighters for a moment; the only concern with such battle-hungry fighters is that they are liable to fling themselves into the fray at the earliest opportunity.
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Thracian Bastarnae, eager and ready for the thrill of the battle that awaits them.

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