Chosen Swordsmen (Dacia)
Dacian Chosen Swordsmen
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Dacia
Type Heavy infantry
Weapon(s) Sword
Soldiers in each unit 81
Attack skill 13
Charge bonus 4
Hitpoints 1
Armor 7
Defense skill 5
Shield bonus 5
Special abilities Warcry improves attack; Expert at hiding in woods; Combat bonus in woods or snow; Excellent morale; May charge without orders; Good stamina
Cost 680
Upkeep 210

Chosen swordsmen are the best fighting individuals in their tribe, and armed with the finest swords available.

While superbly skilled and extremely tough, they are not naturally inclined to fight as a group. Personal glory and the need to be first amongst the enemy ensure that they are headstrong and ill-disciplined. They are, however, very well equipped with the finest swords that the smiths can make, along with chainmail armour and large shields. They are an intimidating sight for any enemy.