Praeventores (Western Roman Empire)
Praeventores (WRE)
Appears in Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion
Belongs to Western Roman Empire
Type Melee Infantry
Weapon(s) Sword
Soldiers in each unit 40
Attack skill 12
Charge bonus 3
Hitpoints 1
Armor 4
Defense skill 9
Shield bonus 3
Special abilities Can hide anywhere; Can swim; Good morale; Very good stamina; Fast moving
Cost 330

Praeventores are spies and agents sent beyond Rome's frontiers to watch and, when necessary, attack Rome's enemies. They fight as an irregular force, specialising in ambushes and nasty surprises.

Rome has long used spies to keep on eye on petty warlords along its frontiers. Praeventores are chosen men given the authority to deal with problems before they fully ripen. On the battlefield they are employed as scouts, spies and as military assassins, falling on unsuspecting enemies from any promising ambush spot. They are usualy given the best of weapons, but little armour as this would hinder them in moving quietly. Praeventores are not men who fight fair, ever.