Screeching Women (Germans)
German Screeching Women
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Germans
Type Light infantry
Weapon(s) Axe
Soldiers in each unit 80
Attack skill 11
Charge bonus 6
Hitpoints 1
Armor 0
Defense skill 1
Special abilities Screeching dismays enemy; Expert at hiding in woods; Combat bonus in woods or snow; Good morale
Cost 320
Upkeep 130

German screeching women think nothing of participating in a battle, wailing encouragement to their own men as they fight, and screaming defiance at the enemy to unnerve them. It's not uncommon for women to accompany armies on the campaign, but few actually take to the battlefield. Germanic warriors are inordinately proud, so the prospect of facing the scorn of their women is more than many care to think about. While they wield their hatchets with gusto, their true value is in the unnerving effects they have on enemies - the foul ulutations of these women can strike fear into the strongest of hearts! They are best positioned safely behind friendly infantry where, like dark and demented cheerleaders, they can avoid combat while creating their particular brand of intimidation.