|Skirmisher Warband (Germans)|
|Appears in||Rome: Total War|
|Soldiers in each unit||80|
|Attack skill||6 (Melee)
|Special abilities||Can hide in long grass; Bonus vs elephants and chariots; Combat bonus in woods or snow; Fast moving|
Skirmishers are lightly armed troops who should break up and harass enemy formations before the main battle lines meet, and act as a screen for heavier troops. Their skills also make them useful in springing tactical ambushes.
Each man is armed with a clutch of throwing spears, a short sword and a small shield, but they do not wear armour preferring speed over protection.
Skirmisher Warbands are often the tribe's younger warriors. These men have yet to prove themselves as warriors, so are not necessarily tough enough to stand against a seasoned enemy in hand-to-hand fighting.