|Spear Warband (Germans)|
|Appears in||Rome: Total War|
|Soldiers in each unit||121|
|Special abilities||Can form phalanx; Expert at hiding in woods; Bonus fighting cavalry; Combat bonus in woods or snow; May charge without orders|
The men of a spear warband are effective against cavalry and most infantry, but lack the discipline of more "civilized" troops. Their spears, however, make them valuable defensive warriors for any warlord.
The warband is the basic unit of any barbarian army - a group of tough warriors bound together in the service of a tribal strongman or village headman. Each warrior is protected by a large shield. In common with other Germanic warriors, these men are very clever when concealing themselves in forests.