Spear Warband (Germans)
German Spear Warband
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Germans
Type Spearmen
Weapon(s) Spear
Soldiers in each unit 121
Attack skill 9
Charge bonus 5
Hitpoints 1
Armor 3
Defense skill 3
Shield bonus 5
Special abilities Can form phalanx; Expert at hiding in woods; Bonus fighting cavalry; Combat bonus in woods or snow; May charge without orders
Cost 520
Upkeep 200

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.