Swordsmen (Gaul)
Gaulish Swordsmen
Appears in Rome: Total War
Belongs to Gaul
Type Heavy Infantry
Weapon(s) Sword
Soldiers in each unit 81
Attack skill 10
Charge bonus 4
Hitpoints 1
Armor 3
Defense skill 4
Shield bonus 5
Special abilities Warcry improves attack; Expert at hiding in woods; Combat bonus in woods or snow; May charge without orders; Good morale
Cost 460
Upkeep 170

Swordsmen are steadfast and agressive warriors, the "infantry of the line" for barbarian warlords. They are not very disciplined at times, as their sense of honour and bravery can make them eager to get into any fray, but they are uniformly superb swordsmen. They are equipped with good swords and large shields.

Every warlord worth their name makes sure he has a couple of warbands of these hard men under his leadership.