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Agema Phalangiton
(Macedonian Elite Pikemen Infantry)
Agema phalangiton icon
Unit type Pike Infantry
Base cost 70 Food Food, 90 Wealth Wealth, 80 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 5 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 22.2 seconds
Hit points 250
Line of sight 2
Movement speed 16
Attack strength 56
Attack range 0-2
Armour 23
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Noble Residence
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to none
Available to Macedonians

The Agema Phalangiton are elite heavy pikemen unique to the Macedonians. They are very well armoured, having reinforced scale linothorakes or breastplates in addition to greaves, plumed helmets and shields. Also, their sarissa pikes will inflict heavy damage on any unit that dares to attack them, especially when they are arranged in formation. They are expensive and take a long time to train, but the professionalism and effectiveness of these soldiers makes it well worth it.

HistoryEdit

Historically, the Agema Phalangiton were members of the Macedonian royal guard under the Antigonid kings. They were well-trained and hardened veterans, having already served as Basilikoi Peltastai.

TriviaEdit

Although being macedonian unit the model of the Agema Phalangiton is actually based on reconstruction of seleucid phalangite from II century BC.

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