(Hellenistic Levy Javelin Infantry)
|Unit type||Javelin Infantry|
|Base cost||20 Food, 10 Wealth, 10 Timber|
|Ramping cost||1 Timber, 1 Wealth|
|Creation time||4.4 seconds|
|Line of sight||11|
|Population cost||1 Population|
|Created at||Peasant Dwellings|
|Available to|| Macedonians|
Chremonidean League (Spartan tech tree)
These javelin-armed peasants are capable of skirmishing but not much else. They are cheap and quick to recruit, and they can inflict some damage on unarmoured units, making them useful early on in the game when resources are difficult to come by. However, they will be quickly torn apart by any professional soldiers, as they have only a small shield to protect themselves with.
Historically, the Akontistai were very poor peasants who formed a part of the psiloi. They generally did not play an important part in battles, with their usage restricted to skirmishing before battles, though this sometimes could be useful in prompting an enemy to attack.
- Akontistai is English transcription of the Greek ακοντισται which means "javelineers".