(Roman Reformed Elite Spear Infantry)
Antesignani icon
Unit type Spear Infantry
Base cost 80 Food Food, 100 Wealth Wealth, 40 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 5 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 21.9 seconds
Hit points 460
Line of sight 12
Movement speed 30
Attack strength 33
Attack range 0-0
Armour 8
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Noble Residence
Prerequisites Level 2 Reforms
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to none
Available to Romans

These soldiers are elite infantry who have been trained to fight outside the heavy infantry formation. They may be lightly armoured, but they are highly skilled soldiers. The antesignani have the agility to scout and skirmish, but they are still able to take on heavy infantry and cavalry with their spears.


Historically, by the early 1st century BC the Roman army had no infantry outside the heavy infantry formation. The velites had disappeared after the Marian reforms and the pedites extraordinarii had received Roman citizenship and became regular infantry after the Social War. As a result some of the legionaries were trained to fill this gap and fight as antesignani.


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