(Hellenic Spear Infantry)
|Unit type||Spear Infantry|
|Base cost||20 Food, 40 Wealth, 40 Metal|
|Ramping cost||2 Wealth|
|Creation time||11.4 seconds|
|Line of sight||2|
|Population cost||1 Population|
|Upgrades to|| Thureophoroi (Macedonians)|
Thorakitai (Achaean League, Chremonidean League, Epirotes, Pontics, Ptolemaic Egyptians)
|Available to|| Macedonians|
Although they no longer have an important role in infantry warfare due to the dominance of the Macedonian phalangites, Hoplitai can still be found in the armies of Greece and Macedon. While they lack the offensive power of the phalangites, they are more maneuverable and tougher. They are also well protected by a helmet, aspis shield, linothorax and a pair of greaves.
Historically, the classical hoplite phalanx was becoming increasingly obsolete by the 3rd century BC due to the emergence of the Macedonian pike phalanx and the Peltastai. However, some cities in Greece and Macedon continued to field hoplites armed with the aspis and spear. Although they were old-fashioned, they could still be effective due to their high levels of motivation.
Hoplitai are the mainstay unit for most Hellenic sub-factions, such as Emporion, Menake, and Massilia.