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Hoplitai
(Hellenic Spear Infantry)
Hoplitai icon
Unit type Spear Infantry
Base cost 20 Food Food, 40 Wealth Wealth, 40 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 2 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 11.4 seconds
Hit points 330
Line of sight 2
Movement speed 20
Attack strength 30
Attack range 0-0
Armour 14
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Barracks
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to Thureophoroi (Macedonians)
Thorakitai (Achaean League, Chremonidean League, Epirotes, Pontics, Ptolemaic Egyptians)
Available to Macedonians
Achaean League
Chremonidean League
Epirotes
Pontics
Ptolemaic Egyptians

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

Hoplitai are the mainstay unit for most Hellenic sub-factions, such as Emporion, Menake, and Massilia.

GalleryEdit

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