(Macedonian Reformed Levy Slingers)
Kestrosphendonetai icon
Unit type Slingers
Base cost 20 Food Food, 10 Wealth Wealth, 10 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 1 Metal Metal
Creation time 7.6 seconds
Hit points 80
Line of sight 11
Movement speed 34
Attack strength 18
Attack range 8-24
Armour 2
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Peasant Dwellings
Prerequisites Level 2 Reforms
Upgrades from Sphendonetai
Upgrades to none
Available to Macedonians

The Kestrosphendonetai are a unique development of the slinger, firing arrows from their slings instead of stones. As a result they are superior in many ways to normal slingers, having a stronger attack and a longer range, whilst also having better protection. However, it must be remembered that they are still peasant levies and should be kept a safe distance from the fighting.


Historically, the kestros was a dart-firing sling employed in the late Macedonian army during the reign of King Perseus. The purpose of this novel weapon was to give the sling penetrative power, though it seems that it achieved only limited success and was quickly abandoned given the lack of historical records relating to its use.



  • The Kestrosphendonetai was added in The Hellenistic Era 0.11.

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