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Peltastai
(Hellenistic Reformed Levy Javelin Infantry)
Peltastai icon
Unit type Javelin Infantry
Base cost 20 Food Food, 20 Wealth Wealth, 10 Timber Timber
Ramping cost 1 Timber Timber, 1 Wealth Wealth, 10
Creation time 7 seconds
Hit points 70
Line of sight 11
Movement speed 30
Attack strength 27
Attack range 6-11
Armour 4
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Peasant Dwellings
Prerequisites Level 1 Reforms
Upgrades from Akontistai
Upgrades to none
Available to Macedonians
Achaean League
Bosporans
Chremonidean League (Athenian tech tree)
Epirotes
Pontics
Seleucids

The Peltastai are a reformed levy javelin unit. Like the Akontistai they replace, they are best used as skirmishers, and will be promptly cut down in a melee. However, they now have a helmet and thureos shield, allowing them to last longer in battle, and they also are capable of dealing more damage against enemy troops.

HistoryEdit

Historically, the Peltastai were used to a greater effect than the psiloi, as they were more professional and better equipped. They would throw their javelins and then flee if the enemy charged. Because of their lighter equipment they could usually evade successfully and launch another attack.

NotesEdit

The Achaean League and Chremonidean League factions can recruit the Peltastai before the Level 1 Reforms.

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