(Hellenistic Reformed Levy Javelin Infantry)
|Unit type||Javelin Infantry|
|Base cost||20 Food, 20 Wealth, 10 Timber|
|Ramping cost||1 Timber, 1 Wealth, 10|
|Creation time||7 seconds|
|Line of sight||11|
|Population cost||1 Population|
|Created at||Peasant Dwellings|
|Prerequisites||Level 1 Reforms|
|Available to|| Macedonians|
Chremonidean League (Athenian tech tree)
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.
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.