(Roman Sword Infantry)
|Unit type||Sword Infantry|
|Base cost||20 Food, 40 Wealth,|
|Ramping cost||2 Wealth|
|Creation time||8.7 seconds|
|Line of sight||8|
|Created at|| Barracks|
|Prerequisites||Military 3 (Physical Conditioning)|
|Upgrades to||Principes Reformati|
The Principes are well-armoured and well-disciplined medium swordsmen available to the Romans. They have a helmet, shield, pair of greaves and a linothorax or pectoral plate to protect them at close quarters. However they are relatively expensive and take a while to train.
Historically, the Principes were family men in their prime, and they formed the second line of infantry. They would engage the enemy after the Hastati retreated, and if they were also unable to break the enemy, they would withdraw behind the Triarii.