Thorakitai Argyraspides
Unit type Sword Infantry
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Created at Noble Residence
Prerequisites Level 2 Reforms
Upgrades from Basilikoi Peltastai
Upgrades to none
Available to Seleucids

Design Ideas

Stats and characteristics:

Strong armor and/or health. Armor piercing bonus. Very expensive.


References: 1, 2, 3 (from here)


Historically, the Thorakitai Argyraspides were branch of the elite Argyraspides corps. However, instead of being traditional phalangites they were organized and equipped in a mix of Roman, Celtic and Parthian style. As heavy shock infantry their role was to disrupt the enemy formation.

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