| Thrakioi Rhomphaiaphoroi|
(Mercenary Elite Rhompaia Infantry)
|Unit type||Rhompaia Infantry|
|Base cost||480 Wealth|
|Ramping cost||48 Wealth|
|Line of sight||4|
|Population cost||1 Population|
|Created at|| Outpost|
|Prerequisites||Military 2 (Mercenaries)|
|Available to|| Macedonians|
The Thrakioi Rhomphaiaphoroi are elite mercenary infantry armed with the rhomphaia, a brutal, two-handed weapon with high damage and armour-piercing capabilities. They are well-armoured, with a scale or chainmail coat, greaves, helmet and shield. They may be very slow moving, but they are devastating against all enemy troops, even cavalry.
Historically, these soldiers formed only a small part of Thracian armies, though their role could be decisive. The rhomphaia was a fearsome weapon, capable of hacking off limbs and slicing through heavy armour.