(Roman Spear Infantry)
|Unit type||Spear Infantry|
|Base cost||20 Food, 60 Wealth,|
|Ramping cost||3 Wealth|
|Creation time||13.5 seconds|
|Line of sight||2|
|Population cost||1 Population|
|Created at|| Barracks|
|Upgrades to||Triarii Reformati|
The most experienced and best-armoured soldiers of the Roman legionary formation are the Triarii. Armed with the hasta thrusting spear, wearing heavy armour and carrying a clipeus shield, these men are costly to recruit, but their prowess in battle makes it worthwhile.
Historically, the Triarii were the oldest and wealthiest of the Roman infantry, forming the third line in battle. They were generally kept as a reserve, and would only fight if the Hastati and Principes were unable to defeat the enemy. The Triarii would fight in the phalanx formation like the hoplites of old.