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Triarii
(Roman Spear Infantry)
Triarii icon
Unit type Spear Infantry
Base cost 20 Food Food, 60 Wealth Wealth,

40 Metal Metal

Ramping cost 3 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 13.5 seconds
Hit points 290
Line of sight 2
Movement speed 18
Attack strength 21
Attack range 0-0
Armour 15
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Barracks
Fortified Barracks
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to Triarii Reformati
Available to Romans

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

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