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"They arrayed the right and the left wings, and setting out like a company of brigands, [...] fell upon the foe with a great uproar and struck them with horrifying terror."

— John of Drasxanakert, History of Armenia

Cilician Frontiersmen: Vital statistics
Cilicians

Unit type

Medium infantry

Built/trained at

Barracks

Damage and weapon type

Low; blade

Armour

Low

Production cost

  • Pop cost: 1
  • Resource cost: 2Food, 4Log
  • Ramp cost: 1Food, 1Log

Range

  • range: Melee
  • LOS: fair

Unit move and creation speed

  • Unit movement speed: fair
  • Creation speed: Medium

Unit HP

???

Technological requirements

Upgrades:

Available To

  • UU: Armenia
  • Caucasus Mountain Men:
    Byzantines Venice Russians Saracens Mongol

Although these men are often levied pastoral nomads or peasants, years of hard living in the mountains of beloved Hayasdan have made Cilician Frontiersmen proud and exceedingly vicious warriors, despite being clothed in nothing but crude leather armour and armed with a wooden buckler and a long axe, making them the reception committee for trespassers of Armenian soil.

These men thus have one advantage: they do not require as much food as other factions do, as their food ramp cost is eliminated. However, as all levies or tribal units go, they are rather undisciplined, and so are rather slow on the march. In any fight with the dreaded cavalry archers of the Mongols and Saracens, or the weaker Asian light infantry, these men will be easily outmatched by their plodding speed, although it will be said that they will be capable of resisting arrow fire. Of course, as with most non-heavy infantry, it is highly advised to screen them away from heavy cavalry, whenever so required.

Unit summaryEdit

  • Medium infantry unit that sacrifices speed for cost efficiency.
  • Diet Plus — Cilician Frontiersmen don't require as much food as other factions do, making them easier to produce.
  • Flat Footed Failure — The poor movement speed of the Cilician Frontiersmen make them prime targets for swarming by light infantry, or by missile units, ergo they must be escorted, preferably by heavy cavalry, whereso possible.

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