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?== Description/Introduction ==+#REDIRECT [[Main_Page]]
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?== What does this unit counter? ==+
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?Cavalry and sword units in general.+
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?== Counters to this unit type ==+
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?The main units that counters spear is pikemen, ranged and artillery: they have a bonus against them and are therefore extremly effective in melee against them. They can also form a phalanx which will negate your charge and deal damage to your unit.<br/>+
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?A pike phalanx will counter infantry very effectively, in the same way as the hoplite phalanx.<br/>+
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?Finally, due to their somewhat low speed they suffer from the same vulnerableties as sword infantry which is to missile fire, and artillery.+
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?== General playstyle and general tips ==+
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?Those tips can be used when playing every infantry type listed below, but their effectiveness varies according to the type of infantry/faction being used+
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?== Factions ==+
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?=== Greece ===+
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?==== Spear Infantry ====+
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?===== Units =====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T1 || Mycenaean Hoplites || When arrayed in a phalanx these hoplites are a potent defensive force. +
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?| T2|| Archaic Hoplites || These men can form a solid phalanx that can deflect most head-on attacks.+
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?| T3|| Theban Hoplites || These hoplites are ready to hold the line in a solid phalanx or push forward to victory.+
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?| T4 || Athenian Hopiltes || Maybe the Spartans can fight better, but can they compose a Socratic dialogue while skewering a Persian?+
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?| T5 || Macedonian Hoplites || These hoplites are excepional defensive warriors, products of rigorous training. +
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?| T6 || Foot Companions || A fierce spear phalanx, well-equipped and ready to follow their commander to the ends of the earth.+
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?| T7 || Agema Spears || The men even the elite call elite. +
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?| T8 || Sacred Band || The tightest of bonds hold these men together on the battlefield.+
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?| T9 || Hypaspists || Elite hoplites hand-picked by one of the greatest military minds of the Classical era.+
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?| T10 || Royal Spartans || Come and get them.+
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?===== Characteristics =====+
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?Those medium spear units are flexible units capable of forming a great defensive Hoplite Phalanx.+
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?==== Pike Infantry ====+
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?===== Units =====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?! Tier !! Unit name !! Description +
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?| T4 || Levy Pikemen || When braced, this unit should be able to resist almost any frontal assault. +
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?| T5 || Theban Pikemen || Few will be able to overcome a formed-up phalanx of theses men, at least not head-on.+
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?| T6 || Athenian Pikemen || Athenian brain and brawn combine into a formidable defensive unit.+
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?| T7 || Macedonian Pikemen || The formation that built an empire, a bristling wall of pikes almost immune to frontal assaults.+
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?| T8 || Thorax Pikemen || The longer these tough pikemen stay in place, the harder they will be to shift.+
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?| T9 || Hellenic Pikemen || Defence perfected.+
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?| T10 || Sliver Shield Pikemen || The immovable object.+
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?===== Characteristics =====+
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?Pike infantry can form an unbreakable (from the front) pike phalanx. However, they are weak when out of phalanx, or when attacked from the flanks in phalanx.+
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?==== Premium units ====+
?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T4|| Telesillas Argives || Whether young or old, free or slave, the people of Argos stood united in the face of their foes. +
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?| T5|| Thorax Spearmen || Tough spearmen who pack a potent punch.+
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?| T6|| Spartan Holites || The military prowess of the Spartans is legendary - these hoplites are faster and more agile than those from the rest of Greece.+
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?| T6|| Thureos Spearmen || More lightly-armoured than a standard hoplite, these soldiers rely on their large oval shield for defence.+
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?| T8|| Myrmidons || Ancient warrior from an age of myth, each Myrmidon is a worthy companion to the heroes of old.+
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?==== Commanders who can play them effectively ====+
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?[[TWA:Leonidas|Leonidas]]<br/>+
?[[TWA:Miltiades|Miltiades]]<br/>+
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?Alternative choice:<br/>+
?[[TWA:Alexander_the_Great|Alexander the Great]]<br />+
?[[TWA:Cynane|Cynane]]+
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?=== Roman Empire ===+
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?==== Spear Infantry====+
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?===== Units =====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?! Tier !! Unit name !! Description +
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?| N/A || N/A || N/A +
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?===== Characteristics =====+
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?Although they lack the discipline of their Greek counterparts, those roman spear units can form a good phalanx to make a nearly unpenetrable wall.+
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?==== Premium units ====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T7|| Triarii || These spear-armed veterans are the third and final line of defence.+
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?| T8 || Auxilia Palatini || Drawn from across the Empire, these spearmen are a powerful complement to the sword-armed legionaries.+
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?==== Commanders who can play them effectively ====+
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?[[TWA:Germanicus|Germanicus]]<br/>+
?[[TWA:Scipio_Africanus|Scipio]]<br/>+
?[[TWA:Sulla|Sulla]]+
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?Alternative choice:<br/>+
?[[TWA:Julius_Caesar|Caesar]]+
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?=== Barbarians === +
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?==== Spear Infantry ====+
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?===== Units =====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?===== Characteristics =====+
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?They trade their lack of discipline for a more aggressie approach with their deadly spear phalanx. Like all barbarian units, they are vulnerable to missile fire.+
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?==== Premium units ====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T4 ||Spear Brothers|| In the spear wall, each man must trust the others like his own kin +
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?| T7 ||Cimbri Spear Warriors|| The priestess-warriors of the Cimbri inspire the bribe with blood-soaked prophecies.+
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?==== Commanders who can play them effectively====+
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?[[TWA:Arminius|Arminius]]<br/>+
?[[TWA:Vercingetorix|Vercingetorix]]+
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?Alternative choice:<br/>+
?[[TWA:Boudica|Boudica]]+
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?=== Carthage ===+
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?==== Spear Infantry ====+
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?===== Units =====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T1 || Mercenary Rabble || Coin can be as effective a motivator as loyalty.+
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?| T2 || Mercenary Spears || Tougher and more skilled than the average mercenary band.+
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?| T3 || Phoenician Warriors || These well-trained Phoenicians can employ the Greek phalanx to maintain a strong line.+
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?| T4 || Carthaginian Hoplites || Armed levies, whipped up and ready to stab some romans. +
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?| T5 || Libyan Hoplites || Hardened mercenaries with a lust for glory and a burning hate of the Roman Empire.+
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?| T6 || Punic Hoplites || The regular infantry of the Carthaginian army.+
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?| T7 || Boii Spearmen || Who needs discipline when you're this fired up by hatred of Rome?+
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?| T8 || Veterans of Trebia || Buoyed by victory against Romans, these veterans stand among the finest Carthaginian infantry.+
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?| T9 || Veterans of Cannae || Unstoppable, unforgiving killing marchines, curators of the massacre at Cannae.+
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?| T10 || Band of Carthage || These noble warriors will go to any lengths to advance their city's cause.+
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?===== Characteristics =====+
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?Those heavy or light (depending on the tier) spearmen can form a mobile phalanx while still being able to hold a line. Their phalanx is more aggressive than the greek's.+
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?==== Premium units ====+
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?{| class="wikitable"+
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?| T4 || Greek Hoplites || Classic infantry warriors of the ancient world, setting the standard for later soldiers.+
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?==== Commanders who can play them effectively ====+
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?[[TWA:Hasdrubal|Hasdrubal]]<br/>+
?[[TWA:Hannibal|Hannibal]]+

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