Welcome to Wargaming.net Wiki!
Variants
/
/
Spear Infantry

Spear Infantry

Jump to: navigation, search

Description/Introduction

What does this unit counters ?

Cavalry and sword units in general.

Counters to this unit type

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.

A pike phalanx will counter infantry very effectively, in the same way as the hoplite phalanx.

Finally, due to their somewhat slow speed they suffer from the same vulnerableties as sword infantry which is to missile fire, and artillery.


General playstyle and general tips

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

Factions

Barbarians

Spear Infantry

Units
Tier Unit name Picture Description Price
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description Price
T4 Spear Brothers Example Example
T7 Cimbri Spear Warriors Example Example

Commanders who can play them effectively

Arminius
Vercingetorix

Alternative choice
Boudica


Guides

Greece

Spear Infantry

Units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T1 Mycenaean Hoplites Example Example
T2 Archaic Hoplites Example Example
T3 Theban Hoplites Example Example
T4 Athenian Hopiltes Example Example
T5 Macedonian Hoplites Example Example
T6 Foot Companions Example Example
T7 Agema Spears Example Example
T8 Sacred Band Example Example
T9 Hypaspists Example Example
T10 Royal Spartans Example Example

Characteristics

Pike Infantry

Units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T4 Levy Pikemen Example Example
T5 Theban Pikemen Example Example
T6 Athenian Pikemen Example Example
T7 Macedonian Pikemen Example Example
T8 Thorax Pikemen Example Example
T9 Hellenic Pikemen Example Example
T10 Sliver Shield Pikemen Example Example

Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T4 Telesillas Argives Example Example
T5 Thorax Spaermen Example Example
T6 Spartan Holites Example Example
T6 Thureos Spearmen Example Example
T8 Myrmidons Example Example

Commanders who can play them effectively

Leonidas
Miltiades

Alternative choice
Alexaner The Great Cynane


Guides

Carthage

Spear Infantry

Units
Tier Unit name Picture Description
T1 Mercenary Rabble Example Example
T2 Mercenary Spears Example Example
T3 Phoenician Warriors Example Example
T4 Carthaginian Hoplites Example Example
T5 Libyan Hoplites Example Example
T6 Punic Hoplites Example Example
T7 Boii Spearmen Example Example
T8 Veterans of Trebia Example Example
T9 Veterans of Cannae Example Example
T10 Band of Carthage Example Example
Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T4 Greek Hoplites Example Example

Commanders who can play them effectively

Hannibal

Alternative choices
Hasdrubal


Guides

Roman Empire

Spear Infantry

Units
Tier Unit name Picture Description
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description Price
T7 Triarii Example Example Only avalible on Wargamings online premium store
T8 Auxilia Palatini Example Example Only avalible on Wargamings online premium store

Commanders who can play them effectively

Germanicus
Scipio
Sulla

Alternative choice
Ceasar


Guides