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Description/Introduction

What does this unit counter?

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

Greece

Spear Infantry

Units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T1 Mycenaean Hoplites Example When arrayed in a phalanx these hoplites are a potent defensive force.
T2 Archaic Hoplites Example These men can form a solid phalanx that can deflect most head-on attacks.
T3 Theban Hoplites Example These hoplites are ready to hold the line in a solid phalanx or push forward to victory.
T4 Athenian Hopiltes Example Maybe the Spartans can fight better, but can they compose a Socratic dialogue while skewering a Persian?
T5 Macedonian Hoplites Example These hoplites are excepional defensive warriors, products of rigorous training.
T6 Foot Companions Example A fierce spear phalanx, well-equipped and ready to follow their commander to the ends of the earth.
T7 Agema Spears Example The men even the elite call elite.
T8 Sacred Band Example The tightest of bonds hold these men together on the battlefield.
T9 Hypaspists Example Elite hoplites hand-picked by one of the greatest military minds of the Classical era.
T10 Royal Spartans Example Come and get them.

Characteristics

Pike Infantry

Units

Tier Unit name Picture Description
T4 Levy Pikemen Example When braced, this unit should be able to resist almost any frontal assault.
T5 Theban Pikemen Example Few will be able to overcome a formed-up phalanx of theses men, at least not head-on.
T6 Athenian Pikemen Example Athenian brain and brawn combine into a formidable defensive unit.
T7 Macedonian Pikemen Example The formation that built an empire, a bristling wall of pikes almost immune to frontal assaults.
T8 Thorax Pikemen Example The longer these tough pikemen stay om place, the harder they will be to shift.
T9 Hellenic Pikemen Example Defence perfected.
T10 Sliver Shield Pikemen Example The immovable object.

Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description Price
T4 Telesillas Argives Example Whether young or old, free or slave, the people of Argos stood united in the face of their foes. 2.550 Gold
T5 Thorax Spearmen Example Tough spearmen who pack a potent punch. 3.500 Gold
T6 Spartan Holites Example The military prowess of the Spartans is legendary - these hoplites are faster and more agile than those from the rest of Greece. 4.800 Gold
T6 Thureos Spearmen Example More lightly-armoured than a standard hoplite, these soldiers rely on their large oval shield for defence. Only avalible on Wargamings online premium store.
T8 Myrmidons Example Ancient warrior from an age of myth, each Myrmidon is a worthy compainon to the heroes of old. 7.450 Gold

Commanders who can play them effectively

Leonidas
Miltiades

Alternative choice:
Alexaner The Great Cynane


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 These spear-armed veterans are the third and final line of defence. 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


Barbarians

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
T4 Spear Brothers Example In the spear wall, each man must trust the others like his own kin Only avalible on Wargamings online premium store.
T7 Cimbri Spear Warriors Example Example

Commanders who can play them effectively

Arminius
Vercingetorix

Alternative choice:
Boudica


Carthage

Spear Infantry

Units
Tier Unit name Picture Description
T1 Mercenary Rabble Example Coin can be as effective a motivator as loyalty.
T2 Mercenary Spears Example Tougher and more skilled than the average mercenary band.
T3 Phoenician Warriors Example These well-trained Phoenicians can employ the Greek phalanx to maintain a strong line.
T4 Carthaginian Hoplites Example Armed levies, whipped up and ready to stab some romans.
T5 Libyan Hoplites Example Hardened mercenaries with a lust for glory and a burning hate of the Roman Empire.
T6 Punic Hoplites Example The regular infantry of the Carthaginian army.
T7 Boii Spearmen Example Who needs discipline when you're this fired up by hatred of Rome?
T8 Veterans of Trebia Example Buoyed by victory against Romen, these veterans stand among the finest Carthaginian infantry.
T9 Veterans of Cannae Example Unstoppable, unforgiving killing marchines, curators of the massacre at Cannae.
T10 Band of Carthage Example These noble warriors will go to any lengths to adcance their city's cause.
Characteristics

Premium units

Tier Unit name Picture Description Price
T4 Greek Hoplites Example Example 1.250 Gold

Commanders who can play them effectively

Hannibal

Alternative choices:
Hasdrubal