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    hello again with one of my posts haha well now i want to know which is your favorite infantry unit, well my favorite units are scortmareva, libyan spearmen(early and late), teurophoroi and illirioi teurophoroi, bataroas(a must in every gallic army!) and finally the hoplitai and hoplitai massilote, well although not the heaviest units while using them have helped me to win big battles!






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    Sword masters

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    Hypaspistai

    Some people seem to have problems with them, but not me. Hell, they seem to have no trouble pushing their way into a phalanx and tearing them up.

    Casse sword masters are beasts - and the new skin rocks - but any missile unit will maul them badly because they lack a shield.

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    Call me lame I but I like Polibyan principes. Decent unit overall, looks good and tasty, pleasure to watch at work.

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    Im fond of the normal hoplitai, but like the mercenary version aswell (for a bit of shield variation)

    Also like the thracian medium skirmishers (can't remember the name) they're pretty meaty and have served my well on my campaigns into asia minor
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    appearance: Roman eastern archer auxilia, Dosidataskeli, Mori Gaesum

    overall: Mori Gaesum. These guys look awesome, and are excellent as both phalanx and shock infantry. What more could you want?
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    Well the reformed makedonian pezhetairoi are mine...with the cohorts reformata..imagine the compined power of that formation along with heavy catafract cav and eastern archers......

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    Well, I fell in love with the Dosidataskeli. But, the most regular unit and real battle winner (the dosi are there just as flank support), it's definatly the Gestikapoinann (Lusotannan Light Spearmen). I mean throw anything at them they'll shew them up and spit them out like old chewing gum :).
    Also, Plybian princeps as someone already said, Iudaioi Taxeis for my AS campaign and som manny others... Basically every faction has one unit (on the non elite side) that I somehow can use really well and they may not be ubber statwise but when in combined arms, they really shred everything...


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    - Agrianikoi Pelekephoroi. Their only disadvantage is their low armour, but with their axes they just rip everybody.

    - Thraikioi Peltastai. Best skirmishers ever and also good all-around infantry.

    - Hysteroi Pezhetairoi. Stand against all other Phalangites without problems.

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    Thrakian peltasts hands down.

    Although I must admit I'm also a fan of our Camillian Triarii.
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    Peltastai Thraikioi.

    Most useful unit I've ever wielded. Deadly javelineers combined with fairly tough medium infantry. They can hold a line against most regular units when they have to and decimate it from a distance when they don't.

    I also have a fondness for the Dorkim Aloopim and one of the Liby-Phoenecians (the better one), for both appearance and effectiveness.

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    Wow what a great question! I like all the polybian for romans and evocata

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    The best looking Unit to me are the Sweboz Sahsnotoz - if they only were as useful ^^

    However - my favourite Unit are Samnite heavy Infantry mercenaries. During my italian campeign I hired large ammounts of those and they cut thouse Romans into pieces ^^
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    got a question about the naked warriors of gaul. I know they were very tough and crazy, but being naked with no protection wont they have fallen pretty easily ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by artavazd
    got a question about the naked warriors of gaul. I know they were very tough and crazy, but being naked with no protection wont they have fallen pretty easily ??
    Not all were naked in real life, i believe. Though the naked ones are more notable and thus are the ones depicted in the game. Perhaps there will be the odd armoured/clothed one in EB2?

    Also they were a psychologially devastating unit. By the time they reached their enemy they'd already be crapping themselves and if not running wouldn't be in the best fighting form. Though this shouldn't be exaggerated-- they weren't boogie men or anything.

    At the battle of Telamon they were rather velnerable to the Roman javelins (and suffered heavy losses). Though the battle was by no means a clear victory for the Romans. It was the veteran Gaesatae that were looked to to put up the fight.

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    LOL
    Caratacos, when I first read this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Caratacos
    ...By the time they reached their enemy they'd already be crapping themselves...
    I thought you meant the Gesatatae. And I thought literally.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusAureliusAntoninus
    LOL
    Caratacos, when I first read this:

    I thought you meant the Gesatatae. And I thought literally.
    Well that would be psychologically devastating


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    Although between the certain survivability-related drawbacks of their fighting style and possible (if not likely) unpleasant long-term side effects of whatever weird herbal concotion they used as a combat drug, "veteran" may have been somewhat relative. One suspects that wasn't an occupation where pensions normally became and issue, if you see what I mean.

    Comes across more as a "live fast, die young, leave a big heap of corpses" sort of thing really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchman
    Although between the certain survivability-related drawbacks of their fighting style and possible (if not likely) unpleasant long-term side effects of whatever weird herbal concotion they used as a combat drug, "veteran" may have been somewhat relative. One suspects that wasn't an occupation where pensions normally became and issue, if you see what I mean.

    Comes across more as a "live fast, die young, leave a big heap of corpses" sort of thing really.
    Yeah. I meant veteran in terms of experience as opposed to age.

    Somehow watching naked old men fight would be much worse

    EDIT: I suppose I should add my favourite unit... I always like the underdogs so I'm going to say the Gaeroas. Especially the Aedui version... nice trousers.
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    Word.
    "Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. --- Proof of the existence of the FSM, if needed, can be found in the recent uptick of global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Apparently His Pastaness is to be worshipped in full pirate regalia. The decline in worldwide pirate population over the past 200 years directly corresponds with the increase in global temperature. Here is a graph to illustrate the point."

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    Best cheap infantry- Iberian Caetratii. These dudes ROCK!
    They remind me of Warcraft II goblin demolition squads =)


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    Chaeonion Agema. Arguably the best phalangite in the game. They double up as decent swordsmen too. Plus they look damn cool.

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    hmmn thats a tough one, id say either the getai komotai thorakitai stratiotai
    and the Epilektoi Hoplitai

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    My personal favorite is the Bartikoi Scorpion Throwers -

    oh god I said too much

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    Thorakitai Argyraspidai is my favorite unit. These guys are totally bad ass.
    Though i don't actually use them in a Arche Seleukeia campaign. In my alternative history version of EB...Makedon is able to recruit them as well as AS from Pella and Demetrias with the highest MIC. ( ** Hey it could've happened that way**)

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    I'm a big fan of Samnite infantry... just love those guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caratacos
    Y I suppose I should add my favourite unit... I always like the underdogs so I'm going to say the Gaeroas. Especially the Aedui version... nice trousers.
    I just started my first Romani Campaign and I have to say; Satan Invented Gaeroas to stop me form crossing the Po.

    Edit: Spartans.

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    I like my komatai, they're so versatile. but they're quickly being replaced on my rankings by a couple new units...
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    Hard to say, many nice units to choose from. But I think I will go with Thureophoroi (especially the Seleukid ones) with Eranshar Arshtbara on second place.
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    Favourite EB Unit of all time: Makedonian Hypaspistai


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