Byzantium

Quality: Superior

Type: Late Professional Increased training time based on unit type and quality, higher proportion of disciplined units

Soldiers: 102

Attack: 4

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 15

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 9

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 1000

Upkeep: 270

Line infantry armed with a large shield and heavy spear.
Greek and Roman units often took their names from the equipment they carried (e.g. hoplite is derived from the hoplon shield). In the Roman army the shield was known as a scutus. In the Byzantine armies, the soldiers who carried shields were known as Skoutatoi. These were the standard line infantry of medieval Roman armies and in addition to their large shield, they were also armed with spears and/or swords.


  • Mustering Hall
  • Garrison Quarters
  • Drill Square
  • Skoutatoi are recruited in Castles with a Drill Square


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