The Byzantium Empire

Quality: Superior

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

Soldiers: 77

Attack: 6

Charge: 4

Weapon Type: Melee

Defense: 17

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 6

Shield: 7

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 920

Upkeep: 225


Line infantry armed with a large shield and sword.
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 Scoutatoi. 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
  • Barracks
  • Spathatoi are recruited with a Barracks and take 3 turns to recruit.


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