Spearmen (Empire)

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Spearmen
Wh main emp spearmen.png
Infantry spear.png
Overview
FactionEmpire
CategorySpear Infantry
Unit size90
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 300 (300)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 75
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 69
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 60
Icon stat speed.png Speed: 30
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 20
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 34
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 4
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 6
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 5.7 s
Modifier icon bonus vs large.png Bonus vs. Large: 15
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
22.5%
Attributes
  • Charge reflector vs large.png Charge Defence vs. Large: When bracing, this unit negates the charge bonus of any large attacker.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Spearmen is an Empire melee infantry unit in Total War: Warhammer. Spearmen provide the backbone of the Empire's battle line, a defensive row of spears against the enemy charge. Also acts as a counter against lightly armored Large units

Description[edit | edit source]

State troops are paid as full-time professional soldiers, ready to answer the call to arms at all times. In addition to forming a standing army to repel enemy attack, state troops also serve as city guards, the fire watch and the enforcers of the law. However, most of the time these soldiers spend their days drilling and training with various weapons to the barked instructions of grim-faced Sergeants and veteran Marksmen. Every state trains its regiments to fight together, providing each other with mutual protection on the battlefield. State regiments often march to battle with detachments of differently armed troops to aid them. These detachments form up close to their regimental units, where they guard vulnerable flanks and provide battlefield support, either by joining their regimental units in the bloody melee of close combat, or by showering oncoming enemies with missile fire. Swordsmen fight shoulder to shoulder with Spearmen, the close range parries and ripostes of swords complimenting the longer reach of the spear. Handgunners and Crossbowmen fell their foes with withering volleys of fire, but should a foe survive through such salvos, a detachment of Halberdiers will bravely intercept them, cutting them down with heavy bladed pole arms.

Strengths & Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Large: Anti-large units have an advantage against targets that are at least as large as a horse. This advantage can be a damage bonus against large targets or an attack that focuses on a very small area. However, some units are simply better against large targets because their attacks are slow and easy to dodge by skilled melee combatants.
  • Charge Defence Against Large Foes: When standing and bracing against a charge of large enemies (such as cavalry or monsters) this unit will negate the enemy's charge bonus.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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