Stats for Cretan archers

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Stats for Cretan archers

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Does anyone have any ideas for the stats for the Cretan archers referred to in Caesar’s Gallic Wars? I suspect they would be in 6’s?

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Edward

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Presumably they are 'Roman Auxiliary Archers', which appear in the Early Imperial list, in 8s.

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Hi Edward,
I’d be inclined to use the Tribal slingers stats but with bows and yes they would be in 6s as allied/mercenary skirmishers.

Tomm,
The Roman Auxiliary Archers are later regular troops following Augustus reform of the Army after he became Princeps, hence their inclusion in the Early Imperial list.

John

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Archdukek wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:34 pm
I’d be inclined to use the Tribal slingers stats but with bows and yes they would be in 6s as allied/mercenary skirmishers.
John
Good idea. In hellenistic times, cretan archers carried shields and swords, so may by they need a bonus in habd to hand combat, at least against other light troops.

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For the Hellenistic era they might be something like:

Inferior Warriors, 8 men
Light Armour. Bows
Step Out 1
Darken the Skies (1), Flexible, Poor Drill, Supra Numerum

so able to skirmish, be potentially excellent as shooting and, while a bit crap in combat, better than other skirmish troops.

That's just off the top of my head though. For the Marian era I think I'd go with

Skirmishers, 6 men
No Armour. Bows
Step Out 1
Darken the Skies (1), Supra Numerum
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Thanks all - some good ideas. I don’t have the figures yet but I’ll use this thread when I get to that point.

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Edward

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