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Beastmen Spearmen
Tactical BeastmenSpearmen
Race Beastmen
Req. Town Buildings None
Construction Cost Icon Production.png 20
Upkeep Cost Icon Food.png1
Unit Properties
# of figures Icon MultiFigureUnit.png 8
Moves Icon Movement Ground1
Melee Attack per figure Icon Melee Normal.png 2
Defense per figure Icon Defense.png 2
Resistance Icon Resist.png 5
Hit Points per figure Icon Hits.png 2

Beastmen Spearmen are a type of Normal Unit. This unit may be created from any Beastmen town, for the Construction Cost of Icon Production.png 20.

Like all Spearmen, Beastmen Spearmen are a very basic combat unit which don't pose much of a threat to any serious opponent, though they can become a little stronger through Experience. Beastmen Spearmen are twice as expensive as other Spearmen, but make up for this by being inherently stronger attackers, significantly healthier, and slightly more resistant to magic.

Beastmen Spearmen require an Upkeep Cost of only Icon Food.png1 to maintain. Failure to pay these costs will result in the unit being disbanded automatically.

Unit Properties Edit

Physical Description Edit

Beastmen Spearmen are a group of humanoid animals, covered entirely in fur and dressed only in dyed loincloths. They carry spears - long shafts of wood tipped with sharp metal points. These are used for stabbing at enemies within hand-to-hand combat range. Beastmen are physically resilient, stronger than the average human, and their inherent magical nature gives them some protection from ill effects.

Beastmen Spearmen are a Icon MultiFigureUnit.png Multi-Figure unit, containing Icon Figure.png 8 figures when fully healed.

Attack Properties Edit

Beastmen Spearmen initially possess a rather-weak Melee Attack, but are nonetheless almost as strong as the average Swordsmen unit. They can be quite threatening to other low-tier Normal Units.

Each Spearman makes a Melee Attack with a strength of Icon Melee Normal.png 2, thanks to their inherent racial strength. This gives each Spearman an average damage output of about Icon Damage.png 0.6. This is before allowing the opponent to make Defense rolls to deflect this damage. Therefore the Beastmen Spearmen are likely to cause some damage to lightly-armored opponents, but will struggle to get damage through any serious armor.

Mitigating this slightly, a fully healed unit contains Icon Figure.png 8 Spearmen, so there are 8 separate chances to inflict damage. This still isn't much, so the Beastmen Spearmen's Melee Attack should not be counted upon to do any significant amount of damage to anything but the weakest enemy units, at least until they gain some Experience.

Defense Properties Edit

The Beastmen Spearmen possess a Defense score of Icon Defense.png 2 - about the same as their attack score. They can deflect about Icon Damage.png 0.6 points of Damage from any damage source, on average. This is rarely enough to save them from anything but the weakest attackers.

Beastmen in general are significantly healthier than other Races, giving each Beastmen Spearman Icon Hits.png 2 Hit Points - twice the health of low-tier Normal Units. In other words, it will take two points of Icon Damage.png Damage to kill off one Beastmen Spearman.

With these extra Hit Points, Beastmen Spearmen will last much longer in battle than their counterparts from other races. They will still struggle to prevent damage from getting through their armor, however.

For purposes of defending against Curses and other combat maledictions, the Beastmen Spearmen have a rather-low Resistance score of Icon Resist.png 5 - barely enough to protect them from such effects.

Other Properties Edit

Beastmen Spearmen move at a slow Icon Movement Ground1, and can only traverse land tiles. The unit has no special movement properties.

Basic Strategy Edit

Beastmen Spearmen are the most basic (and weakest) Normal Unit available to the Beastmen race. Still, thanks to their racial bonuses, Beastmen Spearmen are significantly more dangerous than most other Spearmen. They are primarily useful for taking on enemy low-tier Normal Units, but unfortunately will struggle to pierce any decent amount of armor.

Nonetheless, extra Hit Points make this unit very resilient to damage, allowing it to survive longer during combat. It can stand up well to other low-tier Normal Units, and is much more likely to survive combat overall.

A horde of Spearmen can gang up on a stronger unit in order to whittle it down. Fortunately, Beastmen Spearmen are rather cheap to produce, and thus hordes of them are not too difficult to acquire.

Do not expect Beastmen Spearmen to stand up to any Fantastic Creature, at least not until they gain plenty of Experience. Even then, they are probably not going to win such an encounter.

Ability Overview Edit

The Beastmen Spearmen unit has no abilities listed in its unit details panel. It has to rely only on its primary combat properties during battle.

Experience Table Edit

The following table illustrates how Beastmen Spearmen improve as they gain Experience. Any properties that are not listed here do not improve with Experience in any way.

Level Icon Level Name EP Melee To Hit Defense Resist Hits
Experience 0 Recruit Icon Experience.png 0 - Icon Experience.png 19 Icon Melee Normal.png 2 Icon ToHit.png 30% Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 5 Icon Hits.png 2
Experience 1 Regular Icon Experience.png 20 - Icon Experience.png 59 Icon Melee Normal.png 3 Icon ToHit.png 30% Icon Defense.png 2 Icon Resist.png 6 Icon Hits.png 2
Experience 2 Veteran Icon Experience.png 60 - Icon Experience.png 119 Icon Melee Normal.png 3 Icon ToHit.png 30% Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Resist.png 7 Icon Hits.png 2
Experience 3 Elite Icon Experience.png 120 Icon Melee Normal.png 4 Icon ToHit.png 40% Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Resist.png 8 Icon Hits.png 3
Experience 4 Ultra-Elite Icon Experience.png 120 * Icon Melee Normal.png 4 Icon ToHit.png 50% Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 9 Icon Hits.png 3
Experience 5 Champion Icon Experience.png 120 ** Icon Melee Normal.png 5 Icon ToHit.png 60% Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Resist.png 10 Icon Hits.png 4

* To achieve this level, either the Warlord Retort or the Crusade spell must be in play.
** To achieve this level, both the Warlord Retort and the Crusade spell must be in play simultaneously.

Average Damage Output Edit

The table below details the average amount of damage that each Icon Figure.png Figure in a Beastmen Spearmen unit will deliver with each type of attack, based on Icon Experience Level.png Experience Level. It can be used in comparison to the target's Defense rating to figure out the chance of hurting that target.

Select weapons:
Level Icon Level Name Melee Ranged * Thrown Breath
Experience 0 Recruit
Experience 1 Regular
Experience 2 Veteran
Experience 3 Elite
Experience 4 Ultra-Elite
Experience 5 Champion

<img src="Icon_Melee_Normal.png"><img src="Icon_Melee_Magic.png"><img src="Icon_Melee_Mithril.png"><img src="Icon_Melee_Adamantium.png">

Acquisition Edit

Beastmen Spearmen may be produced in any Beastmen Town. The town does not require any special Town Buildings to be constructed in order to create Beastmen Spearmen.

The Construction Cost of this unit is Icon Production.png 20.

Beastmen Spearmen may appear for hire as Mercenaries. They may already have some Experience on being hired, and several units may be hired simultaneously. Hiring these units requires a certain cost in Icon Gold.png Gold that depends on many different factors. Beastmen Spearmen Mercenaries have the same Upkeep Cost as a normally-constructed unit.

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