|Req. Town Buildings||None|
|# of figures||8|
|Melee Attack per figure||3|
|Defense per figure||2|
|Hit Points per figure||1|
Like all Spearmen, Gnoll Spearmen are a very basic combat unit, though like all Gnoll units it benefits from increased Melee Attack strength, making it comparably dangerous to Swordsmen of other Races. The unit becomes even stronger with Experience.
Gnoll Spearmen require an Upkeep Cost of only 1 to maintain. Failure to pay these costs will result in the unit being disbanded automatically.
Unit Properties Edit
Physical Description Edit
Gnoll Spearmen are a group of fur-covered humanoids, more akin to upright jackals than to humans. They wear the blue tunics that are a standard part of the Gnoll army uniform. Gnoll Spearmen carry spears - long shafts of wood tipped with sharp metal points. These are used for stabbing at enemies within hand-to-hand combat range.
Attack Properties Edit
Thanks to the racial bonus of +2 given to all Normal Units of the Gnoll Race, Gnoll Spearmen possess a strong Melee Attack comparable to the common Swordsmen unit. While it is still not too impressive, this attack does have some potential against lightly-armored enemies.
Each Spearman makes a Melee Attack with a strength of 3. This delivers an average damage output of about 0.9 per Spearman, per attack. With 8 figures in a fully-healthy unit, Gnoll Spearmen have a high chance of scoring at least a few hits. Lightly-armored enemies are likely to suffer at least some damage from this attack. However, any decently-armored enemy will still ignore the Gnoll Spearmen's attack quite easily.
Defense Properties Edit
The Gnoll Spearmen possess a Defense score of 2 - just slightly weaker than their attack score. They can deflect about 0.6 points of Damage from any damage source, on average. This is rarely enough to save them from anything but the weakest attackers.
As with most Normal Units, each Gnoll Spearman possesses only 1 Hit Point. In other words, each point of Damage inflicted on this unit will kill off one of its figures.
Other Properties Edit
Basic Strategy Edit
Gnoll Spearmen are the most basic (and weakest) Normal Unit available to the Gnoll race. Still, thanks to their racial bonus, Gnoll 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.
A horde of Spearmen can gang up on a stronger unit in order to whittle it down. Gnoll Spearmen are extremely cheap to produce, and thus hordes of them are easy to acquire. This makes them a great choice for building large armies in the early game.
Do not expect Gnoll 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, but might be able to cause some lasting damage.
Ability Overview Edit
The Gnoll 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 Gnoll 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|
|Recruit||0 - 19||3||30%||2||4||1|
|Regular||20 - 59||4||30%||2||5||1|
|Veteran||60 - 119||4||30%||3||6||1|
Average Damage Output Edit
The table below details the average amount of damage that each Figure in a Gnoll Spearmen unit will deliver with each type of attack, based on Experience Level. It can be used in comparison to the target's Defense rating to figure out the chance of hurting that target.
The Construction Cost of this unit is 10.
Gnoll 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 Gold that depends on many different factors. Gnoll Spearmen Mercenaries have the same Upkeep Cost as a normally-constructed unit.