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Spearfighters are the very first military unit in the game. They are trained in a Spearfighter Barracks, which is unlocked after researching the Spears technology. Unlike other units, it takes only a short time (20 seconds) to be trained.

Spearfighters have a defense bonus when standing in bushes and forest terrain. They are especially effective against Fast Units. After the horseman, they have the highest attack and mobility in the Bronze Age. They take additional damage when attacked by heavy-class units.

They are superseded by the Soldier in the Iron Age.

Usage

A player will rely on Spearfighters for quite a while as a result of their versatility and low cost. Furthermore, the Spearfighter, with its short recruitment time, quick healing time, and low training cost, acts as a great cannon fodder. If a quest requires you to delete units, normally the Spearfighter are the best choice in place of more valuable units.

As with all units, other units can cover their weaknesses. Warriors can be dealt with Slingers.

At the Bronze Age, Spearfighters can be used to attack Warriors if no other options are available. In later ages, it is less effective using light units against heavy units.

Two spear fighters are the default city defense if no units are selected otherwise. Two unattached spearfighters are provided in the tutorial.

History

Spears are one of the oldest weapons and can simply be strong sticks with a sharp point. When tribal warfare grew, weapons improved and in the Early Bronze Age they had metal spear tips. In defence, fighters had hardened leather jerkins, helmets made of bronze or leather, and sometimes used toughened leather (Africa) or wooden (Europe) shields.

Appearance

The Spearfighter seems to have leather armor, a simple bronze helmet and a bronze spear.

Gallery

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Two Spearfighters in battle


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Military Units
All Ages Heavy Units Color GuardLight Units Military DrummerLight Units RogueFast Units/Heavy Units Champion
Stone Age Light Units Clubman
Bronze Age Light Units SpearfighterHeavy Units WarriorFast Units Horseman
Ranged Units SlingerArtillery Units Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Units SoldierHeavy Units LegionnaireFast Units Mounted Warrior
Ranged Units ArcherArtillery Units Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Units MercenaryHeavy Units Armored InfantryHeavy Units BarbarianFast Units Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Units Mounted ArcherRanged Units Barbarian SlingerArtillery Units Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Units BerserkerHeavy Units Heavy InfantryFast Units Knight
Ranged Units CrossbowmanArtillery Units Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Units Great Sword WarriorHeavy Units Imperial GuardFast Units Heavy Knight
Ranged Units Longbow ArcherArtillery Units Cannon
Colonial Age Light Units RangerHeavy Units GrenadierFast Units Dragoon
Ranged Units MusketeerArtillery Units Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Units Jaeger InfantryLight Units Brave WarriorHeavy Units HowitzerFast Units Lancer
Ranged Units RiflemanRanged Units Mounted BraveArtillery Units Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Units ConscriptHeavy Units TankFast Units Armored Car
Ranged Units SniperArtillery Units Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Units Bazooka TeamHeavy Units Battle TankFast Units Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Units ParatrooperArtillery Units Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Units CommandoHeavy Units Universal TankFast Units IFV
Ranged Units MG TeamArtillery Units Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Units Strike TeamHeavy Units Assault TankFast Units Attack Helicopter
Ranged Units Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Units Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Light Units Ultra APHeavy Units Stealth TankFast Units Combat Drone
Ranged Units Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Units Microwave Blaster
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Ranged Units Satellite SpotterArtillery Units Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Units Dragon DroneHeavy Units Battle FortressHeavy Units Behemoth
Fast Units Recon RaiderRanged Units Surrogate SoldierArtillery Units Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Units MantaLight Units ScimitarHeavy Units C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Units Octopod
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