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Topic Subject:Triarii???
robmil5220
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 21:11 EDT (US)         
What are the pre-requisites for recruiting Triarii? (heavy spearmen with long spears) I currently only have 3 units and I got all as rewards for taking settlements and I can't recruit them OR retrain them even in my most advanced city the capital - which is maxed out. They are the best cavalry defense you can ask for - how do I get them? Are they only given as a reward?
Thanks
Rob
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SubRosa
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 21:46 EDT (US)     1 / 8       
Your cities are not large enough yet. You need a Large City with an Army Barracks to recruit them normally. Like so:



You can use the Building Browser to see what you need to build every unit available to your faction, and if you click on the unit name you can also see the its stats.
robmil5220
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 21:55 EDT (US)     2 / 8       
They still don't show up. My capital is at the largest city size and I have the top of the line barracks built (I think it's Urban Barracks, but it's higher than Army barracks which I already had) In fact I already have everything that is possible to build built. As I said the city is maxed out. Still no Triarii. Any ideas?
Danilh
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 22:26 EDT (US)     3 / 8       
Did you already had Marian reforms? (legionary cohorts , praetorians , etc) because if you did you cant build them anymore.
robmil5220
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 23:04 EDT (US)     4 / 8       
Yes I have already recruited those types of units although I'm not sure what you mean by "Marian reforms"... does this mean there are no heavy spearmen available for defense against cavalry? Surely there must be a way to get heavy spearmen.
Captain Flynn
Legionary
posted 20 October 2007 23:26 EDT (US)     5 / 8       
The Marian reforms are when pass a certain point in the game (usually after you build your first Imperial Palace) and you get to train new units, but you cant train or retrain any of the pre-marian units. Therefore, no Triarii, only Auxilias
Danilh
Legionary
posted 21 October 2007 07:17 EDT (US)     6 / 8       
This were the real marian reforms , but ingame you are able to produce one of the best infantry types, the Legionary , that has low cost and high effectiveness , and auxilia,urban cohorts,praetorian cohort\cavalry(the best for romans) and other stuff like armored archers.
Yusaku Jon III
Legionary
posted 21 October 2007 09:06 EDT (US)     7 / 8       
Actually, those auxilia you get in post-Marian barracks will do the job that triarii used to do. The light auxilia are upgrades from the velites, legionaries for hastatii/principes, and so forth.
robmil5220
Legionary
posted 21 October 2007 21:35 EDT (US)     8 / 8       
Thanks to everyone for your responses. I didn't realize light Auxilia were meant to replace Triarii. I should've guessed by the long narrow formation. Thanks again for all the responses

Rob
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