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Peltast
Peltast
Greek Ranged Unit
Age AvailableSilverAgeIcon Silver Age
Damage9
Attack Range12
Hit Points130
Speed6
Sight Range20
Train Time11 s.
Food 0 Wood 35 Gold 25 Population 1
Armor vs. ranged0.5
Bonus vs. ranged3.0
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The Peltast is a Greek Ranged Unit in Age of Empires Online.

Overview Edit

Peltast

Ingame Peltast

  • Armed against piercing attacks, the javelin-wielding Peltast excels at taking out other ranged units.

Equipment Slots Edit


Upgrades Edit

The following technologies can be used improved the abilities of the Peltast during a mission.

HistoryEdit

The Peltast (Greek: πελταστής, pl. πελτασται) was a skirmisher in the Greek armies. Their tactics and style of armanents originating in Thrace, peltasts were equiped with a light shield called a péltē (Greek: πέλτη) from which peltasts get their name, javelins, and other secondary arms such as short swords or daggers. Usually lacking any sort of heavy armor, if protected at all, peltasts donned light cloth armor. Although rarely decisive in battle by themselves, they could inflict a continual stream of injuries on an enemy that lacked skirmishers of their own. Peltasts were used to great effect during the Graeco-Persian Wars and thereafter. Not All Peltasts were of Thracian Origin, during the 200's BCE Greece started train hoplites and Farmers to throw Javelins (or Sarissa) instead of Using the Spears in Melee Combat they would use Swords or Daggers.

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