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“Well-armed and plentiful, these troops are effective at tearing down enemy buildings. These unique Roman soldiers has more health.”

Friuli Infantry is the level 11 Romans Unique Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Atomic Age. Its predecessor is the Royal Alpini and can be upgraded to Trieste Infantry. It is researched in a level 10 Armory. It replaces Elite Infantry.

General Information Edit

The standard Heavy Infantry's default A.I. or purpose is to destroy the closest building (excluding walls) but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back. They're excellent at taking down defensive Heavy Cavalry (noticeably on cavalry at an age lower than them) and are able to destroy buildings quickly. However, their disadvantages are that they have low health meaning that they can be killed very quickly. They can get destroyed easily by Splash Damage Structures such as Catapults or Mortars and Multiple Target Damage Structures such as Redoubt or Machine Gun. They are also weak against other Heavy Infantry (and even Ranged Infanty} spawned by the City Center, Garrisons, Ambush Traps etc.

  • As a Roman unique unit, Friuli Infantry has 25% more health than the standard Heavy Infantry they replace.

Historical Description Edit

Friuli is an area in northeastern Italy bordering Austria and Slovenia. Under various names, military units called 'Friuli' have been part of the Italian army from the 19th century through the modern day. The Friuli Infantry Brigade served in WW I, and the 20 Infantry Division 'Friuli' fought in WW II first for the Axis, then for the Allies after Italy's surrender. Today the Friuli Air Assault Brigade forms a core part of Italy's airborne infantry.

Attacking Strategies Edit

  • If these units are used in large groups and not in heavy fire; then they can be devastating and can destroy a base easily.
  • Catapults or Mortars, with their splash damage, are devastating against these units and can kill a group of them in a few hits if in the range of the impact. Spread the units around so that the mortar would have to hit each infantry to kill it and that its impact would not affect other infantry as well or deploy a few Heavy Cavalry to destroy it.
  • Redoubts or Machine Guns (Building) can likewise be devastating against these units, if it is not dealt with appropriately. Keep the units away from it until it is destroyed or position them to destroy it quickly.
  • Missile Silo can elemininate a group of these units quickly. Don't group them together so much that will attract the Silo attacks. Or deploy them after the Silo is destroyed, sabotaged or distracted by other units with high HP.
  • They can be used as a distraction for many defenses and can help protect ranged infantry such as riflemen from heavy fire from defenses.
  • A group of them can easily overwhelm single target defensive towers but are vulnerable against Machine Gun (Building).
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