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Spearman is a level 1 standard Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Dawn Age. It can be upgraded to the Warrior.

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.

Historical Description Edit

The spear is one of the earliest tools utilized by humanity's forebears, with archaeological evidence going back a half million years give or take a few millennia. Although used primarily for hunting in prehistory, spears were undoubtedly turned against other humans in the dawn of war.

VisualsEdit

Has red-brown hair and beard, with a brown kilt and shoulder strap, as well as large brown armbands and open-toed boots.

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).


TriviaEdit

  • Spears are not only used by humans but by chimpanzees as well. Chimpanzees near Kédougou, Senegal have been observed to create spears by breaking straight limbs off trees, stripping them of their bark and side branches, and sharpening one end with their teeth. They then used the weapons to hunt galagos sleeping in hollows.
  • Along with the knife, axe, and the club; the spear is one of the earliest weapons used by mankind.
  • Today; there are many types of spears; such as lances, pikes, and pilums.
  • The spear was meant to be thrown, but in DomiNations, the spear is whacked against buildings.
  • The spear they carry seem to be entirely made of wood.
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