Caetrati provide skirmishing support to the main battle line of Scutarii warriors. As Light Foot skirmishers, their job in Field of Glory will be threefold:
1. Protect my battle lines from enemy skirmishers and their missile fire.
2. Pepper the enemy battle line with javelins in hopes of disrupting them.
3. Move, occupy and fight in poor terrain. I'll drag as much poor terrain on the table as I can with this army.
Livy mentions the Caetrati in The History of Rome, Book 23: "Several skirmishes took place between the two sides who were alternately frightening and fearing each other, and the Numidian trooper proved to be no match for the Spaniard, nor the Moorish javelinman for the caetratus, who were quite as rapid in their movements and possessed more strength and courage." Who's bad? We bad!!
|Fear my Falcata|