Maure infantry are fast moving skirmishing troops used by the Carthaginians and Berber chieftains. They are recruited from the most Western provinces of North Africa.
Maure infantry are fast moving skirmishing troops used by the Carthaginians and Berber chieftains. They are recruited from the most Western provinces of North Africa. A land known by their warriors and their unique fighting style. They are armed with javelins and a sword of North African origin, similar to the Takouba used these days by the Tuareg people. The Maures are protected by a shield made of elephant hide and by a tunic made of animal fur that they use like it was a breastplate.
They should avoid being sucked into hand-to-hand combat, as they do better in the job of harassing the enemy with their javelins. Their tactics are to pelt the enemy with deadly volleys of javelins, and then swiftly retreat when charged.
Historically, Maures were very similar to their Numidian neighbors. Greek and Roman historians say they were darker than other North African tribes, to the point to be called “Western Ethiopians”. They were also great warriors and were one of the troops mentioned by Hannibal in his inscription left in Italy.
These men are highly versed in hit and run tactics and their speed and their plentiful javelins allows them to outrun and annoy infantry who cannot catch up to them. They can also be used as flanking infantry, their highly lethal swords would prove painful to light or medium infantry and their javelins can be used against elephants.
Their weakness is their low armor, making them susceptible to missile attacks and they are no match for medium or heavy infantry in direct combat. In EB2, their low discipline and morale makes their weaknesses even more apparent and even light cavalry will easily brush them off.