The Mori Gaesum ("Sea Of Spears") are elite mercenaries, ready to serve the warlords that can afford their high wages. They use familiar Greek tactics (phalanx) together with the well known fierceness, sturdiness and skill of the Helvetii. Their discipline and skill make them a dangerous adversary in any battle.
The Mori Gaesum (Mur-ee Guy-sum; "Sea Of Spears") is an elite mercenary unit of Helvetii origin. The Helvetii tribes are more known for their fierceness than their unity. As such, much of the great warriors of each tribe sell their services to the highest bidders. Some of these men are used to face Hellenic armies and, consequently, have incorporated some of their enemy's tactics in to their own.
They use the familiar phalanx tactic to engage and tire the enemies before switching to their sword and shield to finish them off. This method, together with their well known fierceness and skill, make them a frightening opponent for any enemy army.
Though not the equal of the Greeks or Macedonians in phalanx warfare, the Mori Gaesum can compensate that with superior swordsmanship, aggressiveness and experience.
With a spear as a primary weapon and a brutal sword as secondary - not to forget good morale, discipline, and defence - this unit performs well against both infantry and cavalry. Especially Gallic players, who are faced with a shortage of reliable medium or heavy spearmen, will find this unit useful.
A very good auxiliary unit for all factions. The only drawback is its very small area of recruitment.