(Roman Javelin Infantry)
File:Hastati icon.jpg
Unit type Sword Infantry
Base cost 20 Food Food, 30 Wealth Wealth,

20 Timber Timber

Ramping cost 1 Wealth Wealth, 1 Timber Timber
Creation time 8.4 seconds
Hit points 55
Line of sight 8
Movement speed 25
Attack strength 24
Attack range 0-7
Armour 5
Population cost Population
Created at Barracks
Prerequisites Military Military 3 (Physical Conditioning)
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to Hastati Reformati
Available to Roman Icon

The Hastati are the lightest and cheapest of Rome's heavy infantry. They are armed with javelins and protected by a shield, helmet and sometimes a greave or bronze pectoral plate. These soldiers can stand their ground against enemies, but not for long enough to defeat a heavier force.


Historically the Hastati were the youngest and poorest of the legionary heavy infantry. Forming the first line, they would wear down the enemy, and if they couldn't defeat them, they would withdraw behind the second line.