Bastarnae 200BC-300AD

Bastarnae. Sources include:Livy History of Rome, The Tropaeum Traiani, Tacitus' Germania, Tacitus' Annals, Appian Roman History, Plutarch: Aemilius, Justin, &. Pompeius Trogus. Harmatta's History of the Sarmatians.

Era: Age of Empires   Bastarnae 200BC-300AD CR: H: 4 L: 4   BP: 2 Init: 5
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 HC Nobles Key 4[0]0 +1 Spear/Javelin 10
2 LHI Warriors Key 4[1]2 +1 Falx/Javelins 7
3 WB Warriors* Key 5[1]3 +1 Various 8
2 LHI Falxmen Key 5[1]2 +1 Falx 8
2 LHI Warriors/Thracians Key 4[1]2 +1 Javelins 7
8 WB Warriors* Key 5[1]3 +1 Various 8
2 SI Skirmishers   3[1]2 +2 Slings 2
4 SI Skirmishers   3[1]2 +2 Javelins 2
2 HC Sarmatians** Key 5[0]0 +1 Lances 11
1 LC Sarmatians*   1[0]0 +1 Bows 6
1 LC Thracians   2[0]0 +1 Javelins 7


Core: 1 WD

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 2 WD, 1 RG.


Core: 96 Bonus: 141


The Bastarnae were the earliest of the Ancient Germans to migrate down the Danube.

*They were famously' the bravest of all and 'noted for their size and valour'. WB are BP 4 and move 6 inches. WB are subject to obligatory charge.

They appear on the Tropaeum Traiani with their fearsome falxes, but this is probably because that was their most noteworthy weapon.

They were admired for their combination of cavalry and fast infantry that kept up with the cavalry.

The Bastarnae inflicted defeats on Roman armies and on the Dacians.

SI with javelins can support cavalry.

** The Bastarnae intermarried with the Sarmatians. If any Sarmatian units are bought all must be.

The Sarmatian cavalry, if bought, can alternatively be fielded as elite Bastarnae cavalry. The bow armed LC then become Getae.

Mix falxmen in with Ancient German trousered figures to give your Warband a unique look.

Ordo Link: Bastarnae

Last Edited: 07 May 2006

List Author: Aligern