Dagger-Axe Infantry

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These warriors are armed with the fearsome ge or Dagger-Axe, a Chinese polearm weapon consisting of a long knife-like blade protruding from the tip of a staff and functioning as Spearmen with the addition of a slight splash damage bonus. Their only problem however is that they function more as medium infantry, not heavy infantry, but given that the are capable of causing untold damage when pitted against enemies in formation, you will soon concede that they are well worth the resources you invest into them. Ge Infantry are the mainstay of all three Sinitic factions - the Shang, Zhou and Bach Viet - and are highly effective against most melee units, except genuine heavy cavalry such as Iranian and Assyrian Lancers.