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The Phalanx is a unique unit from the Wonders of the Ancient World scenario of Civilization V.

Game InfoEdit

Unique melee unit of the Sumerian civilization. Replaces the Spearman.

  • Common traits:
    • Bonus vs Mounted (100)
  • Special traits:
    • Extra strength


The Phalanx is the Sumerian unique unit, replacing the Spearman. It is available on an earlier technology (Mining instead of Bronze Working) than the Spearman.

Historical InfoEdit

The Sumerians were one of the first civilizations to utilize the Phalanx formation, wherein a densely formed group of soldiers carrying large shields and spears were capable of protecting one another from incoming attacks, while also moving as one and pushing back against their foes.