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This is a very powerful infantry unit. Teamed up with the hastatus squad and nothing stands in your way.
Offense: Deploy and destroy. This should be effective against lightly armored units though will take some time to blast through heavy armor. Still units with heavy armor will probably be armed with a cannon which does less damage to infantry units. It gets killed much quicker by recon and anti infantry units though it should be able to handle anything short of a Zade.
Defense: This is very tough for an infantry unit and can withstand many shots from the Common Interest. Send an Acherontia Styx or a heavy infantry killer against it. A Scheherazade I is probably the most effective counter on the ground.