Ergatai, or Workers, are a branch of auxiliary support units of the Territorial Independence Army and other Sphere armies in general.
All society must have raw materials to wage war, and as such spheres also have their own share of workers. Workers are treated as equals, for collective thinking is one of the key elements in the sphere society. Worker Spheres are hardy, so they can take more damage than most other spheres, but they have no weapons to attack with. (Imperium Novum)
In the First Lampardian War, the Ergatai were very poorly equipped, equipped with very little asides from the pickaxe, which had been standard issue. The Ergatai were employed mainly as builders (this function is not reflected in the Galactic War and Imperium Novum) as well as miners, mining from open mines common throughout Polysiton.
With the advent of the Second Lampardian War, Ergatai equipments were vastly improved to adapt to the much more organized troops of the Tropas Libre and the League of the Planet-States. For starters, open mines started to die out, leaving Areios Crystals as the main source of income. To accomodate for the shift in field mining paradigm, Ergatai are equipped with engineering torches, a vast improvement over the pickaxe, as it grants them ability to mine Areios Crystals in the field, in addition to them being able to repair vehicles in the field and build structures with greater ease. In addition, the Ergatai are also lightly equipped with Pistolia Phylake and a knife, allowing them to protect themselves and/or hunt animals for forage.
|First Galactic War and Imperium Novum Game Data|
|Build time||35 acts|
|Weapon||Pickaxe (2 Normal, 15 acts)|
|Production and Tech Requirements||Refinery|
Cyan Sphere of Doom: First Galactic War and Imperium NovumEdit
Worker Spheres are the resource harvesters of the Territorial Independence Army faction. Like any other workers, the Worker Spheres' primary ability is to gather resources, and Worker Spheres carry 50 ore per load. As they have only a weak melee attack, they are almost always at the back harvesting resources.
|Commoners' Legion Game Data|
|Hit points||400 per squad member|
|Cost||200 requisition, reinforcement 50 requisition|
|Production and Tech Requirements||Bouleterion|
|Squad Size (starting/maximum)||4/8|
|Basic Weapon (clip/reserve ammo)||Pistolia Phylake (8/40), Engineering Torch (n/a)|
|Support Equipment Options||Beam Drill, Chemical Kit, Electronics Kit|
|Max Support Equipment||2|
Cyan Sphere of Doom: Commoners' LegionEdit
Ergatai are the worker units of the Territorial Independence Army faction in Commoners' Legion. Unlike their more antiquated counterparts, the Ergatai can construct structures and build buildings, functionalities absent in the first game. In addition, Ergatai are given ranged combat capabilities, which may help against lightly armed raiders but not much else. Most importantly, Ergatai can be given support equipments, allowing them to engage in specialist tasks, such as manufacturing bombs or set up autoturrets and/or cameras.