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Mercenary Persian Mounted Bowmen Mercenaries Missile Cavalry

Mercenary Persian Mounted Bowmen

An archer on horseback can be almost everywhere at once.

Born from a tradition of raiding nomadic tribesmen, mounted archery became firmly established in the ancient world, leading to some highly effective battlefield units. While foot archers could be equipped with longer, more powerful bows, the mounted archer was still a formidable opponent thanks to the design of the composite bow. Constructed from a combination of wood, sinew and animal horn, the composite bow was far more effective than the traditional wooden variety. As its core offered greater flexibility, allowing the archer to draw its string back further and achieve a great range and power, the composite bow could find a target up to 35 metres away and pierce chainmail armour. Requiring great strength and stamina to use well, the composite bow demanded respect, care and attention. As military campaigns were often fought during the summer and autumn months, archers could rest their weapons during the winter - reconditioning the bodies before restringing and tensioning for future use.

Mercenary Persian Mounted Bowmen

Unit Name

Mercenary Persian Mounted Bowmen

Main Unit Key

att_merc_est_persian_mounted_bowmen

Land Unit Key

att_merc_est_persian_mounted_bowmen

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

275

Recruitment Cost

275

Upkeep Cost

235

Missile Damage

49

├ Missile Weapon

att_bow_composite_horse

├ Projectile

att_arrow_composite_normal_horse

├ Missile Damage

37

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

20

Accuracy

0

Range

150

Reload

65

Rate of Fire

9

Ammunition

22

Melee Attack

11

Melee Damage

6

├ Melee Weapon

att_dagger

├ Melee Base Damage

5

├ Armour-piercing Damage

1

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

11

Melee Defence

7

├ Base Defence

7

├ Shield

att_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

3

├ Armour

att_cloth

├ Armour Defence

3

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

190

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

75

├ Bonus Hit Points

5

├ Mount

att_est_persian_mounted_bowmen_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_very_light

└ Mount Health

110

Morale

32

Abilities

Mercenary Persian Mounted Bowmen
  • Precision Shot
    Improved missile weapon damage for an extended period. These values are further modified by the unit itself.

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Fire Whilst Moving
    This unit can fire when mounted and moving.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses

Grand Campaign Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 att_merc_est_province_major Armenia Duin
Payttakaran
Tosp
1 0.1 1 3
2 att_merc_est_province_major Asoristan Arbela
Ctesiphon
Meshan
1 0.1 1 3
3 att_merc_est_province_major Caucasia Gabala
Kotais
Mtskheta
1 0.1 1 3
4 att_merc_est_province_major Khwarasan Abarshahr
Harev
Merv
1 0.1 1 3
5 att_merc_est_province_major Makran Harmosia
Phra
Pura
1 0.1 1 3
6 att_merc_est_province_major Media Atropatene Ecbatana
Ganzaga
Rhaga
1 0.1 1 3
7 att_merc_est_province_major Osroene Amida
Edessa
Nisibis
1 0.1 1 3
8 att_merc_est_province_major Persis Behdesir
Siraf
Stakhr
1 0.1 1 3
9 att_merc_est_province_major Spahan Issatis
Spahan
Susa
1 0.1 1 3
10 att_merc_est_province_major Transcaspia Dahistan
Kath
Siahkuh
1 0.1 1 3
11 att_merc_est_province_minor Arabia Magna Dumatha
Hira
Yathrib
0 0.05 1 1
12 att_merc_est_province_minor Asia Cyzicus
Ephesus
Synnada
0 0.05 1 1
13 att_merc_est_province_minor Bithynia Amasea
Ancyra
Nicomedia
0 0.05 1 1
14 att_merc_est_province_minor Cappadocia Caesarea Eusebia
Melitene
Trapezus
0 0.05 1 1
15 att_merc_est_province_minor Cilicia Iconium
Myra
Tarsus
0 0.05 1 1
16 att_merc_est_province_minor Insulae Orientalis Constantia
Gortyna
Rhodes
0 0.05 1 1
17 att_merc_est_province_minor Sarmatia Asiatica Anacopia
Samandar
Tanais
0 0.05 1 1
18 att_merc_est_province_minor Scythia Bolghar
Raha
Sarai
0 0.05 1 1
19 att_merc_est_province_minor Syria Antiochia
Emesa
Tyrus
0 0.05 1 1
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