Mercenary Alani HorsemenAlani horsemen carry spear and shield into battle.
The Alans, or Alani, were a Sarmatian people, probably of Iranian or Turkish origin. Like other nomads, livestock formed the basis of their sustenance, so a land's suitability for grazing was a major factor when deciding where to settle. Famed for their skill as horse breeders, even the Romans wrote favourably of the Alans' talents. This fine breeding stock gave their warriors an edge in mounted combat; horse and rider had to perform a variety of manoeuvres very quickly, so man and beast constantly trained together to ensure this. The Alani's use of armoured cavalry and horse archers, along with the tactics they employed, made them a formidable foe. By the end of the 4th century AD, when the Huns stormed down from the steppes, the Alans were living beyond the River Don, northeast of the Black Sea. The Huns' arrival drove them from the region in several groups, some of whom joined the emergent Vandals as they migrated into Roman-held Gaul, becoming part of their confederation from that point onwards.
Unit NameMercenary Alani Horsemen
Main Unit Keyatt_merc_ger_alani_horsemen
Land Unit Keyatt_merc_ger_alani_horsemen
Naval Unit Keyatt_lon_light_tra_ger
Custom Battle Cost400
├ Melee Weaponatt_spear
├ Melee Base Damage24
├ Armour-piercing Damage8
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Attack Against Cavalry20
├ Attack Against Elephants20
└ Attack Against Infantry0
├ Base Defence7
└ Shield Defence10
├ Armour Defence10
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entityatt_infantry_medium
├ Man Health90
├ Bonus Hit Points20
├ Mount Entityatt_horse_medium
└ Mount Health125
AbilitiesMercenary Alani Horsemen
The unit moves into a diamond-shaped attack formation.
- Hide (forest)
This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
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