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Mercenary Skirmisher Cavalry Mercenaries Missile Cavalry

Mercenary Skirmisher Cavalry

Speed, deception and manoeuvrability are the skirmisher's skills, rather than a powerful frontal charge.

Like other former barbarian kingdoms, the Franks inherited much of the Roman Empire's military and societal structure, not just its territory. Once again, cavalry was an aristocratic division as only wealthy landowners could afford horses and therefore provide cavalry during times of war. Elite cavalry, by extension, was drawn only from the most highly-skilled among them. They, more than any other, could afford not only the horse, but the mail and plate armour required; 'brunia' body armour was the single most expensive piece of military equipment of the age, costing more than the horse itself. Some took this to excess, adorning their armour with jewels and other finery, but Charlemagne was known to have criticised his noblemen for such ostentatious displays. In battle, Carolingian cavalry favoured a mass charge of spears to break the enemy quickly. This worked particularly well on favourable, flat terrain but led to problems on less-than-ideal topography. In fact, cavalry was still considered inferior until long after the Battle of Tours when, due to a failure in mobilisation, Charles Martel won the battle without any heavy horse at all. Standard Frankish horsemen were lightly armoured (wearing little more than padded cloth), carried spears and shields, and were best-suited for bringing home a cavalry charge and then, once involved in the fray, remaining to press the attack.

Mercenary Skirmisher Cavalry

Unit Name

Mercenary Skirmisher Cavalry

Main Unit Key

cha_merc_gen_skirm_cav

Land Unit Key

cha_merc_gen_skirm_cav

Naval Unit Key

cha_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

260

Recruitment Cost

260

Upkeep Cost

150

Missile Damage

70

├ Missile Weapon

cha_jav

├ Projectile

cha_jav_normal

├ Missile Damage

60

├ Missile Ap Damage

10

└ Base Reload Time

14

Accuracy

25

Range

80

Reload

30

Rate of Fire

6

Ammunition

5

Melee Attack

10

Melee Damage

9

├ Melee Weapon

cha_dagger

├ Melee Base Damage

7

├ Armour-piercing Damage

2

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

35

├ Base Defence

5

├ Shield

cha_round_small

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

10

├ Armour

cha_cloth_helmet

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

150

├ Man Entity

cha_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

100

├ Bonus Hit Points

0

├ Mount

cha_rom_horse_sword_shield_vl

├ Mount Entity

cha_horse_very_light

└ Mount Health

50

Morale

36

Abilities

No Ability

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.
  • Parthian Shot
    This unit can fire all around and not just in-front of itself.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses

Age of Charlemagne Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Age of Charlemagne
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 cha_merc_gen_land Alemannia Basel
Chur
Konstanz
1 0.025 1 1
2 cha_merc_gen_land Bavaria Augsburg
Passau
Regensburg
1 0.025 1 1
3 cha_merc_gen_land Brittany Quimper
St-Malo
Vannes
1 0.025 1 1
4 cha_merc_gen_land Burgundy Geneve
Grenoble
Lyon
1 0.025 1 1
5 cha_merc_gen_land Carinthia Lorch
Salzburg
Wien
1 0.025 1 1
6 cha_merc_gen_land Croatia Jadra
Ptuj
Sisak
1 0.025 1 1
7 cha_merc_gen_land Provence Arles
Marseille
Nice
1 0.025 1 1
8 cha_merc_gen_land West Aquitaine Angouleme
Bourges
Poitiers
1 0.025 1 1
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Almeria
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Cordoba
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Jaen
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Basel
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Chur
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Konstanz
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Buraburg
Angria (Age of Charlemagne)
Erfurt
Angria (Age of Charlemagne)
Paderborn
Westphalia (Age of Charlemagne)
Aachen
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Metz
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Trier
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Augsburg
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Passau
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Regensburg
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Bari
Duchy of Benevento (Age of Charlemagne)
Benevento
Duchy of Benevento (Age of Charlemagne)
Salerno
Duchy of Benevento (Age of Charlemagne)
Dresden
Bohemia (Age of Charlemagne)
Iglau
Bohemia (Age of Charlemagne)
Praha
Bohemia (Age of Charlemagne)
Quimper
Kingdom of Brittany (Age of Charlemagne)
St-Malo
Kingdom of Brittany (Age of Charlemagne)
Vannes
Kingdom of Brittany (Age of Charlemagne)
Geneve
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Grenoble
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Lyon
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Kroton
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Region
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Taranto
Duchy of Benevento (Age of Charlemagne)
Lorch
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Salzburg
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Wien
Duchy of Bavaria (Age of Charlemagne)
Jadra
Duchy of Croatia (Age of Charlemagne)
Ptuj
Duchy of Croatia (Age of Charlemagne)
Sisak
Duchy of Croatia (Age of Charlemagne)
Arvernis
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Autun
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Rodez
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Amiens
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Reims
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Troyes
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Halberstadt
Eastphalia (Age of Charlemagne)
Hildesheim
Eastphalia (Age of Charlemagne)
Magdeburg
Eastphalia (Age of Charlemagne)
Ancona
Duchy of Spoleto (Age of Charlemagne)
Bologna
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Ravenna
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Chartres
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Paris
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Tours
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Frankfurt
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Hallstadt
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Wurzburg
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Boulogne
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Ghent
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Utrecht
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Aquileia
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Venezia
Republic of Venice (Age of Charlemagne)
Verona
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Lugo
Kingdom of Asturias (Age of Charlemagne)
Oviedo
Kingdom of Asturias (Age of Charlemagne)
Santiago
Kingdom of Asturias (Age of Charlemagne)
Agen
Duchy of Aquitane (Age of Charlemagne)
Bayonne
Duchy of Gascony (Age of Charlemagne)
Bordeaux
Duchy of Aquitane (Age of Charlemagne)
Beja
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Cadiz
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Seville
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Aarhus
Kingdom of the Danes (Age of Charlemagne)
Hedeby
Kingdom of the Danes (Age of Charlemagne)
Ribe
Kingdom of the Danes (Age of Charlemagne)
Leon
Santander
Kingdom of Asturias (Age of Charlemagne)
Valladoid
Genova
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Pavia
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Pisa
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Barcelona
Taifa of Barcelona (Age of Charlemagne)
Girona
Taifa of Barcelona (Age of Charlemagne)
Tarragona
Taifa of Barcelona (Age of Charlemagne)
Braga
Kingdom of Asturias (Age of Charlemagne)
Coimbra
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Lisbon
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Caceres
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Merida
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Salamanca
Chester
Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)
Lichfield
Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)
Lincoln
Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)
Mosaburg
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Nitra
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Savaria
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Cashel
Kingdom of Munster (Age of Charlemagne)
Cork
Kingdom of Munster (Age of Charlemagne)
Dublin
Kingdom of Leinster (Age of Charlemagne)
Pamplona
Duchy of Pamplona (Age of Charlemagne)
Zaragoza
Taifa of Zaragoza (Age of Charlemagne)
Tudela
Taifa of Zaragoza (Age of Charlemagne)
Bamburgh
Kingdom of Northumbria (Age of Charlemagne)
Streonshalh
Kingdom of Northumbria (Age of Charlemagne)
York
Kingdom of Northumbria (Age of Charlemagne)
Havelberg
Obodrite (Age of Charlemagne)
Rerik
Obodrite (Age of Charlemagne)
Stargard
Obodrite (Age of Charlemagne)
Cibakhaza
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Kaposvar
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Szeged
Avars (Age of Charlemagne)
Dumbarton
Kingdom of Alt Clut (Age of Charlemagne)
Rhynie
Kingdom of the Picts (Age of Charlemagne)
Scone
Kingdom of the Picts (Age of Charlemagne)
Arles
Duchy of Provence (Age of Charlemagne)
Marseille
Duchy of Provence (Age of Charlemagne)
Nice
Duchy of Provence (Age of Charlemagne)
Roma
Papal States (Age of Charlemagne)
Siena
Kingdom of the Lombards (Age of Charlemagne)
Spoleto
Duchy of Spoleto (Age of Charlemagne)
Ajaccio
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Cagliari
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Olbia
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Bremen
Nordalbingia (Age of Charlemagne)
Hamburg
Nordalbingia (Age of Charlemagne)
Osnabruck
Westphalia (Age of Charlemagne)
Narbonne
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Toulouse
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Urgell
Taifa of Barcelona (Age of Charlemagne)
Akragas
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Panormos
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Syracuse
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Bescanon
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Speyer
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Strasbourg
Kingdom of Carloman (Age of Charlemagne)
Terra Incognita
Calatrava
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Guadalajara
Taifa of Toledo (Age of Charlemagne)
Toledo
Taifa of Toledo (Age of Charlemagne)
Cruachan
Kingdom of Connachta (Age of Charlemagne)
Downpatrick
Kingdom of Ulaid (Age of Charlemagne)
Grinan of Ailech
Kingdom of Ailech (Age of Charlemagne)
Cartagena
Emirate of Cordoba (Age of Charlemagne)
Palma
Theme of Sicily (Age of Charlemagne)
Valencia
Taifa of Valencia (Age of Charlemagne)
Caerwent
Kingdom of Glywysing (Age of Charlemagne)
Degannwy
Kingdom of Gwynedd (Age of Charlemagne)
Mathrafal
Kingdom of Powys (Age of Charlemagne)
Canterbury
Kingdom of Kent (Age of Charlemagne)
London
Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)
Winchester
Kingdom of Wessex (Age of Charlemagne)
Angouleme
Duchy of Aquitane (Age of Charlemagne)
Bourges
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Poitiers
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Bayeux
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Nantes
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Rennes
Kingdom of Charlemagne (Age of Charlemagne)
Brandenburg
Wilzi (Age of Charlemagne)
Cottbus
Wilzi (Age of Charlemagne)
Lipsk
Wilzi (Age of Charlemagne)