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Hunnic Mounted Bows

Best deployed at range, these horse archers should be kept from melee whenever possible.

The skill required to fire a bow from a moving horse is phenomenal. Ancient cavalry archers had to keep control of their mounts with their knees whilst using both arms to fire their bows, which took a great deal of practice and physical strength. Often lightly armoured, horse archers were the ideal skirmish troops as they could quickly reach key areas of the battlefield to harass the enemy, but without getting so close they were forced into melee. Nomadic tribes, such as the Sarmatians and Huns, were renowned for their skilled riders and used horse archers to great effect. The combination of skill and the deadly composite bow, which could puncture straight through armour, made their horsemen the dread of all those they encountered.

Hunnic Mounted Bows

Unit Name

Hunnic Mounted Bows

Main Unit Key

att_nom_hunnic_mounted_bows

Land Unit Key

att_nom_hunnic_mounted_bows

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

475

Recruitment Cost

325

Upkeep Cost

135

Missile Damage

53

├ Missile Weapon

att_bow_reflex_horse

├ Projectile

att_arrow_reflex_normal_horse

├ Missile Damage

37

├ Missile Ap Damage

16

└ Base Reload Time

17

Accuracy

0

Range

150

Reload

60

Rate of Fire

9

Ammunition

23

Melee Attack

10

Melee Damage

40

├ Melee Weapon

att_sword

├ Melee Base Damage

36

├ Armour-piercing Damage

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

10

Melee Defence

5

├ Base Defence

5

├ Shield

att_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

3

├ Armour

att_cloth

├ Armour Defence

3

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

188

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

75

├ Bonus Hit Points

3

├ Mount

att_nom_hunnic_mounted_bows_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_very_light

└ Mount Health

110

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
Upgrade
Required Technology Horse Husbandry Cost 194 Upgrade To Hunnic Horse Archers
Requires Buildings
Hunnic Mounted Bows Lv. 0 Nomadic Camp
Nomadic Camp
(att_bld_nomad_city_0)
Level 0
Nomadic Host
Nomadic Host
(att_bld_nomad_city_1)
Level 1
Royal Host
Royal Host
(att_bld_nomad_city_2)
Level 2
Royal Encampment
Royal Encampment
(att_bld_nomad_city_3)
Level 3
Faction Availability
Grand Campaign