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Noble Horse Archers

Protected by their cuirasses and quick wits, these nobles fight at range from horseback.

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.

Noble Horse Archers

Unit Name

Noble Horse Archers

Main Unit Key

att_nom_noble_horse_archers

Land Unit Key

att_nom_noble_horse_archers

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

775

Recruitment Cost

950

Upkeep Cost

600

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

75

Rate of Fire

12

Ammunition

25

Melee Attack

16

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

16

Melee Defence

41

├ Base Defence

11

├ Shield

att_round_small

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

25

├ Armour

att_cuirass

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

224

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

90

├ Bonus Hit Points

9

├ Mount

att_nom_noble_horse_archers_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

125

Morale

51

Abilities

Noble Horse Archers
  • Precision Shot
    Improved missile weapon damage for an extended period. These values are further modified by the unit itself.
  • Rapid Advance
    Improved unit movement speed over an extended period.

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • 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
Requires Buildings
Noble Horse Archers Lv. 0 Archery Range
Archery Range
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_archers_3)
Level 2
Archers\' Encampment
Archers\' Encampment
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_archers_4)
Level 3