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Steppe Cataphracts

Like their eastern counterparts, these heavily armoured horsemen are deadly when charging.

The Sarmatians, a western group of steppe peoples, occupied the area north of the Black Sea, bordering Dacian and Germanic lands. They roamed this region as they pleased, and had a fierce reputation as cavalrymen almost without equal. They were feared by the Greeks, and often worked as mercenaries or allied themselves to the Dacians. The Sarmatians were always horse archers, but their cavalry gradually adopted heavier and heavier armour as the centuries passed, eventually wearing as much armour as the famed cataphracts of the east. Even the horses wore full suits of scale armour. The riders kept their fearsome bows, even as they became magnificent shock cavalry. With each man carrying a kontos, a long two-handed lance, they could smash through almost any enemy foolish enough to stand against them.

Steppe Cataphracts

Unit Name

Steppe Cataphracts

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_cataphracts

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_cataphracts

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

500

Recruitment Cost

500

Upkeep Cost

220

Melee Attack

24

Melee Damage

10

├ Melee Weapon

att_lance_elite

├ Melee Base Damage

3

├ Armour-piercing Damage

7

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

20

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

204

Melee Defence

5

├ Base Defence

5

├ Shield

att_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

25

├ Armour

att_leather_very_heavy

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

232

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

90

├ Bonus Hit Points

17

├ Mount

att_nom_steppe_cataphracts_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

125

Morale

34

Abilities

Steppe Cataphracts
  • Wedge
    The unit moves into a wedge-shaped attack formation.

Attributes

  • 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
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology Extra Military Provisions Cost 125 Upgrade From Steppe Lancers
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