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Steppe Horse Archers

The horsemen of the steppes are born with bow and rein in hand.

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.

Steppe Horse Archers

Unit Name

Steppe Horse Archers

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_horse_archers

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_horse_archers

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

700

Recruitment Cost

700

Upkeep Cost

315

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

14

Melee Damage

32

├ Melee Weapon

att_spear

├ Melee Base Damage

24

├ Armour-piercing Damage

8

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

20

├ Attack Against Elephants

20

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

14

Melee Defence

25

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

att_round

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

30

├ Armour

att_leather_lamellar

├ Armour Defence

15

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

222

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

90

├ Bonus Hit Points

7

├ Mount

att_nom_steppe_horse_archers_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

125

Morale

34

Abilities

Steppe Horse Archers
  • Rapid Advance
    Improved unit movement speed over an extended period.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology Combat at Distance Cost 175 Upgrade From Steppe Bows
Required Technology Combat at Distance Cost 175 Upgrade From Steppe Mounted Bows
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