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Steppe Lancers

Best employed as shock troops, steppe lancers are fearsome at the charge.

Developed from the cavalry skills of their ancestors, steppe lancers were a type of heavy cavalry. They wore scale armour to protect themselves and their mounts, and used a long lance known as a kontos, which enabled them to deliver devastating charges in a fashion comparable to the deadly cataphract cavalry from the east. Their scale armour was made from horn, or later metal, and allowed its wearers to easily run down their western counterparts. However, lancers were still vulnerable to dense pike or spear-armed formations. Archery provided a solution: sustained volleys from skirmishing foot and horse archers were used to thin and spread out the enemy prior to a devastating, thunderous charge.

Steppe Lancers

Unit Name

Steppe Lancers

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_lancers

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_lancers

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

375

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

140

Melee Attack

21

Melee Damage

10

├ Melee Weapon

att_lance

├ Melee Base Damage

3

├ Armour-piercing Damage

7

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

10

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

201

Melee Defence

2

├ Base Defence

2

├ Shield

att_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

att_leather

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

200

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_light

├ Man Health

75

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

att_nom_steppe_lancers_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_light

└ Mount Health

110

Morale

34

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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
Upgrade
Required Technology Extra Military Provisions Cost 125 Upgrade To Steppe Cataphracts
Requires Buildings
Steppe Lancers Lv. 0 Lancers' Training Ground
Lancers' Training Ground
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_cavalry_3)
Level 2
Lancers' Encampment
Lancers' Encampment
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_cavalry_4)
Level 3
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