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Steppe Mounted Bows

Mounted archers able to harry the enemy from a distance.

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 Mounted Bows

Unit Name

Steppe Mounted Bows

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_mounted_bows

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_mounted_bows

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_light_rom

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

425

Recruitment Cost

300

Upkeep Cost

150

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

70

Rate of Fire

10

Ammunition

24

Melee Attack

11

Melee Damage

6

├ Melee Weapon

att_dagger

├ Melee Base Damage

5

├ Armour-piercing Damage

1

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

11

Melee Defence

7

├ Base Defence

7

├ Shield

att_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

3

├ Armour

att_cloth

├ Armour Defence

3

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

190

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

75

├ Bonus Hit Points

5

├ Mount

att_nom_steppe_mounted_bows_horse

├ Mount Entity

att_horse_very_light

└ Mount Health

110

Morale

34

Abilities

Steppe Mounted Bows
  • Rapid Advance
    Improved unit movement speed over an extended period.

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
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology Superior Cavalry Cost 75 Upgrade From Steppe Bows
Upgrade
Required Technology Combat at Distance Cost 175 Upgrade To Steppe Horse Archers
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