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Steppe Tribespeople

Hard lives lived on the steppes makes for hard, tribal warriors.

These nomadic tribespeople come from the vast steppes to the north of the Black and Caspian Seas, and were known variously as Scythians or Saka, and later the western Sarmatians. Light infantry, they were often armed with javelins or medium length spears and used shields covered in animal hide. Such shields could also be scaled with either horn or metal. This type of armour also extended to their clothing at times, with scaled versions of their tunics becoming widespread, especially amongst the steppe nobility. These troops also made extensive use of daggers, straight swords and the fearsome sagaris, a one-handed battle-axe, with both a bladed or hammer-like head and a pick-like point on the reverse for punching through armour. Complimenting their foot archers and cavalry, their role was simply to protect the former from the latter. Far from barbarians, steppe culture, although nomadic, was a rich and diverse one.

Steppe Tribespeople

Unit Name

Steppe Tribespeople

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_tribespeople

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_tribespeople

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_heavy_rom

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

230

Recruitment Cost

160

Upkeep Cost

75

Melee Attack

43

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

29

Melee Defence

20

├ Base Defence

5

├ Shield

att_round

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

18

├ Armour

att_cloth

├ Armour Defence

3

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

78

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_light

├ Man Health

75

└ Bonus Hit Points

3

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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
Upgrade
Required Technology War Propaganda Cost 138 Upgrade To Steppe Warriors
Requires Buildings
Steppe Tribespeople Lv. 0 Warriors\' Yurts
Warriors\' Yurts
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_1)
Level 0
Warriors\' Camp
Warriors\' Camp
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_2)
Level 1
Archery Range
Archery Range
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_archers_3)
Level 2
Archers\' Encampment
Archers\' Encampment
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_archers_4)
Level 3
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
Footmen\'s Camp
Footmen\'s Camp
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_infantry_3)
Level 2
Infantry Encampment
Infantry Encampment
(att_bld_nomad_warriors_infantry_4)
Level 3