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Steppe Warriors

Steppe warriors able to fight both at range and at close quarters.

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 Warriors

Unit Name

Steppe Warriors

Main Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_warriors

Land Unit Key

att_nom_steppe_warriors

Naval Unit Key

att_cor_heavy_rom

Soldiers

160

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Melee Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

550

Recruitment Cost

550

Upkeep Cost

245

Missile Damage

90

├ Missile Weapon

att_javelin_precursor

├ Projectile

att_javelin_precursor_normal

├ Missile Damage

70

├ Missile Ap Damage

20

└ Base Reload Time

14

Accuracy

0

Range

80

Reload

20

Rate of Fire

5

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

48

Melee Damage

32

├ Melee Weapon

att_axe

├ Melee Base Damage

16

├ Armour-piercing Damage

16

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

10

Charge Bonus

33

Melee Defence

25

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

att_round

└ Shield Defence

15

Armour

35

├ Armour

att_leather_heavy

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

15

Health

97

├ Man Entity

att_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

90

└ Bonus Hit Points

7

Morale

34

Abilities

Steppe Warriors
  • 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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses
Recuitment Requirement
Required Technology War Propaganda Cost 138 Upgrade From Steppe Tribespeople