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Mercenary Sabean Cavalry

These cavalrymen will shower the enemy with javelins before engaging in melee.

Drawn from a vast area and numerous tribes, the warriors of sub-Saharan Africa were unsurprisingly diverse in appearance and culture. They all possessed long and rich warrior traditions, such as the Numidians, the Nubians and their descendants who ruled Kush, and Aksum. Despite tribal differences, weapons and equipment differed only in detail: spears, javelins, bows and short swords were favoured. Relatively little armour was worn, but some tribes did employ wicker, wood or hide shields. Adornments and decorations varied greatly and some groups sported war paint. Aethiopians in Persian service were known for painting themselves chalk white on one side and vermillion on the other, and using spears and bows of palmwood. Fighting as allies and mercenaries for Carthage, Persia, and the eastern Successors, tribesmen could be found throughout Africa and Asia Minor.

Mercenary Sabean Cavalry

Unit Name

Mercenary Sabean Cavalry

Main Unit Key

Mer_Afr_Cav

Land Unit Key

Mer_Afr_Cav

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

490

Recruitment Cost

360

Upkeep Cost

270

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_precursor

├ Projectile

javelin_prec

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

15

Accuracy

5

Range

40

Reload

0

Shots Per Minute

4

Ammunition

2

Melee Attack

46

Weapon Damage

38

├ Melee Weapon

rome_generic_sword_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

34

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

28

Melee Defence

50

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

caetra_cavalry

└ Shield Defence

40

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

80

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_sword_shield_m

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

40

Abilities

Mercenary Sabean Cavalry
  • Diamond
    The unit moves into a diamond-shaped attack formation.
    Charge bonus, melee attack
    Acceleration, melee defence

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Sabean Cavalry
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale

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