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Mercenary Numidian Noble Cavalry

For the right price, a canny general can acquire the most powerful of battlefield tools.

Numidian tribesmen were raised with horses from an early age, riding bareback without a bridle and controlling their horses by tapping the beasts between the ears with a stick. Numidian cavalry were supremely agile, skirmishing with assured expertise before swinging around to escape as rapidly as they had arrived. Wearing only a thin tunic, they carried javelins and small wicker shields. At Cannae, the highpoint of Carthaginian military success, Hannibal’s right wing consisted of 3,500 Numidian cavalrymen. The Numidians attacked the Romans\' allied cavalry and chased them from the field before returning to smash into the rear of the Roman lines. Considered the elite of the Carthaginian army during the Second Punic War, the Numidians\' defection before the Battle of Zama arguably led to Scipio’s victory over Hannibal in the final stages of the conflict.

Mercenary Numidian Noble Cavalry

Unit Name

Mercenary Numidian Noble Cavalry

Main Unit Key

Mer_Num_Noble_Cav

Land Unit Key

Mer_Num_Noble_Cav

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

1180

Recruitment Cost

860

Upkeep Cost

640

Missile Damage

41

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin_improved

├ Projectile

javelin_improved

├ Missile Damage

29

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

20

Shots Per Minute

8

Ammunition

7

Melee Attack

65

Weapon Damage

36

├ Melee Weapon

rome_kopis

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

30

Melee Defence

44

├ Base Defence

19

├ Shield

pelta_cavalry

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

45

├ Armour

mail

├ Armour Defence

40

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

90

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

25

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_sword_shield_m

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

70

Abilities

Mercenary Numidian Noble Cavalry
  • Cantabrian Circle
    The unit fires whilst riding in a circle.
    Harder to hit, reload skill
  • Quick Reload
    Improved reloading for an extended time.
    Shots per minute
    Exertion: fatigue

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.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Numidian Noble Cavalry
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Large shield
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_faction_pool_carthage 0 0.15 1 2