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Mercenary Armoured Lancers Mercenaries Shock Cavalry

Mercenary Armoured Lancers

Mercenary cavalry, armed with lances, can deliver a terrible charge.

Developed from the cavalry skills of their ancestors, the steppe lancers of the Scythian, or Saka, tribes and the Sarmatians were a type of heavy cavalry comparable to their Hellenic counterparts. They wore scale armour to protect themselves and their mounts, and used a long lance known as a kontos. This enabled them to deliver devastating charges in a fashion comparable to the Alexandrian Companion cavalry. The scale armour was made from horn, or later metal, and allowed the wearers to run down their western counterparts. They were still vulnerable to dense pike or spear-armed formations. Archery provided a solution: sustained volleys from skirmishing foot and horse archers were used to thin and spread out the enemy. At the Battle of Carrhae in 53BC, the tightly-packed Roman infantry were forced to spread out by Parthian archers, which enabled their cataphracts to charge and break an overconfident Roman force four times their number.

Mercenary Armoured Lancers

Unit Name

Mercenary Armoured Lancers

Main Unit Key

Mer_Sar_Armour_Lancers

Land Unit Key

Mer_Sar_Armour_Lancers

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

550

Recruitment Cost

400

Upkeep Cost

300

Melee Attack

40

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_lance

├ Melee Damage Base

14

├ Melee Damage Ap

11

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

10

├ Bonus vs Elephants

10

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

57

Melee Defence

16

├ Base Defence

16

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

30

├ Armour

leather

├ Armour Defence

30

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

85

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_scythian_horse_lance_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy_shock

└ Mount Health

30

Base Morale

30

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Armoured Lancers
  • Good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Average morale

Imperator Augustus Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Imperator Augustus
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_province_pool_sarmatia Lugii Arsenium
Carrodunum
Grinev
Oblin
0 0.75 1 2

Grand Campaign Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
2 rom_province_pool_sarmatia Sarmatia Mons Regius
Galic
Tur
0 0.75 1 2

Faction Mercenaries Pool

Mercenaries Pool
No. Pool Faction Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
3 rom_province_pool_sarmatia 0 0.75 1 2
Athenae
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Gortyna
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Sparta
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Alexandria
Egypt (Imperator Augustus)
Diospolis
Egypt (Imperator Augustus)
Memphis
Egypt (Imperator Augustus)
Myos Hormos
Egypt (Imperator Augustus)
Aksum
Axum (Imperator Augustus)
Meroe
Meroe (Imperator Augustus)
Ptolemais Theron
Blemmyes (Imperator Augustus)
Carthago
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Hadrumentum
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Leptis Magna
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Macomades
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Burdigala
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Gergovia
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Limonum
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Eudaemon
Himyar (Imperator Augustus)
Maas-gat
Mascat (Imperator Augustus)
Marib
Saba (Imperator Augustus)
Adummatu
Qidri (Imperator Augustus)
Gerrha
Gerrhea (Imperator Augustus)
Yathrib
Ma'in (Imperator Augustus)
Amul
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Artacoana
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Merv
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Arsamosata
Cappadocia (Imperator Augustus)
Artaxa
Armenia (Imperator Augustus)
Carana
Armenia (Imperator Augustus)
Tigranocerta
Armenia (Imperator Augustus)
Ephesus
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Pergamon
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Pessinus
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Rhodos
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Baktria
Paradene (Imperator Augustus)
Eucratides
Paradene (Imperator Augustus)
Kapisene
Paradene (Imperator Augustus)
Corduba
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Gades
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Toletum
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Nemecatum
Belgae (Imperator Augustus)
Treverorum
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Amaseia
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Nicomedia
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Sinope
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Trapezos
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Panticapaeum
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Phanagoria
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Tanais
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Camulodunum
Iceni (Imperator Augustus)
Iska
Dumonii (Imperator Augustus)
Mordiunon
Demetae (Imperator Augustus)
Sleaford
Corieltauvi (Imperator Augustus)
Bam
Persia (Imperator Augustus)
Harmozia
Persia (Imperator Augustus)
Gabala
Ardhan (Imperator Augustus)
Mtskheta
Kartli (Imperator Augustus)
Phasis
Pontus (Imperator Augustus)
Akhur
Dahae (Imperator Augustus)
Aktau
Dahae (Imperator Augustus)
Genua
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Mediolanium
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Patavium
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Aleria
Pompey's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Caralis
Pompey's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Pelendava
Dacia (Imperator Augustus)
Petrodava
Bastarnae (Imperator Augustus)
Piscul
Dacia (Imperator Augustus)
Zarmizegetusa
Dacia (Imperator Augustus)
Ancyra
Galatia (Imperator Augustus)
Iconium
Galatia (Imperator Augustus)
Mazaca
Cappadocia (Imperator Augustus)
Side
Galatia (Imperator Augustus)
Bibracte
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Cenabum
Gaul (Imperator Augustus)
Darioritum
Gaul (Imperator Augustus)
Iuliobana
Gaul (Imperator Augustus)
Oraea
Drangiana (Imperator Augustus)
Phrada
Drangiana (Imperator Augustus)
Pura
Drangiana (Imperator Augustus)
Bavay
Belgae (Imperator Augustus)
Vesonto
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Bergium
Marcomanni (Imperator Augustus)
Budorgis
Quadi (Imperator Augustus)
Istros
Boii (Imperator Augustus)
Ibossim
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Nova Carthago
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Numantia
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Saguntum
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Dyrrachium
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Narona
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Salona
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Beneventum
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Brundisium
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Cosentia
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Jerusalem
Judea (Imperator Augustus)
Salamis
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Tyros
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Ariminium
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Arretium
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Asculum
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Roma
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Ammonium
Nasamones (Imperator Augustus)
Augila
Nasamones (Imperator Augustus)
Cyrene
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Paraitonion
Egypt (Imperator Augustus)
Arsenium
Arii (Imperator Augustus)
Carrodunum
Helisii (Imperator Augustus)
Grinev
Buri (Imperator Augustus)
Oblin
Nahanarvali (Imperator Augustus)
Ebora
Iberia (Imperator Augustus)
Olisipo
Iberia (Imperator Augustus)
Apollonia
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Pharsalus
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Thessalonica
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Flevium
Frisii (Imperator Augustus)
Treva
Cimbri (Imperator Augustus)
Tulifurdum
Cherusci (Imperator Augustus)
Rutubis
Gaetuli (Imperator Augustus)
Siga
Mauri (Imperator Augustus)
Tingis
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Arsakia
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Ekbatana
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Gazaca
Media Atropatene (Imperator Augustus)
Phraaspa
Media Atropatene (Imperator Augustus)
Charax
Characene (Imperator Augustus)
Ctesiphon
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Edessa
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Hatra
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Charmuthas
Nabatea (Imperator Augustus)
Hegra
Nabatea (Imperator Augustus)
Petra
Nabatea (Imperator Augustus)
Massilia
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Narbo
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Tolosa
Octavian's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Capsa
Numidia (Imperator Augustus)
Cirta
Numidia (Imperator Augustus)
Dimmidi
Numidia (Imperator Augustus)
Iol
Numidia (Imperator Augustus)
Dura
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Palmyra
Palmyra (Imperator Augustus)
Aquincum
Dacia (Imperator Augustus)
Segestica
Breuci (Imperator Augustus)
Singidun
Scordisci (Imperator Augustus)
Hekatompylos
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Nisa
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Susia
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Zadrakata
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Gor
Persia (Imperator Augustus)
Persepolis
Persia (Imperator Augustus)
Susa
Parthia (Imperator Augustus)
Cydamus
Numidia (Imperator Augustus)
Garama
Garamantia (Imperator Augustus)
Eilodon
Caledones (Imperator Augustus)
Elbana
Ebdani (Imperator Augustus)
Stanwick
Brigantes (Imperator Augustus)
Kelheim
Vindelici (Imperator Augustus)
Koria
Raeti (Imperator Augustus)
Noreia
Nori (Imperator Augustus)
Octoduris
Helvetii (Imperator Augustus)
Melgunov
Roxolani (Imperator Augustus)
Olbia
Iazyges (Imperator Augustus)
Solokha
Roxolani (Imperator Augustus)
Gelonus
Alani (Imperator Augustus)
Samandar
Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus)
Sarai
Iastae (Imperator Augustus)
Siracena
Siraces (Imperator Augustus)
Agrigentum
Pompey's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Panormus
Pompey's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Syracuse
Pompey's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Calancorum
Semnones (Imperator Augustus)
Pelplin
Gutones (Imperator Augustus)
Setidava
Helveconae (Imperator Augustus)
Virunium
Rugii (Imperator Augustus)
Antioch
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Samosata
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Tarsus
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Thapsacus
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Aracillum
Cantabri (Imperator Augustus)
Brigantium
Iberia (Imperator Augustus)
Tarraco
Lepidus' Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Terra Incognita
Antheia
Thrace (Imperator Augustus)
Naissos
Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)
Odessos
Thrace (Imperator Augustus)
Pulpudeva
Thrace (Imperator Augustus)
Bukhara
Paradene (Imperator Augustus)
Maracanda
Paradene (Imperator Augustus)
Myos Hormos
Egypt
Memphis
Egypt
Alexandria
Egypt
Diospolis
Egypt
Thapsus
Libya
Macomades
Libya
Lepcis
Libya
Carthago
Carthage
Aksum
Axum
Meroe
Meroe
Ptolemais Theron
Blemmyes
Burdigala
Vivisci
Nemossos
Arverni
Lemonum
Pictones
Eudaemon
Himyar
Maas-gat
Mascat
Marib
Saba
Gerrha
Gerrhaea
Adummatu
Qidri
Yathrib
Ma'in
Alexandria Arachosia
Arachosia
Kapisene
Arachosia
Artacoana
Aria
Phrada
Sagartia
Merv
Aria
Armavir
Armenia
Tushpa
Armenia
Arsamosata
Armenia
Ephesus
Sardes
Pergamon
Pergamon
Pessinus
Sardes
Rhodos
Rhodos
Baktra
Baktria
Eucratideia
Baktria
Kartuba
Turdetani
Gadira
Nova Carthago
Treverorum
Treverii
Nemetocenna
Atrebartes
Nicomedia
Bithynia
Sinope
Pontus
Amaseia
Pontus
Trapezos
Trapezos
Tanais
Cimmeria
Phanagoria
Cimmeria
Panticapaeum
Cimmeria
Eborakon
Brigantes
Camulodunon
Iceni
Moridunon
Demetae
Iska
Dumnonii
Eildon
Caledones
Eblana
Ebdani
Bam
Sagartia
Harmozia
Drangiana
Ibossim
Carthage
Qart Hadasht
Carthage
Numantia
Arevaci
Arse
Edetani
Gabala
Ardhan
Phasis
Colchis
Mtskheta
Kartli
Namnetum
Namnetes
Bibracte
Aedui
Cenabum
Carnutes
Kath
Khorasmii
Amul
Dahae
Tarsus
Seleucid
Salamis
Cyprus
Side
Cyprus
Medhlan
Insubres
Genua
Liguria
Patavium
Veneti
Alalia
Etruscan League
Karalis
Carthage
Petrodava
Bastarnae
Malva
Getae
Zarmizegetusa
Apulii
Mazaca
Cappadocia
Samosata
Cappadocia
Ancyra
Galatia
Iconium
Sardes
Pura
Drangiana
Oraea
Drangiana
Bagacum
Nervii
Vesontio
Sequani
Athenai
Athens
Hierapytna
Knossos
Sparta
Sparta
Casurgis
Boii
Istros
Boii
Delminium
Daorsi
Epidamnos
Ardiaei
Iader
Dalmatae
Velathri
Etruscan League
Roma
Rome
Ariminum
Etruscan League
Neapolis
Rome
Cyrene
Cyrenaica
Paraitonion
Cyrenaica
Augila
Nasamones
Ammonium
Cyrenaica
Ebora
Celtici
Olisipo
Lusitani
Apollonia
Epirus
Pella
Macedon
Larissa
Epirus
Flevum
Frisii
Tulifurdum
Cherusci
Uburzis
Marcomanni
Cosentia
Rome
Brundisium
Rome
Lilybaeum
Carthage
Syracusae
Syracuse
Migdol
Gaetuli
Dimmidi
Masaesyli
Iol
Nova Carthago
Tingis
Nova Carthago
Gazaca
Media Atropatene
Ekbatana
Media Atropatene
Rhaga
Persia
Hatra
Media
Seleucia
Media
Charax
Media
Edessa
Seleucid
Charmuthas
Nabatea
Jerusalem
Egypt
Petra
Egypt
Hegra
Nabatea
Singidun
Scordisci
Segestica
Breuci
Akink
Eravisci
Nisa
Parthia
Zadrakarta
Parthava
Hecatompylos
Parthava
Susia
Parthava
Susa
Persia
Gor
Persia
Persepolis
Persia
Cydamus
Garamantia
Garama
Garamantia
Solokha
Royal Scythia
Samandar
Aorsoi
Olbia
Catiaroi
Siracena
Siraces
Tolosa
Volcae
Massalia
Massilia
Octuduron
Helvetii
Noreia
Nori
Koria
Raeti
Mons Regius
Aestii
Galic
Anartes
Tur
Budini
Gelonus
Roxolani
Sarai
Thyssagetae
Aktau
Massagetae
Belz
Lugii
Budorgis
Lugii
Ascaucalis
Gutones
Alabu
Cimbri
Lupfurdum
Suebi
Rhougion
Rugii
Palmyra
Seleucid
Dura
Seleucid
Tyros
Seleucid
Antioch
Seleucid
Brigantium
Gallaeci
Aracillum
Cantabri
Tarraco
Cessetani
Terra Incognita
Antheia
Tylis
Navissos
Triballi
Odessos
Odrysian Kingdom
Pulpudeva
Macedon
Bukhara
Baktria
Maracanda
Baktria