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Steppe Archers Alani (Imperator Augustus)Alani (Imperator Augustus) Missile Infantry

Steppe Archers

Men who cannot shoot go hungry on the steppes.

Far from being simple, ignorant barbarians, the various steppe tribes had a great cultural wealth. Living in an area stretching from the Caspian Sea to the northern shores of the Black Sea; the Greeks called them 'Scythians' and the Persians 'Saka', while a western group became known as the Sarmatians. Wearing trousers marked them as barbarians as far as the Greeks were concerned, before their tall, pointed caps and swarthy appearances were even considered. Looks apart, they were, however, exceptional horsemen, highly-skilled with composite-recurve bows and deadly hand-to-hand fighters. Grave goods suggest that Scythian women were as warlike as their men, and probably fought alongside them in battle. This may well be the origin of the Greek myths of Amazon warrior women.

Steppe Archers

Unit Name

Steppe Archers

Main Unit Key

Ste_Archers

Land Unit Key

Ste_Archers

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

120

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

330

Recruitment Cost

330

Upkeep Cost

80

Missile Damage

40

├ Missile Weapon

rome_composite_bow

├ Projectile

arrow_composite

├ Missile Damage

36

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

150

Reload

13

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

15

Melee Attack

8

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

3

Melee Defence

12

├ Base Defence

12

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

45

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

40

└ Bonus Hit Points

5

Base Morale

20

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (scrub & forest)
    This unit can hide in scrub and forest until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Cold
    This unit tires less quickly in snow.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Steppe Archers
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale
Garrison Buildings
Steppe Archers x 2 Farmstead (Amber Shore)
Farmstead (Amber Shore)
(barb_amber_1)
Level 0
Village (Amber Collector)
Village (Amber Collector)
(barb_amber_2)
Level 1
Town (Amber Trader)
Town (Amber Trader)
(barb_amber_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Amber Road)
Pagus (Amber Road)
(barb_amber_4)
Level 3
Settlement
Settlement
(barb_city_1)
Level 0
Fortified Settlement
Fortified Settlement
(barb_city_2)
Level 1
Hundred
Hundred
(barb_city_3)
Level 2
Industry Oppidum
Industry Oppidum
(barb_city_industry_4)
Level 3
Trade Oppidum
Trade Oppidum
(barb_city_trade_4)
Level 3
Tribal Oppidum
Tribal Oppidum
(barb_city_tribal_4)
Level 3
Craftsman\'s House
Craftsman\'s House
(barb_craftsmen_1)
Level 0
Clay Pit
Clay Pit
(barb_craftsmen_pot_2)
Level 1
Potter
Potter
(barb_craftsmen_pot_3)
Level 2
Potter\'s Workshop
Potter\'s Workshop
(barb_craftsmen_pot_4)
Level 3
Brine Distiller
Brine Distiller
(barb_craftsmen_salt_2)
Level 1
Salt Kiln
Salt Kiln
(barb_craftsmen_salt_3)
Level 2
Salt Workshop
Salt Workshop
(barb_craftsmen_salt_4)
Level 3
Woodworker
Woodworker
(barb_craftsmen_wood_2)
Level 1
Carpenter
Carpenter
(barb_craftsmen_wood_3)
Level 2
Builder's Hall
Builder's Hall
(barb_craftsmen_wood_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Glassware)
Farmstead (Glassware)
(barb_glass_1)
Level 0
Village (Glass Blower)
Village (Glass Blower)
(barb_glass_2)
Level 1
Town (Glass Maker)
Town (Glass Maker)
(barb_glass_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Master Glass Maker)
Pagus (Master Glass Maker)
(barb_glass_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Gold Mine)
Farmstead (Gold Mine)
(barb_gold_1)
Level 0
Village (Trench Mine)
Village (Trench Mine)
(barb_gold_2)
Level 1
Town (Shaft Mine)
Town (Shaft Mine)
(barb_gold_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Sluiced Mine)
Pagus (Sluiced Mine)
(barb_gold_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Grain Fields)
Farmstead (Grain Fields)
(barb_grain_1)
Level 0
Village (Grain Farms)
Village (Grain Farms)
(barb_grain_2)
Level 1
Town (Grain Irrigated Farm)
Town (Grain Irrigated Farm)
(barb_grain_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Grain Estate)
Pagus (Grain Estate)
(barb_grain_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Horse Trainers)
Farmstead (Horse Trainers)
(barb_horse_1)
Level 0
Village (Horse Breeders)
Village (Horse Breeders)
(barb_horse_2)
Level 1
Pagus (Master Horse Breeders)
Pagus (Master Horse Breeders)
(barb_horse_3)
Level 2
Farmstead (Iron Workshop)
Farmstead (Iron Workshop)
(barb_iron_1)
Level 0
Village (Shieldmaker)
Village (Shieldmaker)
(barb_iron_armour_2)
Level 1
Pagus (Armourer)
Pagus (Armourer)
(barb_iron_armour_3)
Level 2
Village (Blacksmith)
Village (Blacksmith)
(barb_iron_weapon_2)
Level 1
Pagus (Weaponsmith)
Pagus (Weaponsmith)
(barb_iron_weapon_3)
Level 2
Farmstead (Lead Mine)
Farmstead (Lead Mine)
(barb_lead_1)
Level 0
Village (Trench Mine)
Village (Trench Mine)
(barb_lead_2)
Level 1
Town (Shaft Mine)
Town (Shaft Mine)
(barb_lead_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Sluiced Mine)
Pagus (Sluiced Mine)
(barb_lead_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Tannery)
Farmstead (Tannery)
(barb_leather_1)
Level 0
Village (Open Air Tannery)
Village (Open Air Tannery)
(barb_leather_2)
Level 1
Town (Leather Workshop)
Town (Leather Workshop)
(barb_leather_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Master Leather Workshop)
Pagus (Master Leather Workshop)
(barb_leather_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Loggers)
Farmstead (Loggers)
(barb_lumber_1)
Level 0
Village (Logging Camp)
Village (Logging Camp)
(barb_lumber_2)
Level 1
Town (Timber Yard)
Town (Timber Yard)
(barb_lumber_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Timber Trader)
Pagus (Timber Trader)
(barb_lumber_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Marble Pit)
Farmstead (Marble Pit)
(barb_marble_1)
Level 0
Village (Marble Quarry)
Village (Marble Quarry)
(barb_marble_2)
Level 1
Town (Marble Cutter)
Town (Marble Cutter)
(barb_marble_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Marble Architect)
Pagus (Marble Architect)
(barb_marble_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Olive Grove)
Farmstead (Olive Grove)
(barb_olive_1)
Level 0
Village (Olive Press)
Village (Olive Press)
(barb_olive_2)
Level 1
Town (Mola Olieria)
Town (Mola Olieria)
(barb_olive_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Olive Oil Trader)
Pagus (Olive Oil Trader)
(barb_olive_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Murex Snail Farm)
Farmstead (Murex Snail Farm)
(barb_purple_dye_1)
Level 0
Village (Snail Vats)
Village (Snail Vats)
(barb_purple_dye_2)
Level 1
Town (Dye Works)
Town (Dye Works)
(barb_purple_dye_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Master Dye Works)
Pagus (Master Dye Works)
(barb_purple_dye_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Silk Trader)
Farmstead (Silk Trader)
(barb_silk_1)
Level 0
Village (Silk Caravan)
Village (Silk Caravan)
(barb_silk_2)
Level 1
Town (Silk Market)
Town (Silk Market)
(barb_silk_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Silk Road)
Pagus (Silk Road)
(barb_silk_4)
Level 3
Farmstead
Farmstead
(barb_town_1)
Level 0
Village
Village
(barb_town_2)
Level 1
Town
Town
(barb_town_3)
Level 2
Farm Pagus
Farm Pagus
(barb_town_farm_4)
Level 3
Tribal Pagus
Tribal Pagus
(barb_town_tribal_4)
Level 3
Farmstead (Vineyard)
Farmstead (Vineyard)
(barb_wine_1)
Level 0
Village (Large Vineyard)
Village (Large Vineyard)
(barb_wine_2)
Level 1
Town (Winemaker)
Town (Winemaker)
(barb_wine_3)
Level 2
Pagus (Master Winemaker)
Pagus (Master Winemaker)
(barb_wine_4)
Level 3