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Armoured Horse Archers

Once their arrows are gone they will cut their enemies into tiny pieces.

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.

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Armoured Horse Archers

Unit Name

Armoured Horse Archers

Main Unit Key

Ste_Armour_Horse_Archers

Land Unit Key

Ste_Armour_Horse_Archers

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport_small

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

580

Recruitment Cost

580

Upkeep Cost

110

Missile Damage

40

├ Missile Weapon

rome_composite_bow_horse

├ Projectile

arrow_composite_horse

├ Missile Damage

36

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

125

Reload

23

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

15

Melee Attack

37

Weapon Damage

34

├ Melee Weapon

rome_steppe_sword

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

15

Melee Defence

15

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

35

├ Armour

spolas

├ Armour Defence

35

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

75

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_scythian_horse_sword_m

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_medium_missile

└ Mount Health

20

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Armoured Horse Archers
  • Cantabrian Circle
    The unit fires whilst riding in a circle.
    Harder to hit, reload skill
  • Precision Shot
    Improved missile weapon damage for an extended period.
    Missile damage
    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 Cold
    This unit tires less quickly in snow.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Light Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Armoured Horse Archers
  • Long range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale
Requires Buildings
Armoured Horse Archers Lv. 0 Wild Horses
Wild Horses
(barb_agriculture_nomad_herd_2)
Level 1
Large Herd
Large Herd
(barb_agriculture_nomad_herd_3)
Level 2
Royal Herd
Royal Herd
(barb_agriculture_nomad_herd_4)
Level 3