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Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rome (Imperator Augustus) Missile Cavalry

Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers

Roman generals find mounted skirmishers useful from time to time.

Cavalry skirmishers relied on the speed of their mounts to close quickly with an enemy, attack, and then withdraw before any counterattack. This was the main role of cavalry in supporting hoplites, harassing enemy phalanxes and skirmishers and only pursuing foes already on the run. Most used javelins, and some attacked using the 'Cantabrian circle', where riders would circle in front of an enemy, taking it in turns to throw their javelins before galloping to the rear again. A few skirmishing riders carried swords and small shields to use if forced into a melee. Thracian cavalrymen often strapped their crescent-shaped pelte shield to their backs, giving them a little protection when they withdrew, a habit that sensible neighbours would have copied.

Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers

Unit Name

Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers

Main Unit Key

Aux_Eas_Horse_Skirm

Land Unit Key

Aux_Eas_Horse_Skirm

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

390

Recruitment Cost

390

Upkeep Cost

80

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin

├ Projectile

javelin_normal

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

18

Shots Per Minute

7

Ammunition

7

Melee Attack

9

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

4

Melee Defence

38

├ Base Defence

13

├ Shield

pelta_cavalry

└ Shield Defence

25

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

70

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

5

├ Mount

rome_eastern_horse_sword_shield_l

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_light

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

30

Abilities

No Ability

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
Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Large shield
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Assyrian

Imperator Augustus Regions

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Syria Thapsacus Samosata Antioch Tarsus
Caucasia Phasis Gabala Mtskheta
Armenia Artaxa Tigranocerta Carana Arsamosata
Bithynia et Pontus Nicomedia Sinope Amaseia Trapezos
Palmyra Dura Palmyra
Galatia et Cappadocia Iconium Mazaca Side
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Horse Skirmishers Lv. 0 Auxiliary Camp
Auxiliary Camp
(rome_military_aux_2)
Level 1
Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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