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Auxiliary Armoured Horse Archers

Scythians who pull a bow for Rome are worthy warriors.

The Sarmatians were a western group of steppe peoples, and occupied the area north of the Black Sea, bordering Dacian and Germanic lands. They roamed this region as they pleased, and had a fierce reputation as cavalrymen almost without equal. They were feared by the Greeks, and often worked as mercenaries or allied themselves to the Dacians. The Sarmatians were always horse archers, but their cavalry gradually adopted heavier and heavier armour as the centuries passed, eventually wearing as much armour as the famed cataphracts of the east. Even the horses wore full suits of scale armour. The riders kept their fearsome bows even as they became magnificent shock cavalry. With each man carrying a kontos, a long two-handed lance, they could smash through almost any enemy foolish enough to stand against them.

Auxiliary Armoured Horse Archers

Unit Name

Auxiliary Armoured Horse Archers

Main Unit Key

Aux_Scy_Armour_horse_Archers

Land Unit Key

Aux_Scy_Armour_horse_Archers

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

580

Recruitment Cost

620

Upkeep Cost

120

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

Auxiliary 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.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Auxiliary Armoured Horse Archers
  • Long range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Scythian

Imperator Augustus Regions

Imperator Augustus
Provinces Regions
Sarmatia Olbia Melgunov Solokha
Bosporus Tanais Phanagoria Panticapaeum
Scythia Siracena Samandar Gelonus Sarai
Chorasmia Akhur Aktau
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Armoured Horse Archers Lv. 0 Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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