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Auxiliary Persian Cavalry

A wise Roman commander recognises cavalry talent, and values it.

Very few Persians were professional soldiers and, apart from the earlier elite Achaemenid Immortals and some mercenary hoplites, none were formally trained or drilled. Instead, troops were levied by rich land owners as an obligation during times of war. Levied infantry included slingers, archers and javelin throwers, all wearing little armour but some with shields for protection. As might be expected due to the local terrain, cavalry was an important component in an eastern army, and several types were raised. Lighter cavalry wore iron or bronze scale armour over a tunic; these mounted warriors carried javelins and a sword but had no shield. Horse archers were used to wear down infantry with fast, ruthless attacks. Heavy cavalry included a royal bodyguard. The Parthians, and later the Sassanid Persians, developed all-over horse armour to protect their valued steeds as well as the fearsome cataphract warriors. These were as armoured as any late medieval knight.

Auxiliary Persian Cavalry

Unit Name

Auxiliary Persian Cavalry

Main Unit Key

Aux_Per_Cav

Land Unit Key

Aux_Per_Cav

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

640

Recruitment Cost

640

Upkeep Cost

130

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

67

Melee Defence

15

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

40

├ Armour

scale

├ Armour Defence

40

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

95

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_heavy

├ Man Health

45

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_lance_vh

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_very_heavy_shock

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

60

Abilities

Auxiliary Persian Cavalry
  • Diamond
    The unit moves into a diamond-shaped attack formation.
    Charge bonus, melee attack
    Acceleration, melee defence

Attributes

  • Disciplined
    This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Auxiliary Persian Cavalry
  • Very good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Good morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Persian

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Imperator Augustus
Provinces Regions
Gedrosia Oraea Pura Phrada
Carmania Bam Harmozia
Judea Jerusalem Tyros
Aria Artacoana Merv Amul
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Auxiliary Persian Cavalry Lv. 0 Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
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