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Sarmatian Horsemen Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus)Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus) Melee Cavalry

Sarmatian Horsemen

With the right man in control, a horse and a spear are a deadly combination.

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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Sarmatian Horsemen

Unit Name

Sarmatian Horsemen

Main Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Horsemen

Land Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Horsemen

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

660

Recruitment Cost

660

Upkeep Cost

130

Melee Attack

48

Weapon Damage

27

├ Melee Weapon

rome_celtic_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

7

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

10

├ Bonus vs Elephants

10

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

38

Melee Defence

47

├ Base Defence

17

├ Shield

germanic_cav

└ Shield Defence

30

Armour

60

├ Armour

scale

├ Armour Defence

40

└ Shield Armour

20

Health

90

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_heavy

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_scythian_horse_spear_shield_h

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_heavy

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

55

Abilities

Sarmatian Horsemen
  • Draco
    Reduces the effectiveness against mounted units of any nearby enemies for an extended time.
    Bonus vs cavalry, bonus vs elephants, bracing

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests 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
Sarmatian Horsemen
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale
Requires Buildings
Sarmatian Horsemen Lv. 0 Bronze Forge
Bronze Forge
(barb_artisan_bronze_3)
Level 2
Bronze Furnace
Bronze Furnace
(barb_artisan_bronze_4)
Level 3