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

Sarmatian Riders

Light cavalrymen who like to get up close and brutal with their enemies.

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 Riders

Unit Name

Sarmatian Riders

Main Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Riders

Land Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Riders

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

340

Recruitment Cost

340

Upkeep Cost

80

Melee Attack

39

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

33

Melee Defence

51

├ Base Defence

11

├ Shield

caetra_fast_cav

└ Shield Defence

40

Armour

15

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

75

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

10

├ Mount

rome_scythian_horse_spear_shield_l

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_light

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Sarmatian Riders
  • 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 Riders
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Poor morale
Requires Buildings
Sarmatian Riders Lv. 0 Bronze Workshop
Bronze Workshop
(barb_artisan_bronze_2)
Level 1
Bronze Forge
Bronze Forge
(barb_artisan_bronze_3)
Level 2
Bronze Furnace
Bronze Furnace
(barb_artisan_bronze_4)
Level 3