Sarmatian Royal LancersLances make these heavy cavalrymen a frightening and deadly force.
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.
Unit NameSarmatian Royal Lancers
Main Unit KeySte_Sarmatian_Royal_Lancers
Land Unit KeySte_Sarmatian_Royal_Lancers
Naval Unit Keybarbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost1150
├ Melee Weaponrome_lance_elite
├ Melee Damage Base15
├ Melee Damage Ap12
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large10
├ Bonus vs Elephants10
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence21
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence90
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_very_heavy
├ Man Health45
├ Bonus Hit Points30
├ Mount Entityrome_horse_very_heavy_shock
└ Mount Health35
- Expert Charge Defence
This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
This unit provides a morale bonus to nearby allies.
- 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 & WeaknessesTransport
- Very poor hull strength
- Very slow speed
- Weak ramming
- Very good charge
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Weak in prolonged melee
- Good morale