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Sarmatian Royal Lancers

Lances 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.

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Sarmatian Royal Lancers

Unit Name

Sarmatian Royal Lancers

Main Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Royal_Lancers

Land Unit Key

Ste_Sarmatian_Royal_Lancers

Naval Unit Key

barbarian_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Shock Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

1150

Recruitment Cost

1150

Upkeep Cost

190

Melee Attack

46

Weapon Damage

27

├ Melee Weapon

rome_lance_elite

├ Melee Damage Base

15

├ Melee Damage Ap

12

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

10

├ Bonus vs Elephants

10

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

80

Melee Defence

21

├ Base Defence

21

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

90

├ Armour

cataphract

├ Armour Defence

90

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

110

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_very_heavy

├ Man Health

45

├ Bonus Hit Points

30

├ Mount

rome_scythian_horse_lance_vh

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_very_heavy_shock

└ Mount Health

35

Base Morale

70

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Expert Charge Defence
    This unit’s melee attack and damage are increased against charging enemies.
  • Encourage
    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 & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Sarmatian Royal Lancers
  • Very good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Good morale
Requires Buildings
Sarmatian Royal Lancers Lv. 0 Bronze Furnace
Bronze Furnace
(barb_artisan_bronze_4)
Level 3