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Auxiliary Tarantine Cavalry

Good, skilled horsemen will always find a place in the ranks of the Roman army.

Taranto, in Magna Graecia, has a rich history. Founded in 706BC as Taras, it began as the home of the Partheniae, Spartans exiled due to their impure bloodlines. Fortunately, the colony was able to breed superb warhorses, and so its warriors duly grew in reputation. Tarantine cavalry could be combined well with a slow-moving phalanx, providing a rapid and flexible defensive screen for the hoplites’ exposed flanks. Their suitability for such a role, in addition to a growing need for mercenaries in the armies of the Hellenistic world, saw that the Tarantines were much sought after. By the 3rd century BC there was some evidence to suggest that they no longer came exclusively from Taranto itself, the word 'Tarantine' referring more to the unit’s tactics and weaponry rather than its geographic origins.

Auxiliary Tarantine Cavalry

Unit Name

Auxiliary Tarantine Cavalry

Main Unit Key

Aux_Gre_Tarantine_cav

Land Unit Key

Aux_Gre_Tarantine_cav

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

560

Recruitment Cost

560

Upkeep Cost

120

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

rome_javelin

├ Projectile

javelin_normal

├ Missile Damage

20

├ Missile Ap Damage

12

└ Base Reload Time

10

Accuracy

5

Range

80

Reload

23

Shots Per Minute

8

Ammunition

7

Melee Attack

18

Weapon Damage

36

├ Melee Weapon

rome_kopis

├ Melee Damage Base

30

├ Melee Damage Ap

6

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

11

Melee Defence

36

├ Base Defence

16

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

65

├ Armour

spolas

├ Armour Defence

35

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

80

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

15

├ Mount

rome_hellenic_horse_sword_shield_m

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

50

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Fire Whilst Moving
    This unit can fire when mounted and moving.
  • Parthian Shot
    This unit can fire all around and not just in-front of itself.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Auxiliary Tarantine Cavalry
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Large shield
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Hellenic

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Provinces Regions
Macedonia Pella Larissa Apollonia
Hellas Athenai Sparta Hierapytna
Asia Pessinus Ephesus Pergamon
Magna Graecia Syracusae
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Tarantine Cavalry Lv. 0 Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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