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Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry

Romans are infantrymen; it makes sense, then, to use whatever auxiliary cavalry can be found.

The Iberians were a warlike collection of tribes and peoples, and this ensured their independence from both Carthage and Rome for many years. They supplied mercenaries to both sides, and were widely respected for their tactical skills and courage. Their use of the deadly falcata sword added to their reputation too. The Romans called the distinctive Iberian sword type the 'machaera Hispana' but these are now referred to as the 'falcata'. These were extremely sharp, slashing, single-edged weapons with curved back edges. The term single-edged is also slightly misleading, as the point was sharpened on the back edge as well as the front. The balance of the blade was towards the broad tip, making a blow from one of these extremely powerful. In the hands of a master, a falcata could easily dismember an opponent. The skills of Iberian metal workers added to the blade’s deadliness; their steel was generally of very high quality.

Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry

Unit Name

Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ill_Cav

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ill_Cav

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

460

Recruitment Cost

460

Upkeep Cost

80

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

30

Melee Defence

40

├ Base Defence

20

├ Shield

cavalry

└ Shield Defence

20

Armour

55

├ Armour

chest

├ Armour Defence

25

└ Shield Armour

30

Health

75

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_medium

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

10

├ Mount

rome_celtic_horse_spear_shield_m

├ Mount Entity

rome_horse_medium

└ Mount Health

25

Base Morale

45

Abilities

Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry
  • Diamond
    The unit moves into a diamond-shaped attack formation.
    Charge bonus, melee attack
    Acceleration, melee defence
  • Frenzied Charge
    Increases the effectiveness of the unit's charge for an extended period. The unit will suffer a large fatigue penalty after the charge is over.
    Charge speed, charge damage, acceleration
    Melee defence, fatigue

Attributes

  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Illyrian

Grand Campaign Regions

Grand Campaign
Provinces Regions
Illyria Delminium Iader Epidamnos
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Illyrian Cavalry Lv. 0 Auxiliary Camp
Auxiliary Camp
(rome_military_aux_2)
Level 1
Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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