Noble Steppe CataphractsFully-armoured steppe nobles make for formidable adversaries.
The Sarmatians, a western group of steppe peoples, 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 NameNoble Steppe Cataphracts
Main Unit Keyatt_nom_noble_steppe_cataphracts
Land Unit Keyatt_nom_noble_steppe_cataphracts
Naval Unit Keyatt_cor_light_rom
Custom Battle Cost725
├ Missile Weaponatt_bow_composite_horse
├ Missile Damage37
├ Missile Ap Damage12
└ Base Reload Time20
Rate of Fire7
├ Melee Weaponatt_lance_elite
├ Melee Base Damage3
├ Armour-piercing Damage7
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Attack Against Cavalry20
├ Attack Against Elephants0
└ Attack Against Infantry0
├ Base Defence7
└ Shield Defence0
├ Armour Defence50
└ Shield Armour0
├ Man Entityatt_infantry_heavy
├ Man Health90
├ Bonus Hit Points19
├ Mount Entityatt_horse_heavy
└ Mount Health135
AbilitiesNoble Steppe Cataphracts
The unit moves into a wedge-shaped attack formation.
Improves a unit's attack capabilities for an extended period of time.
This unit does not suffer a morale penalty when the general dies. It can also rally after routing more often.
This unit provides a morale bonus to nearby allies.
- 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.
Strengths & Weaknesses
No Strengths and Weaknesses