Heroic Riders BodyguardBritannia's best riders, whose charge is legendary.
The Celtic people believed that many supernatural creatures and spirits roamed the world around them, and that people could earn their favour or incur their wrath through their actions. Celtic hunters never dared to hunt without their deities' blessings, offering payment of domestic animals and heeding natural portents and signs. Oft-times, the most adept hunters were also the best riders; they aspired to be as powerful and fearsome as the Wild Hunt, the gods' sky-borne hunting party of legend. In battle, they saw the enemy as nothing more than prey to be chased and captured or killed. As relentless as bloodhounds and as fast as the whistling wind, they never gave up the Hunt unless death intervened.
Unit NameHeroic Riders Bodyguard
Main Unit Key3c_Cal_Caledonian_Heroic_Riders_commander
Land Unit Key3c_Cal_Caledonian_Heroic_Riders_comm
Naval Unit Key3c_barbarian_transport
Custom Battle Cost1280
├ Melee Weaponrome_celtic_spear_cav_elite
├ Melee Damage Base24
├ Melee Damage Ap7
├ Armour PiercingNo
├ Bonus vs. Large10
├ Bonus vs Elephants10
└ Bonus vs Infantry0
├ Base Defence24
└ Shield Defence20
├ Armour Defence40
└ Shield Armour30
├ Man Entityrome_infantry_very_heavy
├ Man Health45
├ Bonus Hit Points20
├ Mount Entityrome_horse_medium
└ Mount Health25
AbilitiesHeroic Riders Bodyguard
The unit moves into a wedge-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
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 attack
- Average defence
- Low damage but average armour penetration
- Good morale