Auxiliary Celtic Light Horse

Recruitment Cost 450
Upkeep Cost 110
Melee Attack 42
Weapon Damage 27
Bonus vs. Large 10
Charge Bonus 39
Melee Defence 56
Armour 15
Health 75
Base Morale 45
Abilities
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Poor morale
Description

The Celts held horses in high regard; they were prestige possessions, and revered for their strength and vitality. As a result Celtic cavalry, like that of many armies, was the preserve of the wealthy nobility. Developments in saddle technology gave horsemen a firm seat without the need for stirrups: four pommels held the rider's thighs and this, in turn, allowed greater movement when using a sword or spear. With this improvement, cavalry tactics emerged and two-man chariots declined; they were no longer the only fast-moving strike force. Some cavalrymen carried long swords and, in the same fashion as traditional chariot riders, were given to dismounting and fighting on foot. Celtic horsemen became a much sought-after mercenary force and, over the centuries, served in the Carthaginian, Egyptian and Roman armies.

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Singidun Tolosa Budorgis Massalia Aquincum Treverorum Octuduron Noreia Casurgis Koria Kelheim Segestica Placentia Istros Singidun Vercellae Istros Patavium Massilia Nemetocenna Treverorum Koria Octoduris Segestica Patavium Nemecatum Genua Medhlan Genua Noreia Akink