Auxiliary Germanic Scout Riders

Recruitment Cost 440
Upkeep Cost 90
Missile Damage 32
Range 80
Shots Per Minute 7
Ammunition 7
Melee Attack 34
Weapon Damage 34
Charge Bonus 24
Melee Defence 40
Armour 30
Health 70
Base Morale 45
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Poor morale

German cavalry were much sought-after mercenaries, including by the Romans after the defeat of the Belgic alliance in 57BC. During their attacks into Gaul, the disciplined Nervii cavalry managed to cross the Rhine in a single day, ambushing and defeating the Menapii. Caesar was greatly impressed by their bravery and fighting abilities. He faced the Germans himself at Sabis, and was almost defeated before managing to encircle and destroy them. The remaining Nervii joined the rebellion against Quintus Tullius Cicero, besieging his winter camp until relieved Caesar broke the siege. They Nervii were eventually overwhelmed, but Caesar did recruit a band of German horsemen into his army for his war against the Gauls.

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