Auxiliary Scutarii Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 680
Upkeep Cost 130
Melee Attack 42
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 37
Melee Defence 44
Armour 55
Health 80
Base Morale 55
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale
Description

The Iberians harboured a great deal of respect for horses, even worshipping them as divine creatures. In times of war the horse had previously played a minor role, but gradually progressed from a symbol of prestige, and noble warrior’s ride to the battlefield, to becoming a major presence in the battle itself. Blessed with horses of great quality, Iberian cavalry grew to become one of the most potent weapons of the ancient world. Their horses were as fast and as nimble as the renowned Numidian steeds and, having been trained to cope with the rough terrain of the Iberian peninsula, were hardy beasts also. The combination of fine mounts and dextrous riders enabled Iberian cavalry to establish themselves as mercenaries sought after by both Carthage and Rome.

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Gadira Libisosa Kartuba Ebora Asturica Olisipo Iruna Ibossim Emporiae Numantia Qart Hadasht Ibossim Lugos Portus Amanum Olisipo Salduba Arse Gades Tarraco Ilici Ebora Helmantica Toletum Aracillum Numantia Aracillum Brigantium Olisipo Ebora Pallantia Brigantium Saguntum Carthago Nova Cissis Kartuba Ilerda