Carthaginian Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 610
Upkeep Cost 120
Melee Attack 41
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 34
Melee Defence 34
Armour 65
Health 75
Base Morale 55
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale

Liby-Phoenicians are the closest Carthaginian society came to an indigenous population, and their numbers were limited following the catastrophic defeat of the Sacred Band in battle against Syracuse in 340BC. Afterwards, Carthage was unwilling to risk many of its own citizens again in a single struggle. This reluctance led to the greater use of mercenaries during the Punic Wars against Rome. However, some Carthaginians were in the field at Cannae, the greatest single Roman defeat of the period. Their trusted commander, Muttines, later betrayed the Sicilian stronghold of Acragas to the Romans following the Carthaginian senate's change of heart towards Hannibal towards the end of the Second Punic War. They withdrew support, fearing his ambitions more than they feared the Romans.

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