Noble Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 1,020
Upkeep Cost 190
Melee Attack 37
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 10
Charge Bonus 63
Melee Defence 14
Armour 60
Health 100
Base Morale 65
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Good morale

Carthaginian citizens were rarely called to military service because their armies were mostly legions of mercenaries and levied troops. Only men from the wealthiest and most powerful families, such as Hannibal Barca and his brothers, got the opportunity to serve. The army was, in many ways, their family’s private army rather than belonging to Carthage. Modelled after Macedon’s revered Companion cavalry, the noble horsemen of Carthage were a drilled and disciplined force that rode the finest African and Spanish horses. In the 3rd century BC they were rightly considered to be amongst some of the finest heavy cavalry in the world.

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