Azat Knights

Recruitment Cost 1,200
Upkeep Cost 200
Melee Attack 51
Weapon Damage 29
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 40
Melee Defence 55
Armour 70
Health 105
Base Morale 60
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Good morale
Description

Armenia has been ruled by many: the Persians, Macedonians, and Seleucids all played a part in forging the land and its people. The land-owning nobility, the Azat, were descended, so they claimed, from the Armenian gods, and like the nobles of many lands they fought as cavalry. They produced elite, heavily-armed and armoured cavalry that served as superb bodyguards. Historically, they carried lances, along with longswords, maces or axes, making them deadly in close-quarters combat. In 368AD, at the siege of Artogerassa by the Sassanids under Shapur II, they protected Pharantzem, King Arsaces II's wife. The Azat can be considered as forerunners of the chivalric knights of the Medieval era, obsessed with personal honour, loyalty, and their status.

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