Noble Blood Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 750
Upkeep Cost 130
Melee Attack 46
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 34
Melee Defence 35
Armour 70
Health 90
Base Morale 55
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Good morale

Like the Companion cavalry of Macedon, these elite horsemen from the lands of Parthia and Pontus were recruited from among the nobility and social elite. Gradually they developed into a permanent and professional bodyguard force. Following both Hellenic and Persian traditions, they were armed with lances and armoured in a similar fashion to their Macedonian counterparts, but their mounts were armoured in eastern style. This gave their charges extra weight and meant that they were not only a counter to other cavalry forces, but could also be sent into the flanks of densely-packed infantry. The eastern influence also meant that the nobles were quite at home using the bow, as they had spent their formative years hunting from horseback.

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