Riders of the Hunt

Recruitment Cost 570
Upkeep Cost 110
Melee Attack 42
Weapon Damage 27
Bonus vs. Large 10
Charge Bonus 42
Melee Defence 40
Armour 40
Health 80
Base Morale 55
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good attack
  • Average defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Average morale

While the Germans relied primarily on the strength of their infantry, some tribes built reputations as skilled horsemen. Notoriously aggressive in their cavalry tactics, they often seized the initiative when faced with greater numbers. Their confidence as riders was also unshakable; turning their backs on new technologies and techniques, the Germans notably refused to use the four-horned saddle that had revolutionised the cavalry of their Celtic neighbours. Despite this disadvantage, they were brave enough to face all comers, as Julius Caesar himself described: “In their eyes it is the height of effeminacy and shame to use a saddle, and they do not hesitate to engage the largest force of cavalry riding saddled horses, however small their own numbers may be”.

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