Pontic Royal Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 1,200
Upkeep Cost 200
Melee Attack 46
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 10
Charge Bonus 76
Melee Defence 17
Armour 60
Health 100
Base Morale 70
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • 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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