Median Cavalry

Recruitment Cost 760
Upkeep Cost 140
Melee Attack 44
Weapon Damage 29
Bonus vs. Large 15
Charge Bonus 27
Melee Defence 24
Armour 40
Health 90
Base Morale 60
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Average morale

The Median people were once the rulers of an expansive kingdom spanning central Persia to Asia Minor, seizing the opportunity to create a unified Median state after the collapse of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 605BC. The Median Kingdom endured until 505BC when the Persian king Cyrus the Great conquered its lands and formed the Achaemenid Empire. Under the Achaemenids, the Median people were considered prestige citizens, with equal status to their Persian kin. They held power as government officials, generals and as 'satraps' or governors. In battle, the Medes were known for the extraordinary agility of their horsemen, which they used against the crumbling Assyrian Empire, outmatching their enemy's skilled cavalry with superior mounted archers.

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