Soldiers: 27

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Attack: 7

Charge Bonus: 2

Weapon Type: Missile

Total Defense: 2

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 0

Hit Points: `

Recruitment Cost: 440

Upkeep: 110

Morale: 4

Abilities: Fast Moving, Can Form Cantabarian Circle

Ammunition: 40

A lighter, faster counterpart of the Persian Cavalry, horse archers of Parthia do not carry armour or swords, but restrict themselves to raining arrows on their enemies. They are unfortunately not very fast horsemen, and can be caught - and dealt with severely - by other cavalry. According, these units should be used with a specific objective in mind, and not deployed as part of the main body of a Parthian army. They can be combined with Cataphracts to form one of the most devestating unit combos in the game: the horse archers or the Persian Cavalry soften the foe up with contsant fire using the dreaded cantabarian circle. Then the Cataphracts and archers finish the foe off with a massive charge. Horse archers are useful mainly due to being easier to train than the persian cavalry and therefore can make up the backbone of the Parthian Army.
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Parthian Horse Archers readying themselves for battle.