|Trained at||Archery Range|
|Type||Archer + Cavalry|
|Upgraded To||Heavy Cavalry Archer|
|Cost to Upgrade||900 Food |
The Conquerors ChangesEdit
Cavalry Archers lose 0.03 speed and gain 2 damage against Spearmen.
Archers mounted on horses originated in ancient times on the great plains of Asia and continued to make up the bulk of the armies from this region throughout the Middle Ages. The Mongol armies that conquered most of Asia, the Middle East, and much of Europe were predominately cavalry archers. For the time they were a unique combination of firepower and speed. They could cross almost any kind of terrain quickly, strike unexpectedly, and withdraw if necessary before heavy cavalry or infantry units could react. The Mongols especially mastered the tactics of hitting, running, and ambushing, avoiding hand-to-hand fighting until the enemy was completely demoralized. Cavalry archers were most effective on open ground with plenty of maneuvering room. They were least effective against fortified positions that could not be starved out and required a hand-to-hand assault.
|Unit Evolution: Cavalry Archer|
|Cavalry Archer --> Heavy Cavalry Archer|