|Trained at||Archery Range|
|Cost|| 50 Food,|
The Horse Archer is a fast ranged cavalry that can be made during the Iron Age in the Archery Range. The Horse Archer is fairly expensive, but they have a strong attack and a long range and are one of the best units of the Iron Age. Because of their high speed and good attack strength, these units are one of the top units in guerilla warfare. Although a horse archer has lower hit points than an Elephant Archer, experienced players often favor them over their elephant counterpart due to its ability to outrun most units in the game. The Horse Archer is able to upgrade to a more powerful Heavy Horse Archer.
- Alchemy: increases attack by 1.
- Ballistics: increases accuracy.
- Chain Mail: for archers increases armour by 2.
- Craftsmanship: increases range by 1.
- Assyrian Horse Archer has a +40% fire rate.
- Horse Archer is not available for Egyptians, Greeks, Minoans, Phoenicians and Romans.
History EditThe Horse Archer was the replacement for the Chariot Archers on the ancient battlefields during the Dark Ages. Two of the ranged cavalry had the firepower of one Chariot Archer and they could move faster on the battlefield and the loss was only one horse and the archer while the Chariot Archer lost both and a chariot.
Soon the Horse Archers use got limited when the Greeks made the Companion cavalry, heavy infantry, and skirmish troops. The Chinese also built the Great Wall to protect themselves against these cavalry and other armies.
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