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Stratatoi Heavy Cavalry
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Class and category heavy cavalry
Soldier ere_medium_lancer, 24, 0, 1
Mount , elephant -4, camel -4
Engine and Ship
Attributes can_formed_charge, can_withdraw, hardy, hide_forest, sea_faring
Formation 2, 4.4, 3, 6, 2, square, wedge
Hit points 1, 0
Primary weapon 6, 9, no, 0, 0, melee, melee_blade, piercing, spear, 25, 1, no
Secondary weapon 6, 4, no, 0, 0, melee, melee_blade, piercing, sword, 30, 1, no
Primary armour 6, 4, 5, metal
Secondary armour 0, 0, flesh
Heat and ground effect 4, 0, -2, -4, 0
Mental 11, normal, trained
Cost 1, 910, 350, 120, 95, 910, 4, 170
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Stratatoi Heavy Cavalry Stratiotai were the mainstay of ERE horsemen. Wearing an “esolorikon” ( ¾ inch thick padded gambeson) and a chain mail “lorikion” hauberk they were the mainstay of Komnenoi era cavalry. Their helmet is the western inspired “kassidion”. It has been suggested that perhaps as much as 50% or 60% of all cavalry forces were Stratiotai. ERE fielded them in great numbers because they were definitely a good solid force of cavalry and their unit design was a great compromise between speed, availability and armor. Good enough to hold the line as well as break through. More armor layers as well as the absence of horse barding kepth them from competing with their heavier armed Kavallarioi and Kataphraktoi brethren. Still their sheer numbers can easily overwhelm heavier foes. Once ERE is able to field enough of them, Stratiotai should be the backbone of Roman cavalry. Historically Stratiotai were often thought to be medieval or later era troops, yet a monastery document from the time of the first Komnenos’ emperor proves that they did infact exist at that time. The name stratiotai became so intertwined with the army in general that now it means soldier in present day greek. This should speak volumes of just how many of them were, and how good they must have been if their unit designation is to mean “soldier”, and “foot soldier” at that. They were general use cavalry, which could fight well, but heavier opponents and pikes would destroy them.

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No. Card Name Initial quantity Replenish rate Maximum quantity Experience Requires condition
1 Baron's Stables 1 0.5 1 0 and hidden_resource w_anatolia or hidden_resource e_anatolia or hidden_resource syria or hidden_resource palestine or hidden_resource georgia
Baron's stables allow for the recruitment of capable cavalry units.
2 Earl's Stables 1 0.5 2 0 and hidden_resource w_anatolia or hidden_resource e_anatolia or hidden_resource syria or hidden_resource palestine or hidden_resource georgia
Earl's stables allow for the recruitment of elite cavalry units.
3 King's Stables 1 0.5 2 0 and hidden_resource w_anatolia or hidden_resource e_anatolia or hidden_resource syria or hidden_resource palestine or hidden_resource georgia
King's stables allow for the recruitment of the penultimate cavalry units.
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