Native Lancers (ETW Unit)

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East lancers icon cavl.png These cavalrymen are armed with a long spear or lance that makes them particularly deadly when charging.

Native Lancers (ETW Unit)
Native Lancers.jpg
Class
Lancers Cavalry
Unit Size
60
Weaponry
Lance
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region
Global
Recruitment Cost
960
Upkeep Cost
280
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements
Military Academy
Technology Requirements
None
Attributes
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Resistant to heat fatigue
  • Diamond Formation
  • Wedge Formation

  • Overview

    The lance is probably the oldest cavalry weapon. It gives the user a chance to put all the momentum of himself and his charging horse into one very sharp point that can, in the hands of a skilled man, be driven right through any man. This is what makes lances so intimidating to face but, if the lancer does not kill his target, he is then vulnerable. A long lance is a good deal less use in a melee than a sword, and a lancer is at a disadvantage once the close fighting starts.

    Historically, many nations used lancers, although the European fashion for them owes much to the uhlans: cavalry raised for Austrian and Prussian service. The French adopted lancers with some enthusiasm, and Napoleon even included Polish lancers in his Imperial Guard. In India the lance had long been used as a weapon, and lancer skills were often improved by "pegging" (picking tent pegs out of the ground with the lance tip) or pig-sticking (hunting wild pigs or even wild dogs with the lance). Native Indian lancers were rightly feared by European troops.

    Details

    Native Lancers are cavalry that are excellent at charging headlong into masses of infantry, as their momentum behind their lance along with the sheer weight of their mount is a deadly combination to foot soldiers. However, once engaged lancers are at a disadvantage, meaning that a series of charges and retreats would be wise strategy for maximum damage on enemy units.

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