Qizilbashi Cavalry (ETW Unit)

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Qizilbashi Cavalry (ETW Unit)
Qizilbashi cav.jpg
Class
Light Cavalry
Unit Size
60 Men
Weaponry
Carbines and swords
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region
Global
Recruitment Cost
970
Upkeep Cost
290
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements
Drill School
Technology Requirements
Carbines
Attributes
  • Can hide in woodland
  • Can Fire from Horseback
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Good stamina
  • Resistant to heat fatigue

  • East qizilbashi light cavalry icon cavs.png These tribal cavalry are ideal for quick, bloody, skirmish attacks.

    Overview

    Their small horses can get them into and out of a fight with little trouble, making them well-suited to raiding tactics rather than a long, wearing fight. They are often positioned on the wings of an army, where they can rapidly take advantage of any isolated or vulnerable enemies. They are also superb at pursuing broken enemy units to prevent them reforming.

    Historically, the Qizilbash tribes settled in northern Afghanistan and the middle of Mughal India. Their name derives from the Turkic for "Red Heads" due to their distinctive red headwear, which they kept even during their time under Safavid Persian rule.

    Details

    Qizilbashi Cavlary are a light cavalry unit available only to the Indian factions. Whilst being Light Cavalry, they also have the ability to wield carbines on horseback. This means that they are a highly useful unit on the field. Due to their speed, they should be used to engage the enemy on their flanks whilst the enemy themselves are pinned down from friendly line infantry fire. Furthermore they should be used to hunt down routing enemies. However due to their lack of armour they will easily be defeated by heavy cavalry, unless supported.

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