Scythian Royal Skirmishers

Recruitment Cost 1,070
Upkeep Cost 190
Missile Damage 41
Range 80
Shots Per Minute 8
Ammunition 7
Melee Attack 52
Weapon Damage 34
Charge Bonus 31
Melee Defence 54
Armour 45
Health 100
Base Morale 70
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Short range
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Very good damage and armour penetration
  • Large shield
  • Very weak in melee
  • Poor morale
Description

Far from being simple, ignorant barbarians, the various steppe tribes had a great cultural wealth. Living in an area stretching from the Caspian Sea to the northern shores of the Black Sea; the Greeks called them 'Scythians' and the Persians 'Saka', while a western group became known as the Sarmatians. Wearing trousers marked them as barbarians as far as the Greeks were concerned, before their tall, pointed caps and swarthy appearances were even considered. Looks apart, they were, however, exceptional horsemen, highly-skilled with composite-recurve bows and deadly hand-to-hand fighters. Grave goods suggest that Scythian women were as warlike as their men, and probably fought alongside them in battle. This may well be the origin of the Greek myths of Amazon warrior women.

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