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Galatikoi Lavotuxri (Galatian Heavy Cavalry)
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Galatikoi Lavotuxri (Galatian Heavy Cavalry)

Primary Weapon

  • Type: spear
  • Attack: 5
  • Charge: 30
  • Lethality: 0.33
  • Attributes: Armour Piercing

Secondary Weapon

  • Type: sword
  • Attack: 11
  • Charge: 15
  • Lethality: 0.225

Defence

  • Armour: 11
  • Shield: 2
  • Skill: 11

Recruitment

  • Soldiers: 25
  • Cost: 4038
  • Upkeep: 1010
  • Turns: 1

Mental

  • Morale: 16
  • Discipline: disciplined
  • Training: highly_trained

Other

  • Hit Points: 1
  • Mass: 1
  • Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy
  • Formation: square
  • Side/Back spacing: 1.5/4
  • Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
  • Ownership: Arche Seleukeia, Hayasdan, Makedonia, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Eleutheroi

The Lavotuxri are cavalrymen, made up of young Galatian nobles and aristocrats of military age. They fight in the same manner as Gallic cavalry in Western Europe, although they wear tunics of brighter colors to better stand the Anatolian heat. They are equipped with Gallic-style chain mail, Gallic helmets and large round shields. They also carry Celtic longswords and spears.

Description

The Lavotuxri are cavalrymen, made up of young Galatian nobles and aristocrats of military age. They fight in the same manner as Gallic cavalry in Western Europe, although they wear tunics of brighter colors to better stand the Anatolian heat. They are equipped with Gallic-style chain mail, Gallic helmets and large round shields. They also carry Celtic longswords and spears. Their horses, if not stolen are imported from the steppes north the Pontos Euxine, Armenia or even Media. The Lavotuxri are good medium cavalry, well able to do their part on the battlefield as long as they are used in that role.

Historically, the Lavotuxri were skilled cavalrymen and could often be found in service to the Successor states, but were most prominent in the armies of Pergamon and Pontos. The wars of the Hellenistic monarchies provided ample opportunity for the Galatians to seek their fortunes as mercenaries, and they were highly sought after. From the time they crossed into Anatolia until the battle of Actium, Galatians were involved in almost every major battle and war in the eastern Mediterranean.

Usage

While not comparable to the heavy cavalry of the East, they are still good heavy cavalry able to unleash a powerful charge and able to battle in melee with their longswords and good defensive skills.

For Pontos, these cavalry men will be their only way to get good heavy cavalry until they get the Khuveshavagan (Persian Heavy Cavalry) from their Persian Reforms.