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Parasim Libi-Ponnim (Liby-Phoenician Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 10 Morale: 13
Type: spear sword Shield: 4 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 4 9 Skill: 9 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 32 15 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.38 0.11 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 3137 Mass: 1
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 784
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.5 / 4
Mount effects: elephant -1, chariot +2
Ownership: Safot Softim biKarthadast

Liby-Phoenician Cavalry are extremely well disciplined, since they are naught but the best regular soldiers Kart-Hadast has to offer.


Shofet! These are the finest sons of Phoenician noblemen and the prettiest of the local Libyan girls. They were brought up far better than bastards deserve, and now serve as fine cavalry.

The Liby-Phoenician cavalry are extremely well disciplined horsemen, since they are naught but the best regular soldiers Kart-Hadast has to offer. They use mostly Hellenistic equipment. Armored in fine scale and linen, they can last long in a melee after charging home with their lances. A fine helmet and a big round shield augments this protection, as do boots copied from the Makedonians.

Historically, Carthage used its native cavalry mostly for the defense of the homeland. In the inscription mentioned by Polybios, the Liby-Phoenician cavalry is mentioned as one of the veteran troops of Hannibal in Italy. The cavalry of the Carthaginian state had an important role in crushing the Roman army of Atilivs Regvlvs when he invaded Africa in 255 BC. In the Battle of Zama in 202 BC, the Carthaginian cavalry didn’t have an important role as they were routed mainly by their own elephants, also present in the Carthaginian army.