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Curepos (Gallic Mercenary Light Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 5 Morale: 11
Type: spear spear Shield: 2 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 3 Skill: 11 Training: trained
Charge: 30 30 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.33 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 1983 Mass: 1
Ammo: 8 0 Upkeep: 496
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown missile
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 2 / 4
Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
Ownership: Aedui, Arche Seleukeia, Arverni, As'Sab'yn wal'Jau, Baktria, Casse, Epeiros, Getai, Hayasdan, Iberia, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pahlav, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Saka, Sauromatae, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Curepos are comparatively well-trained, spear and javelin-armed mercenary Gallic light cavalry.


Curepos (Kor-ep-os; "Free Horse") are mercenary Gallic light cavalry. Comparatively well-trained to many of their enemies' cavalry, they are invaluable to a Gallic army. They throw javelins at a distance, depleting an enemy before charging with their main spears. They are trained to throw javelins, charge, and withdraw repeatedly, and they do it well. They are so named for their speed, rather than equipment. A bronze helmet, shield, and their weapons may not seem the equipment of any partiuclarly great cavalry, but they are a solid medium cavalry force, capable of running down routers, defeating light cavalry, and skirmishing if necessary.

Historically, Gauls were rather fond of cavalry in their later years. While Celts were originally more based upon infantry and chariots, and still were built around varying degrees of infantry, the value of extremely mobile cavalry was constantly more apparent. With that in mind, they developed good quality cavalry that could be used as both shock cavalry and ambushers. These cavalry were a large basis of what the Romans employed as their Gallic cavalry auxilia, though a bit heavier than the Gallic originals.