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Mezenai (Dacian Light Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 3 Morale: 13
Type: spear spear Shield: 3 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 4 8 Skill: 10 Training: untrained
Charge: 24 24 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.15 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 55 0 Cost: 1906 Mass: 1
Ammo: 8 0 Upkeep: 477
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Can form cantabrian circle
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 2 / 4
Mount effects: elephant +1, chariot +2
Ownership: Getai

These horsemen form the mounted counterparts of the komatai war bands.

Expert at Hiding in Woods

These horsemen form the mounted counterparts of the Komatai war bands. They ride into battle armored with studded leather armor and trousers, while carrying javelins, spears and short swords. Their nimble horses allow for very good performance in any type of terrain, being often used to screen flanks, charge home and for pursuit once an enemy is broken. They are also expert scouts and perfectly suited for the scorched-earth raiding tactics commonly used by the Getai. While they can pose problems to heavy cavalry when using javelins, they’ll also carve a bloody path through most medium cavalry with their spears.

Historically, the word ‘mezena’ is a purely Thracian one meaning rider or horseman as a tomb inscription reveals. These riders were nothing more than Komatai who could afford losing their horse on the battlefield. They preferred the short sword to the common sica due to their stabbing effectivness and in pursuit. Their numbers fluctuated, and could at times be considerable. When Alexandros pushed up to the Danube, many thousands from the Mezenai confronted him there.