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Xosenthōzez Marxoreidondijoi (Germanic Heavy Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 11 Morale: 16
Type: spear sword Shield: 2 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 6 12 Skill: 11 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 30 15 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.33 0.225 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 4034 Mass: 1
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 1009
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Hardy
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.5 / 4
Mount effects: elephant -4, chariot +2
Ownership: Swebozez

Germanic Heavy Cavalry are mounted professional warriors from Germanic tribes who possess Celtic war-gear and warhorses, the best arms and armor available, flocking to their war-leader’s banner because of his honor and success in battle.


χo-senþōzez Marχo-reiðonðijoi
(kho-SEN-thō-zez MAR-kho-REI-dhon-dhi-joi, "Warhorse-riding Companions")

Xosenthōzez Marxoreidondijoi, whose name can also mean "Companion Cavalry" are a heavy cavalry unit composed of the Germanic tribes' best warriors, by foot or horseback, who possess Celtic wargear and warhorses, the best arms and armor available. They are Long-hairs who have joined the bodyguard of a chieftain or other powerful lord who can provide them with the finest Celtic warhorses and wargrear at his disposal. Their original strict discipline and training has been augmented by years of warfare, hardening them as they gain glory and wealth through battle prowess and weapon skill. They are extremely wealthy and powerful men, but still fiercely loyal to their lord who brings them victory.

Warhorse-riding Companions can be used most effectively as shock troops whose charges can break the enemy line and destory their flanks, but they are also useful for overrunning heavy infantry and slaughtering lighter cavalry.

Historically, Germanic tribes did not frequently use cavalry and their warriors mainly fought on foot, however, some tribes were known for their use of cavalry and many peoples praised the good quality of Germanic cavalry.