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Dreugulōzez Exworeidondijoi (Germanic Mercenary Light Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 4 Morale: 13
Type: spear spear Shield: 4 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 8 9 Skill: 12 Training: trained
Charge: 27 27 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.15 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 31.5 0 Cost: 2823 Mass: 1
Ammo: 4 0 Upkeep: 706
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown missile
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Hardy, Mercenary, Can form cantabrian circle
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.8 / 4
Mount effects: elephant -2, chariot +2
Ownership: Arche Seleukeia, Baktria, Epeiros, Hayasdan, Koinon Hellenon, Makedonia, Pontos, Ptolemaioi, Safot Softim biKarthadast, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Germanic Mercenary Light Cavalry are excellent horsemen, useful as scouts, as well as at harassing enemy formations before the main battle lines with their throwing spears.

Expert at Hiding in Woods

Ðreuġulōzez Eχwo-reiðonðijoi
(DhREU-ghu-lō-zez E-khwo-REI-dhon-dhi-joi, "Horse-riding Mercenaries")

Dreugulōzez Exworeidondijoi ride small and sometimes poor quality horses, though they are excellent light cavalry. They are useful as scouts as well as skirmishers. Like many Germanic warriors, however, they can lack battle-discipline and be over-keen to enter battle against worthy opponents. This can lead them to be headstrong, and difficult to restrain before a fight, as personal glory gained in battle is always welcome. Honor and standing come from fighting, and sometimes the urge for glory overwhelms their good sense!

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. Though the horses that were used by the Germanic tribes were not exceptional, Germanic horsemen could still maneuver very well and operated as a unit, rather than as an unorganized band.

These early Germanic horsemen did not use saddles by choice, nor stirrups because they were unknown in Europe at that time, later introduced by invading peoples from the east. The Germanic tribes were among the first peoples to copy the stirrup because they recognized its potential, for with a stirrup the warrior could not only mount his horse more easily but he could also "step up" on his horse to throw a spear. They were mostly armed with shield and spear and were supported by fast-moving light infantry - this light cavalry combined with light infantry allowed great tactical speed and versatility on the battlefield; the cavalry could break through enemy lines while the infantry quickly followed behind to finish off any remaining enemy soldiers.