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Illyrioi Hippeis (Illyrian Light Cavalry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 4 Morale: 11
Type: spear axe Shield: 2 Discipline: impetuous
Attack: 3 7 Skill: 10 Training: trained
Charge: 30 15 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 0.33 0.165 Soldiers: 25 Hit Points: 1
Range: 0 0 Cost: 1872 Mass: 1
Ammo: 0 0 Upkeep: 468
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Armour Piercing
Attributes: Can board ships, Improved hiding in forest, Very Hardy, Mercenary
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1.5 / 4
Mount effects: chariot +1
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, Senatvs Popvlvsqve Romanvs, Swebozez, Eleutheroi

Illyrioi Hippeis are equipped with spears and one-handed axes. These horsemen are ideal for riding down routing infantry and attacking the flanks of vulnerable phalanxes.


The Illyrioi field a light cavalry that has surprising tenacity on the battlefield. Armed with spears and axes, they are ideal for riding down routing infantry and attacking the flanks of vulnerable phalanxes. While not quite as useful as some cavalry, they have a definite presence as a somewhat inexpensive all-purpose melee cavalry.

Historically, the Illyrioi were a people that inhabited modern Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro. They were greatly influenced by their Hellenic neighbors to the south and their Makedonian neighbors to the east, but managed to stay fiercely independent until conquered by Philippos of Makedonia and Alexandros of Epeiros. That same fierceness allows them to be a reliable and fitting unit for any Epeirotes general that is clever enough to control the wild Illyrioi provinces.