Army New!! However, my current campaign I'm playing as Seleucids and I intend to use them in earnest after I research the tech I need to be able to recruit them. Learn more. Originally Posted by Craterus. Check it out in Ludus Magna. Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Buy cath archers all the time until you get caths.
The stats are as follows: Cataphract Archers: 9 Attack, 22 Defense, 3 Charge I've often won battles with only 2 groups of 3 or 4 Cat Archers. BUG-FIXER, an unofficial patch for both Rome: Total War and its expansion pack. › totalwar › attila › unit › u=att_ger_sarmatian_cata.
Cataphract Archers - Alans Missile Cavalry: These heavily-armoured, mounted archers can fire from the saddle at pace.
However i think that people do not usually use the heaviest and most powerfully armored cavalry units in the game to chase peasants, plebs, and skirmishers.
Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Go for both, that's what I'd do plus Cat Archers can fire missiles which adds to their usefullness. Most of my troops were cavalry, including three units of cataphracts. The reality is, however, that once the kingdoms and states of Europe reached a level of governmental organization that allowed them to field well trained, well armed standing infantry armies, Knights and other cavalry branches were more or less obsolete.
If the enemy is full of heavy spearmen, use your missiles in skirmish mode and retreat behind your own infantry and foot missile units. Which units have them?
Freshly charged Cataphracts will win a cavalry melee against most 2. Try pressing ALT whilst having the unit selected, and see if a new icon shows up. They were the forerunners of the medieval knight but on a classical.
I thought the Seleucids were strong, but.
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The reality is, however, that once the kingdoms and states of Europe reached a level of governmental organization that allowed them to field well trained, well armed standing infantry armies, Knights and other cavalry branches were more or less obsolete. It might have increase the force of the charge somewhat, by giving the ability to transfer more of the force of the charge into the tip of a couched lance, but it was still certainly possible to charge.
As long as you hold alt when ordering attack they will switch.
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Don't forget that Cataphracts have secondary mace attack with attack rating of 9 and armor piercering abilitiy.
I can't thank you enough for all the support! The combination of skill and the deadly composite bow, which could puncture straight through armour, made their horsemen the dread of all those they encountered. In one of my original campaigns as Parthia I used cataphracts a little, and on one occasion I managed to route an entire army with one frontal charge.