Were Scythed Chariots really that effective against cavalry?
In EB scythed chariots chew up cavalry faster than anything I've ever seen. I have no idea why (lethality too high?). I've simmed battles against very hard AI, using a single unit of scythed chariots against 2 squads of hetairoi or kataphractoi and they win without taking many casualties (like 5 or 6 chariots lost vs 140 odd elite cavalry). Were they always this effective against cavalry in real life? I mean I guess it does make a bit of sense, what with blades not being exactly healthy to horses, but were there actually historical accounts of scythed chariot against cavalry?