MTW Mamluk Horse Archers
|Mamluk Horse Archers|
|Unit Type:||Missile Cavalry|
|Speed:||9, 20, 22|
|Notes:||Elite, +1 valour in Sinai|
|Dismounts to:||Desert Archers|
|Buildings Needed:||Horse Breeder's Guild, Bowyer's Guild|
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Mamluk Horse Archers are available to the Egyptians. Their speed can be used to harass infantry and cavalry alike, and their good morale and Elite status make them much more reliable than the standard mounted archer units. Use Mamluk Horse Archers to lure individual enemy units away from the main body of their army. Once their arrows are expended, Mamluk Horse Archers can be used like light cavalry, chasing down routing units and archers and performing attacks on the flanks and rear of engaged enemy units. They carry the standard cavalry shield which protects them in melee and from missile weapons.
Mamluk Horse Archers recruited in Sinai gain a +1 bonus to valour.
In siege battles, Mamluk Horse Archers may be dismounted for Desert Archers.
|Missile Statistics - Weapon Type: Mounted Bow|
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The bow Mamluk Horse Archers use does not have any armour piercing bonus, so firing on heavily armoured units will have minimal effect. They also fire on an arc, which means the shot takes a while to reach the target and can miss fast moving units altogether. Missile cavalry should never get involved in duels with infantry missiles. Mounted archers are less accurate, have fewer arrows per volley, and present a bigger target so they will take more casualties. Overall archer effectiveness will suffer in rainy weather.