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    Xsaapāvan Skudra Member Atraphoenix's Avatar
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    Default No heavy cavalry for pontus, why?

    Pontus is fun to play and very suitable both for roleplaying and also for blitzing.
    But as far as I know they were a persian origin dynasty. So in theory they should have heavy cavalry.
    In EDU they have only cappadokian medium cavalry and is piece of cake for armenian or parthian cataphracts.
    I have no idea wether it is designed like that intentionally by the team for historical accuracy or not enough unit cards with exes.

    It is just a wish pontus is very popular. I like her but as she has no heavy cavalry mostly I stick with Parthians for that reason.



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    Default Re: No heavy cavalry for pontus, why?

    Pontus get access to Kinsmen Heavy Cavalry in Hayasdan, Sophene, Abdurbadegan, Media, Elymais, Persis, Parthava & Khoarene. They will do the work of heavy cavalry...
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    Default Re: No heavy cavalry for pontus, why?

    The Pontic kingdom indeed gets heavy cavalry, and a roster of heavy horse which is quite comparable to the Seleucids, Macedonians and the Sarmatians, and includes chariots. Now, granted I would have wanted to see some kind of Lycian extra-heavy cavalry in there somewhere... But as it is right now, the Pontic have a roster leaning strongly between medium and heavy ranges.


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    Default Re: No heavy cavalry for pontus, why?

    Atraphoenix,

    To win the battles with Pontos in early game it is more than enough to have in each stack:

    - One unit of Khuveshavagane Shanvar (general),
    - One unit of Katpatuka Asabara (though called "medium", they are very good and versatile unit, better than most of "medium cavalry" of their opponents),
    - One unit of Harmata Drepanephora (battle winners for Pontos, just use them in the right moment and right place).

    In late game you can use Khuveshavagan from Hayasdan regions too.

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    Default Re: No heavy cavalry for pontus, why?

    Thanks
    maybe out of topic but I used hellenic offices for pontus in my mod. Did they use persian in the court or both greek, any idea?
    I know their dynasty was a persian origined one like Hayasdan.
    BTW I hope team will add offices for each factions in EB2 at least known ones mostly non nomadic or barbaric (in fact it is under debate who is barbaric) so I can play more than modding



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