These fast moving mounted archers are a major thorn in the European's side. Their ability to fire while on the move allows them to run circles around the opposition.
— Official Description


The horse archer is a light, permanently mounted Arabian unit that rides a horse into battle. He uses his bow to fire at enemies from a large distance, and he can even shoot while on the move.

The horse archer is recruited at the mercenary post.



  • Marching armies are favorable targets for horse archers, since foot soldiers must stop in order to retaliate, well long after the horse archers could easily release a few free volleys.
  • Horse archers can easily focus down tower-mounted siege engines and light defenders with concentrated fire.



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