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The Cataphract is the standard Heavy Cavalry of the Classical Age. Like all cavalry, it is trained and upgraded at the Stable, and requires the research of Military 2 (Mercenaries) to become avaliable.
The Cataphract has an advantage against most units, except for Heavy Infantry, and if enough of them can be recruited before the target advances to the Medieval Age (or little after), they can be a tide-turner when properly supported.
Unit Costs Edit
Unit production cost increases progressively with every Stable unit on the field or currently in production. The default increase is of 1 Wealth and 1 Metal for the second unit created, and grows exponentially from then on. Upgrading this unit costs double the base cost of the unit it will upgrade to; this means that the upgrade to Knight has a cost of 100 Wealth, 120 Metal. It's important to note, however, that these prices are the default standard, and actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies/ages, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
Unique Units Edit
The following nations have a unique unit that replaces the Cataphract: