The Heavy Horse Archer is the standard ranged cavalry of the Medieval Age. Like all Ranged Cavalry, Heavy Horse Archers are fast raiders able to fire even while moving. They are effective when fighting Heavy Infantry, Artillery Weapons, Civilians and Support Units. Heavy Horse Archers are countered with Light Cavalry and Foot Archers.
The Heavy Horse Archer is trained and upgraded at the Stable.
Production cost for this unit increases progressively with every Stable unit on the field or currently in production. However, the maximum cost for Heavy Horse Archer is capped at 135 Timber / 90 Wealth. Actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
Unique Heavy Horse Archers Edit
- The Egyptians train the Heavy Chariot instead.
- The Lakota train the faster Eagle Feather Horse instead. They also receive Ranged Cavalry upgrades for free and receive +4 Food for every cavalry instead of building Farms.
- The Mongols train the Steppe Nomad instead. They also create mounted units 10% cheaper and 20% faster and receive free Ranged Cavalry units when completing a Stable.
- The Nubians train the Heavy Camel Archer instead.