Quality: Average

Type: Early Professional

Soldiers: 32

Melee: 5

Missile: 4

Charge: 6

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 8

Armour: 3

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 3

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 455

Upkeep: 225

Mounted archers armed with a composite bow, sword and shield.
Simply meaning "horse-archers", Ippotoxotai is a generic name for cavalry archers serving in the Empire's armies. Up until the early medieval period, cavalry such as this were used to directly charge enemy lines as multi-role archers/lancers. However, the development of heavier armoured cavalry and the recruitment of Turkopouloi (soldiers of mixed Greek/Turkish heritage) changed their role to that of mounted archers, taking advantage of the Turkopoles' skills in the saddle. They were armed with a composite bow, sword and a round shield.

  • Stables
  • Cavalry Stables
  • Baron's Stables
  • Ippotoxotai are available in Castles with a Baron's Stables.