The Fatimid Caliphate

Quality: Militia

Type: LocalLacks formal military training, typically low discipline and less morale

Soldiers: 40

Melee: 3

Missile: 10

Charge: 5

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 4

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 320

Upkeep: 175

Fast skirmishers with javelins, best used to harass enemy flanks and fend off archers.
The Desert Cavalry are a mixture of Moors and Arabs living in the arid and desert regions of North Africa and the Middle East. The heat of the desert makes armour unpopular with these men, but their loose-fitting robes give them protection both from the sun, and spent missiles or light blows. Armed with javelins these fast moving companies are best against other light soldiers, or harassing enemy flanks where can stay out of harm's way.

  • Stables
  • In Castles, Desert Cavalry are recruited in Stables.