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horse archers

Post by L4cus » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:28 am

mounted archers, ranged unit
needs an sprite
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Re: horse archers

Post by Badnorth » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:31 am

If I remember dreJaDe made one sprite not too far ago, Its on generic units topic I guess .
Horse crossbow I made also on generic units, might be an upgrade or a separate unit.
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Re: horse archers

Post by L4cus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:32 am

json already done, we lack of image
i have searched all around generic units and english units old topics...it was not there

about mounted crossbowmen, this will be a separated unit, england wont be able to produce them since they didnt use the crossbow that often as the bow and the longbow...other factions will be able to produce them, mmh, france had a historical unit called the craneuqineer (maybe i am wrong) that was a mounted crossbowmen
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Post by Squirrel5555 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:38 pm

Well here is an armoured horse archer. Not sure who made it, maybe Quad?
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Post by L4cus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:44 pm

yeah he did
i meant unarmored
some kind of horse archers made for skirmishing tactics
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Post by Squirrel5555 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:44 pm

Here some more I found. crossbowman
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Re: horse archers

Post by Squirrel5555 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:45 pm

I think most countries would have have mounted crossbows, only some, mainly eastern, horse archers. Not sure though
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Re: horse archers

Post by L4cus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:47 pm

yeah, is a good idea. but i wanted to give british this unit since they used to use bow more frequently than others nations
i am not really sure if they prefiered the bow or crossbow for mounted skimishers
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Re: horse archers

Post by DreJaDe » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:06 am

Did the british ever used mounted bow or even crossbow?

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Re: horse archers

Post by Squirrel5555 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:25 am

They definitely had "mounted archers" who rode to the battle field and then dismounted to shoot (kind of like early dragoons).

Not sure about actual mounted archers. We will need to check :lol:
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Post by phoenixffyrnig » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:32 am

I don't think they did have, certainly not to any meaningful capacity anyway. The long bow was too big to use on horseback, and I think horse archers were more used where steppes or plains provided huge amounts of open ground. The wooded and hilly terrain of Britain wouldn't really have suited.
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Re: horse archers

Post by Badnorth » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:05 am

L4cus wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:44 pm
yeah he did
i meant unarmored
some kind of horse archers made for skirmishing tactics
I think dre made one
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Re: horse archers

Post by Badnorth » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 am

Squirrel5555 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Well here is an armoured horse archer. Not sure who made it, maybe Quad?
That one looks ugly It needs a new armored version. Goodlooking and historically correct.
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Re: horse archers

Post by L4cus » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:28 pm

phoenixffyrnig wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:32 am
I don't think they did have, certainly not to any meaningful capacity anyway. The long bow was too big to use on horseback, and I think horse archers were more used where steppes or plains provided huge amounts of open ground. The wooded and hilly terrain of Britain wouldn't really have suited.
so it could be named steppe archer, and be aviable for idk those kingdoms that had steppes xd
i am really bad for geography sorry
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Post by phoenixffyrnig » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:11 am

Yeah, I was looking a bit more into it last night. Aswell, it seems that the difficulty of accurately using a bow on horseback means it was mainly only used by cultures who were born in the saddle, so had exceptional riding ability.

Examples would be Mongols, Seljuk (Turks), and Magyars, Slavs, Baltics (ie pretty much everywhere in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Re: horse archers

Post by L4cus » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:51 am

i had some ideas but yeah it confirms them!
right now i ahve done lots of units json and some basic techs
i cant test it but i can say i am trying to make it balanced and funy
there are some few missing sprites i will post in its own topic
for example: musket upgrade tech, fletching tech, and some more
also some units still need some polishing so maybe i will ask for them later
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