Circassian Armoured Cavalry (ETW unit)

Circassian Armoured Cavalry
Circassian Armoured Cavalry
Category: Cavalry
Class: Heavy Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Melee attack: 19
Charge bonus: 17
Defence: 16
Morale: 12
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1350
Upkeep cost: 330
Etw ott city military lvl5.png

Army Staff College

Medieval cavalry in chainmail may look hopelessly old fashioned, but it is a foolish enemy who underestimates these men.

These cavalrymen may look like they have ridden out of a storybook, or be fighting Crusader knights, but they are superb horsemen and can deliver a shocking charge against an unwary enemy. If this does not break a foe’s line, they can then fight in melee with their sabres until they do win! Armour and weight, however, do not help much when facing the cannons’ blast or when trying to break into a well-formed infantry square.

The people of the Caucasus Mountains have a long tradition of producing beautiful women and brave and skilled fighters. Circassian ladies were highly regarded for their looks, intelligence, and spirit, and were considered very desirable concubines by the Ottomans. Circassian men had centuries of experience of fighting invaders and each other. They were also extremely set in their ways: they produced fine and beautiful weapons and armour in, as might be expected, somewhat conservative and traditionalist designs. Armoured cavalrymen from the Caucasus were in Russian service as well as in the Ottoman army, and were rightly regarded as an asset, not an archaic burden.


Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

Ott circassian armoured cavalry icon cavs.png
Ottoman Empire

Unit is available when controlling the region of Anatolia.


This unit is part of the Elite Units of the East DLC.