Kataphractoi (M2TW unit)
Very heavily armoured and equipped with a lance and mace, although somewhat outdated they are still formidable troops.
|Primary weapon:||Cavalry light lance (Melee)|
|Secondary weapon:||Cavalry mace (Melee)|
|Weapon attributes:||Armour piercing|
The Kataphractoi trace their origins back to Roman times and are recruited from amongst the middle classes, providing the Byzantine army with a force of well trained and disciplined cavalry units. Exceptionally well protected and riding armoured horses, they are unworried by the arrows of their opponents. Although slightly old fashioned, with their lances and maces they are still formidable fighters on the battlefield.
Unit can adopt the wedge formation.
- Can board ships
- Can form up and charge
- Can hide in forest
- Can withdraw