Mamluk Archers (M2TW unit)
Bought as slaves, and trained from boyhood, these formidable soldiers excel at archery, but can also hold their own in melee.
|Primary weapon:||Cavalry composite bow (Missile)|
|Secondary weapon:||Cavalry mace (Melee)|
|Weapon attributes:||Armour piercing|
Mamluks are the elite professional cavalry of the Egyptian Army. Bought as slaves from the hardy Turkish steppe peoples, they are trained from boyhood to be men of the sword. When their training is finished, they are freed and enrolled in the army. Although cavalry archers, these are no light skirmishers. Instead they operate in close formation to lay down a heavy barrage of fire. They have maces for use on anyone who gets too close.
- Can board ships
- Can form up and charge
- Can hide in forest
- Can withdraw
- Cantabrian circle