Native Indian Cavalry (ETW unit)

Native Indian Cavalry
Native Indian Cavalry
Category: Cavalry
Class: Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 21
Defence: 11
Morale: 8
Turns to train: 1
Recruitment cost: 1120
Upkeep cost: 330
Building (minimum level)
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Military Academy

Sipahis are superb horsemen and their ornate lances are deadly when brought to bear at the charge.

Though prematurely abandoned by many European armies, the lance remains a formidable weapon when used at the charge, concentrating the weight of horse and rider into a single needle-sharp point. The lance has retained its popularity in India, a centre of excellence with the weapon.

The term ‘sipahi’ has its roots in ancient Persian where it means simply ‘army’. In common with cavalry formations the world over, sipahis have an air of high status and their elaborate arms, mounts and armour underline the fact that they are not mere foot-sloggers. A general who can call on their knows that once battle is joined, the shock of their charge, skilfully applied, can swiftly destroy all but the most resolute and disciplined enemy.


Can hide in woodland
Resistant to heat fatigue

Technological abilities

Wedge formation
Diamond formation

Available for:

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France Great Britain United Provinces United States

Unit is available when holding a region in India.