(Hellenistic Levy Javelin Cavalry)
Hippakontistai icon
Unit type Javelin Cavalry
Base cost 30 Food Food, 20 Wealth Wealth, 10 Timber Timber
Ramping cost 1 Wealth Wealth, 1 Timber Timber
Creation time 11.9 seconds
Hit points 105
Line of sight 11
Movement speed 41
Attack strength 25
Attack range 4-9
Armour 2
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Stable
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to none
Available to Ptolemaic IconMacedon IconEpirote IconChremonidian League IconAchaean League IconPontic Icon

The Hippakontistai are light javelin-armed cavalrymen. They are faster and better-armed than their infantry counterparts, but also more expensive. As a ranged cavalry unit, these horsemen are most effective against melee infantry, though they also excel at attacking civilians. However they have little in the way of armour, with only a small shield and sometimes padded cloth, making them vulnerable against other missile troops, and they will be slaughtered if any melee cavalry or spearmen manage to reach them.


Historically, the Hippakontistai came from the poorest noble families, who could afford a horse but not armour. They were used in a skirmishing role.


Their unit model was changed in The Hellenistic Era 0.11.


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