(Hellenistic Levy Javelin Cavalry)
|Unit type||Javelin Cavalry|
|Base cost||30 Food, 20 Wealth, 10 Timber|
|Ramping cost||1 Wealth, 1 Timber|
|Creation time||11.9 seconds|
|Line of sight||11|
|Population cost||1 Population|
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.