(Hellenistic Light Cavalry)
|Unit type||Light Cavalry|
|Base cost||40 Food, 40 Wealth, 20 Metal|
|Ramping cost||2 Wealth|
|Creation time||19.3 seconds|
|Line of sight||15|
|Population cost||1 Population|
The Prodromoi are an excellent light cavalry unit, ideal for raiding, flanking and scouting because of their rapid pace. They are well-trained, and their Phrygian or Boeotian-type helmets and their linothorakes make them better armoured than most other light cavalry. While this gives them some staying power, they still should not be used to charge at heavier units. Instead they are best for chasing down light missile troops.
Historically, the Prodromoi were smaller members of the nobility, which was beneficial both to their speed and their staying power. They were used for skirmishing and also to protect the heavy cavalry from missile troops.