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Prodromoi
(Hellenistic Light Cavalry)
Prodromoi icon
Unit type Light Cavalry
Base cost 40 Food Food, 40 Wealth Wealth, 20 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 2 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 19.3 seconds
Hit points 170
Line of sight 15
Movement speed 43
Attack strength 24
Attack range 0-0
Armour 8
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Stable
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to none
Available to Seleucid IconBactrian IconMacedon IconEpirote IconAchaean League IconPontic Icon

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

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