Cavalry troops move very quickly on horseback, and have devastating attacks.
Where to use
- Cavalry can be used for quick attacks against other players. They are especially useful when the enemy is online.
- Cavalry make nice raiders of low level barbarian camps (up to lvl 3), because of their decent load and high speed.
- Because of this same speed and load, they're also nice troops to use if you need to quickly transport resources between (alliance's) cities
- They are good for destroying wall mounted crossbows. They are good to take out spike barriers but make sure there are no wall mounted crossbows, cavalry wont die against a city with only spiked barriers they will clear the spikes then you can send supply wagons in.
- Do not use against big armies of pikemen.
- Do not use on defend.
neigh they say...
- Upkeep: 18
- Might: 5
Note that Cavalry are actually quite effective against spiked barriers: it is confirmed that 2k cavelry can take out 6k spikes with no losses (all research levels for this test were lvl 9)