Khergit Horseman

Khergit Horseman

Weekly Wages
18 denars
17-9 denars Mount and Blade Warband mini logo
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
20 denars
40 denars Mount and Blade Warband mini logo
Exp For Kill
114 xp
Ransom Value
96 denars

Khergit Horsemen are troops of the Khergit Khanate.

The name Khergit Horseman is somewhat redundant, since nearly all Khergit troops are mounted.


Khergit Horsemen are rather competent at ranged mounted combat. Their bow and quiver, augmented with 4 Power Draw and 3 Horse Archery, makes them useful at harassment. They also upgrade pretty fast into either a Khergit Lancer or a Khergit Horse Archer, both of which are useful on the battlefield.

Since Horsemen don't have any Power Strike but have lots of Power Draw, it may be best for them to hold position with your Horse Archers on top of a hill, or simply out of the way, on level terrain, to rain arrows down on the enemy while your Lancers charge through their lines. They are also suited to siege defense, as they are incredibly accurate and shoot somewhat powerfully and quickly.

In Warband, they have a very high chance of riding Hunters as well as wielding Light Lances along with their standard Nomad Bow and Arrows. As a result, Khergit Horsemen are a very useful general purpose cavalry unit. They are cheaper than the first cavalry available to any other faction thanks to their lower troop tier, and they are usable as skirmishers as long as they remain under the player's direct command.

Horsemen are arguably more useful than their upgraded counterparts, as they do not suffer as badly from ammunition limitations like either normal or elite Horse Archers, nor are they as prone to getting surrounded and killed as Courser mounted Lancers.

Stats and equipmentEdit

Note: Troops have a set of default stats; at the beginning of a new game, these stats are randomly adjusted for each type of troop. The following is the default set for this troop as seen within the game code and may not reflect the specific stats you will see during actual gameplay. For more information, see Troop stats.

Khergit Horseman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 14
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 46
(Possible): Steppe Cap (leather a), Steppe Cap (leather b), Spiked Helmet, Nomad Cap
Body Armor
Nomad Robe, Nomad Vest
Khergit Leather Boots, Hide Boots
Skill Points
Ironflesh 2
Power Strike 0
Power Throw 2
Power Draw 4
Weapon Master 0
Shield 1
Athletics 0
Riding 5
Horse Archery 3
Looting 0
Trainer 0
Tracking 0
Tactics 0
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 2
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 1
Leadership 1
Trade 2
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 80
Two Handed Weapons 80
Polearms 80
Archery 80
Crossbows 80
Throwing 80
Melee Weapons
Light Lance, Sabre, Spear
Ranged Weapons
Nomad Bow, Arrows
(Possible): Plain Cavalry Shield, Round Cavalry Shield
Steppe Horse, Hunter

Troops in the Khergit Khanate
Khergit Tribesman
Khergit Skirmisher
Khergit Horseman
Khergit LancerKhergit Horse Archer
Khergit Veteran Horse Archer