Sarranid Horseman

Sarranid Horseman

Weekly Wages
33-17 denars
Upgrades To...
Upgrade Cost
80 denars
Exp For Kill
180 xp
Ransom Value
150 denars

Sarranid Horsemen are the basic cavalry of the Sarranid Sultanate.


They are considerably faster than Sarranid Mamlukes, but also far weaker. One should not use Horsemen in a joint charge with heavy cavalry, since Horsemen tend to outrun their allies and can find themselves out of position, often costing unnecessary lives.

Being the troop with best balance between armor and speed for their tier, they could be considered the most agile tier 4 cavalry. The reason for this is that Swadian Men-at-Arms are much slower than Sarranid Horseman due to lack of Coursers. Khergit Lancers are sometimes equipped with Coursers, but can also receive armored Steppe Horses still making them slower on average than Sarranid Horsemen. Sarranid Horsemen are best at fighting enemy armies that have large numbers of archers. Sarranid horseman can easily rush archers down in little time. They are best combined with any sort of infantry that can provoke enemy archers onto themselves, allowing Sarranid Horseman to make efficient flanking attacks to wipe out the enemies.

Because of their fast movement on the battlefield, Sarranid Horsemen may also do well in flanking light infantry and finishing off routed enemy troops.

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The idea of flanking attack:

Picture 1: Sarranid Veteran Footmen provoke Sea Raiders.

Picture 2: Sarranid Horsemen attack from the other side leaving the enemy no chance.

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This tactic is best used on the plain battlefields without mountains, so that Sarranid Horsemen can easily maneuver around enemies when making flank attacks.

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.

Sarranid Horseman - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 20
Strength 7
Agility 5
Intelligence 4
Charisma 4
Health 46
Horseman Helmet
Body Armor
Sarranid Mail Shirt
Plated Boots, Sarranid Leather Boots
(Possible): Leather Gloves
Skill Points
Ironflesh 2
Power Strike 3
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 2
Athletics 0
Riding 5
Horse Archery 0
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 120
Two Handed Weapons 100
Polearms 110
Archery 0
Crossbows 0
Throwing 0
Melee Weapons
Lance, Sarranid Arming Sword, Elite Scimitar, Winged Mace
Ranged Weapons
Round Cavalry Shield
Desert Horse, Courser, Hunter

Troops in the Sarranid Sultanate
Sarranid Recruit
Sarranid Footman
Sarranid SkirmisherSarranid Veteran Footman
Sarranid ArcherSarranid InfantrySarranid Horseman
Sarranid Master ArcherSarranid GuardSarranid Mamluke