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Epones Cavalry Spearman
Epones
Availability:  Carthaginians, Iberians, Macedonians, Persians, Ptolemies, Romans, Seleucids, Spartans
Trained At:  Barracks, Civic Centre
Advance Required:  None
Bonuses:  2.0x vs. Infantry Swordsman, 1.5x Infantry Skirmisher
Countered By:  Infantry Spearman, Infantry Archer, Elephants.
Attack:  10 Hack
Armor:  1 Hack, 5 Pierce, 2 Crush
Hitpoints:  150
Range:  Long Melee (6)
Cost:  80 food, 55 wood
Speed:  13.0
Population:  1
 These represent the unit's base general stats, most civilizations will differ.
 

Cavalry Spearmen are melee Cavalry that deal both pierce and hack damage in combat against with significant bonuses against Infantry Swordsmen, Infantry Skirmishers and Siege Units, in addition to often being heavily armored. In addition they are quite nimble, capable of quickly entering a foray and then retreating to safety - this proves useful against most ranged units even Archers despite them receiving bonuses against Cavalry. They typically are used to Flank opponents to quickly rout ranged infantry behind a mass of spearmen or hit swordsmen. Promoted Cavalry Spearmen receive upgrades to all their attacks, along with hitpoints and armor making them more effective.

Cavalry Spearmen are sometimes produced at the Civilization Center and/or usually found at the Barracks. While the Persians have a special Stable building that produces all their cavalry.

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