New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

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Longbow
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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by Longbow » September 2nd, 2008, 3:48 pm

Thank you :)
I just call it Longbow's era but I don't know how to distribute it yet :(
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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by Chris NS » September 2nd, 2008, 5:01 pm

I like the idea of a level 0 mounted unit, but I'm not sure about making it a charging unit. It's enough of a gamble using level 1 horsemen, and it seems like it would be very difficult to use level 0 charging units without them all ending up dead. And cannon-fodder doesn't really fit into a loyalist faction (unlike orcs and undead).

I'd look at making a level 0 variation of the Cavalryman instead. That would have a nice niche as a cheap village grabber. Bear in mind, however, that including a level 0 mounted unit would have major implications for balancing wherever it was used.

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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by PingPangQui » September 3rd, 2008, 6:46 pm

Why not give this unit a spear (which may either be thrown or used in close combat) instead of a lance or an expensive sword?
The attacks could be:

5-2 melee pierce
5-1 ranged pierce
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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by eisfrei » September 3rd, 2008, 7:03 pm

Chris NS wrote:I like the idea of a level 0 mounted unit, but I'm not sure about making it a charging unit. It's enough of a gamble using level 1 horsemen, and it seems like it would be very difficult to use level 0 charging units without them all ending up dead. And cannon-fodder doesn't really fit into a loyalist faction (unlike orcs and undead).

I'd look at making a level 0 variation of the Cavalryman instead. That would have a nice niche as a cheap village grabber. Bear in mind, however, that including a level 0 mounted unit would have major implications for balancing wherever it was used.
That the Squire is dieing quickly is a big Problem I already faced, playing around with it.... I also wanted to make a cavalryman L0 too, but didn't found the time yet - He would be a good and cheap village grabber. That's right
The Balancing isn't such a big Problem, 'cause I don't think it will be added to the mainline somehow... Just in a UMC Era or Campaign ... and there it could fit in well, when you think of a civil rebellation or whatever - it doesn't have to be that strong, like the peasants....

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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by Longbow » September 5th, 2008, 5:01 pm

5 or 6-2 would probably be good, more power-per-strike than the peasant but less attacks.
Trouble with ranged attack is you violate RIPLIB i think as the Horseman has no ranged.
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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by chaoticwanderer » September 13th, 2008, 2:40 pm

It's an interesting idea but keep in mind, as someone mentioned, adding a new unit would have lots a of balancing issues. As of now, one of the flaws of the loyalists is having no cheap scouting units; the light cavalry fixes that problem, and makes the Loyalists imbalanced; all the other factions would need some new edge, or the Loyalists would have to be toned down in another area.
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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by cretin » September 13th, 2008, 3:21 pm

thats not really a problem chaoticwanderer, since this will not be put in mainline but rather user made campaigns and such.

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Re: New Level 0 Unit: Light Cavalrymen

Post by chaoticwanderer » September 14th, 2008, 4:14 pm

Okay then, that's not a problem. I like the idea.
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