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1st Apr '18 3:35:17 PM Malady
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* MagicTheGathering: Tarkir's [[HordesFromTheEast Mardu Horde]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386595 has this]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386481 as one of]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386628 it's specialties]].

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* MagicTheGathering: ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Tarkir's [[HordesFromTheEast Mardu Horde]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386595 has this]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386481 as one of]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386628 it's specialties]].
9th Mar '18 6:53:20 PM UltraWren
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TruthInTelevision for numerous civilizations, of course, with many historical armies being made up partly or primarily of horse archers. Prior to the invention of the stirrup, lance warfare was impossible as it would knock the rider off the horse. The Huns and Mongols are the best-known of these, and have spawned any number of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture clones]] in fantasy literature, but almost every civilization that had horses has used these at some point, often to [[GameBreaker devastating effectiveness]], and the {{Samurai}} used the dai-kyu (a type of recurved longbow) from horseback up until the Meiji Restoration.

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TruthInTelevision for numerous civilizations, of course, with many historical armies being made up partly or primarily of horse archers. Prior to the invention of the stirrup, lance warfare was impossible demanded a great deal more skill as it would knock required both hands holding the rider off the horse.weapon. The Huns and Mongols are the best-known of these, and have spawned any number of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture clones]] in fantasy literature, but almost every civilization that had horses has used these at some point, often to [[GameBreaker devastating effectiveness]], and the {{Samurai}} used the dai-kyu (a type of recurved longbow) from horseback up until the Meiji Restoration.
8th Mar '18 10:42:11 AM Adeon
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* Horse archers appear frequently in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. They're pretty much always light skirmishers and harassing/flanking units, and they range from the quite normal all the way to goblins on wolves and dark elves with repeater crossbows.

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* Horse archers appear frequently in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. They're pretty much always light skirmishers and harassing/flanking units, and they range from the quite normal all the way to goblins on wolves and dark elves with repeater crossbows.crossbows mounted on lizards.
7th Dec '17 9:46:19 AM pvsage
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* All the Amazon warriors of Themyscira in ''Film/WonderWoman'' train to be as good with bow and arrow on horseback as they are on the ground. The film features several BulletTime shots highlighting this.

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* All the Amazon warriors of Themyscira in ''Film/WonderWoman'' ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'' train to be as good with bow and arrow on horseback as they are on the ground. The film features several BulletTime shots highlighting this.
7th Dec '17 9:33:02 AM pvsage
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* All the Amazon warriors of Themyscira in ''Film/WonderWoman'' are as good with bow and arrow on horseback as they are on the ground. The film features several BulletTime shots highlighting this.

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* All the Amazon warriors of Themyscira in ''Film/WonderWoman'' are train to be as good with bow and arrow on horseback as they are on the ground. The film features several BulletTime shots highlighting this.
7th Dec '17 9:29:40 AM pvsage
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* All the Amazon warriors of Themyscira in ''Film/WonderWoman'' are as good with bow and arrow on horseback as they are on the ground. The film features several BulletTime shots highlighting this.
29th Nov '17 5:12:02 AM Medinoc
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** A basic mounted unit in ''Civilization IV''.

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** A basic mounted unit in ''Civilization IV''.IV'' (though since units only have one type, they[[note]]as well as mounted riflemen[[/note]] count only as mounted units and ''not'' as archers when type advantages are resolved).
24th Nov '17 12:12:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** The Romans initially considered horse archers as an interesting but ultimately useless trick, as their ''testudo'' formation offered an excellent protection from arrows and even bows with enough power to pierce their shields had a limited supply of arrows. Then at Carrhae, [[GenreSavvy the Parthians showed up with an immense reserve of arrows that allowed them to literally shoot all day]], and the rest is history (the Romans were forced to advance, got surrounded, and [[CurbStompBattle most of the Romans were utterly crushed]] by the end of it all, not helped by the following PeaceConference igniting to violence and leaving the Romans' surviving forces desperately trying to flee).

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*** The Romans initially considered horse archers as an interesting but ultimately useless trick, as their ''testudo'' formation offered an excellent protection from arrows and even bows with enough power to pierce their shields had a limited supply of arrows. Then at Carrhae, [[GenreSavvy the Parthians showed up with an immense reserve of arrows that allowed them to literally shoot all day]], day, and the rest is history (the Romans were forced to advance, got surrounded, and [[CurbStompBattle most of the Romans were utterly crushed]] by the end of it all, not helped by the following PeaceConference igniting to violence and leaving the Romans' surviving forces desperately trying to flee).
14th Nov '17 12:59:38 AM Godzilladude123
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* The Comanches, one of the most powerful Indian tribes of the North American Great Plains, managed to roll back the northward expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 17th/18th centuries and delay the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century with the help of horse archery. Ironically, it was the Spanish who re-introduced horses to North America, as no native before then had seen a horse before. In 1630 no Indian tribes were riding horses, but by 1700 all of the Texas Plains tribes including the Comanches had them, and the Comanches were the best warriors and horsemen of them all. In the 1830s and 40s they were a serious threat to the Texans encroaching on their lands: They could shoot arrows from the saddle extremely rapidly and accurately, and the arrow points made of scrap iron would often clinch when they hit bone, making them dangerous to extract. The Texans were at a severe firepower disadvantage since each man had at most a single-shot musket and pair of pistols for a total of three shots, and they were totally outclassed in the quality of their horses as well as their skill in riding them. Texas Ranger Jack Hays developed tactics to counter the Comanches, but it wasn't until they got their hands on some five-shot Colt Paterson revolvers that they had an answer to Comanche archery.

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* Many Native American tribes became excellent horse archers after the (re)introduction of horses to the continent by the Europeans.
** The Lakota and Cheyenne Indians of the Northern Plains were particularly good skirmishers who had to contend against a variety of Invaders carrying guns.
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The Comanches, one of the most powerful Indian tribes of the North American Great Plains, managed to roll back the northward expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 17th/18th centuries and delay the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century with the help of horse archery. Ironically, it was the Spanish who re-introduced horses to North America, as no native before then had seen a horse before. In 1630 no Indian tribes were riding horses, but by 1700 all of the Texas Plains tribes including the Comanches had them, and the Comanches were the best warriors and horsemen of them all. In the 1830s and 40s they were a serious threat to the Texans encroaching on their lands: They could shoot arrows from the saddle extremely rapidly and accurately, and the arrow points made of scrap iron would often clinch when they hit bone, making them dangerous to extract. The Texans were at a severe firepower disadvantage since each man had at most a single-shot musket and pair of pistols for a total of three shots, and they were totally outclassed in the quality of their horses as well as their skill in riding them. Texas Ranger Jack Hays developed tactics to counter the Comanches, but it wasn't until they got their hands on some five-shot Colt Paterson revolvers that they had an answer to Comanche archery.
3rd Nov '17 6:42:03 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassPrincess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is an ace with a bow and arrow, and she can hit a perfect bullseye while on horseback. While ''jumping over a log'' on horseback, no less!

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* BadassPrincess Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is an ace with a bow and arrow, and she can hit a perfect bullseye while on horseback. While ''jumping over a log'' on horseback, no less!
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