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16th Jun '16 5:28:33 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' The Chanari desert tribes of Mars frequently use bows on the backs of bahmoots, horse-sized, velociraptor-like reptiles. They're essentially alien Bedouin mixed with the Mongols.
19th May '16 1:47:49 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Apr '16 4:41:54 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Literature/LastOfTheBreed'' by Louis L'Amour is a fictional story of Native American United States Air Force pilot Major Joseph Makatozi (Joe Mack), shot down by the Soviets over the ocean between Russia and Alaska and then captured.
26th Apr '16 4:33:42 PM Theriocephalus
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* English had a fondness for what might be called "dragoon archers". They were mounted longbowmen who dismounted to use their longbows while the knights except for a small reserve dismounted beside them to form a backup. In a way it was an extension of classic [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]], and [[HornyVikings Scandinavian]] tactics with an addition of the longbow as a major feature as opposed to the oddball weapon it was to the Norse and Saxons.
* Chariots were the predecessor of Horse Archers, in many countries(though among the Celts they were just an AwesomePersonnelCarrier). They used similar tactics to horse archers and of course had both horses and archers though they didn't have archers mounted on horses for a long time. In a famous passage from a Sanscrit epic, Aryan charioteers actually make a [[ICallHerVera love song]] to their bows.

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* The English had a fondness for what might be called "dragoon archers". They were mounted longbowmen who dismounted to use their longbows while the knights except for a small reserve dismounted beside them to form a backup. In a way it was an extension of classic [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]], and [[HornyVikings Scandinavian]] tactics with an addition of the longbow as a major feature as opposed to the oddball weapon it was to the Norse and Saxons.
* Chariots were the predecessor of Horse Archers, in many countries(though countries (though among the Celts they were just an AwesomePersonnelCarrier). They used similar tactics to horse archers and of course had both horses and archers though they didn't have archers mounted on horses for a long time. In a famous passage from a Sanscrit epic, Aryan charioteers actually make a [[ICallHerVera love song]] to their bows.
26th Apr '16 1:16:49 PM Theriocephalus
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** Parthian horse archers were devastating against the Romans at Carrhae (53 BCE)-- particularly impressive in that they did so without stirrups. (Incidentally, it's often claimed that the phrase "parting shot" is a corruption of "Parthian shot". In truth it's a coincidence and the two were coined separately.) They in turn learned it from the Scythians, who successfully prevented the armies of both Darius and Alexander the Great from expanding their empires into the Northern Ukraine and Russia through evasion and harassing.
*** 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 the day]], and the rest is history.

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** Parthian horse archers were devastating against the Romans at Carrhae (53 BCE)-- BCE) -- particularly impressive in that they did so without stirrups. (Incidentally, it's often claimed that the phrase "parting shot" is a corruption of "Parthian shot". In truth it's a coincidence and the two were coined separately.) They in turn learned it from the Scythians, who successfully prevented the armies of both Darius and Alexander the Great from expanding their empires into the Northern Ukraine and Russia through evasion and harassing.
*** 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 the day]], and the rest is history.
6th Apr '16 2:47:25 AM Wuz
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* Any bow-using centaur in ''Manga/ACentaur'sLife'' is this by default. The main character's family is descended from the warrior class, and Hime keeps up with the tradition of using bow and arrow. Apparently she can also ride horses, but this has been alluded to instead of shown.

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* Any bow-using centaur in ''Manga/ACentaur'sLife'' ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' is this by default. The main character's family is descended from the warrior class, and Hime keeps up with the tradition of using bow and arrow. Apparently she can also ride horses, but this has been alluded to instead of shown.
14th Mar '16 1:16:17 AM ChaosGallade
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** The Bow Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Despite sharing the same name as the Tellius unit, they function the same as Rangers from ''Sacred Stones'', in being a promotion from Mercenaries and Archers and using bows and swords.
** The Kinshi Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is an extreme example, being a {{Pegasus}}-riding class that learns to use bows in addition to spears.

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** The Bow Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Despite sharing the same name as the Tellius unit, they function the same as Rangers from ''Sacred Stones'', in being a promotion from Mercenaries and Archers and using bows and swords.
swords. This class makes a return in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', where not only does it still promote from Mercenaries, but also promotes from Outlaw[[note]]The bow-wielding variant of Thief[[/note]].
** The Kinshi Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is an extreme example, being a {{Pegasus}}-riding Kinshi[[note]]A bird large enough to carry a human[[/note]]-riding class that learns to use bows in addition to spears.lances.
1st Mar '16 10:56:59 AM KnightOfTheGrey
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} has Ungol [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Horse Archers]], Hobgoblin Wolf Riders, Wood Elf Glade Riders, and Empire Pistoliers (who, as the name suggests, aren't quite horse ''archers'', but definitely ride horses). Kurgans, basically Turkic-Slavic barbarians who worship the Chaos Gods, predictably have this as a hat.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} has Ungol [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Horse Archers]], Hobgoblin Wolf Riders, Wood Elf Glade Riders, archers appear frequently in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. They're pretty much always light skirmishers and Empire Pistoliers (who, as harassing/flanking units, and they range from the name suggests, aren't quite horse ''archers'', but definitely ride horses). Kurgans, basically Turkic-Slavic barbarians who worship normal all the Chaos Gods, predictably have this as a hat.way to goblins on wolves and dark elves with repeater crossbows.
6th Feb '16 10:14:10 PM Joysweeper
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* Any bow-using centaur in ''Manga/ACentaur'sLife'' is this by default. The main character's family is descended from the warrior class, and Hime keeps up with the tradition of using bow and arrow. Apparently she can also ride horses, but this has been alluded to instead of shown.
5th Feb '16 12:15:40 PM Prime32
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** The Nomad in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', with its promotion the Nomadic Trooper also able to use swords. They're all implied to be Sacaens, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of various Eurasian steppe tribes, making them quite distinct from the knightly and European-esque Cavaliers.

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** The Nomad in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', with its promotion the Nomadic Trooper also able to use swords. They're all implied to be Sacaens, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of various Eurasian steppe tribes, making them quite distinct from the knightly and European-esque Cavaliers.Cavaliers (and unlike Cavaliers, their steeds have little trouble [[GeoEffects crossing difficult terrain]]).


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** The Kinshi Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is an extreme example, being a {{Pegasus}}-riding class that learns to use bows in addition to spears.
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