History Main / HorseArcher

1st Aug '17 11:23:23 AM Rubber_Lotus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Mongols used horse archery to help them to take over most of Asia. About six out of every four horsemen was a lightly equipped horse archer, and the remaining four were armored lancers. Usually the horse archers' role was to wear out and weaken up the enemy first so that they would fall before the lancers' decisive charge.

to:

** The Mongols used horse archery to help them to take over most of Asia. About six out of every four ten horsemen was a lightly equipped horse archer, and the remaining four were armored lancers. Usually the horse archers' role was to wear out and weaken up the enemy first so that they would fall before the lancers' decisive charge.
29th Jul '17 9:44:10 PM karategal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The second category are the heavy horse archers, who ride to the battle on close formations and shoot on volleys, intending to cause actual casualties instead of just harassing the enemy. They often support lancers and protect their flanks. The examples of the heavy horse archers are the Byzantine ''koursores'' and ''defensores'', the Chinese cavalry, the Japanese samurai and the Ottoman Turkish sipahi. They are often willing and eager to engage in the hand-to-hand fighting as well. Even after firearms were introduced, they were somewhat difficult to use effectively from horseback, as a muzzle-loaded weapon requires stability, dexterity, and two hands to reload. The Renaissance pistoliers rather favoured to get close, fire both pistols and then charge with sword. This meant that bow-wielding horsemen held on to an advantage as skirmishers, up until the invention of the revolver and breech-loaded long arms.

to:

The second category are the heavy horse archers, who ride to the battle on close formations and shoot on volleys, intending to cause actual casualties instead of just harassing the enemy. They often support lancers and protect their flanks. The examples of the heavy horse archers are the Byzantine ''koursores'' and ''defensores'', the Chinese cavalry, the Japanese samurai and the Ottoman Turkish sipahi. They are often willing and eager to engage in the hand-to-hand fighting as well. Even after firearms were introduced, they were somewhat difficult to use effectively from horseback, as a muzzle-loaded weapon requires stability, dexterity, and two hands to reload. The Renaissance pistoliers rather favoured to get close, fire both pistols pistols, and then charge with sword. This meant that bow-wielding horsemen held on to an advantage as skirmishers, up until the invention of the revolver and breech-loaded long arms.



* The centaurs in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic I'', ''II'' and ''V'' were archers (the centaurs in ''III'' were spearmen, while the ones in ''IV'' were spear''throwers'').

to:

* The centaurs in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic I'', ''II'' ''II'', and ''V'' were archers (the centaurs in ''III'' were spearmen, while the ones in ''IV'' were spear''throwers'').



*** 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 Sasanid dinasty of Persia learned it from the Parthians, and included horse archers in the combined army that eventually overthrew the Parthians.

to:

*** 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 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 Sasanid dinasty dynasty of Persia learned it from the Parthians, and included horse archers in the combined army that eventually overthrew the Parthians.
19th Jul '17 10:11:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A basic mounted unit in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''.
* Appears as unique Mongol unit in ''Civilization V'', while the Indians get Elephant Archers. The Huns in the first expansion also get a unique unit simply called the "Horse Archer," though players are not required to actually have access to horses in order to build them strangely enough.
* The Scythians in ''Civilization VI'' acquire Saka Horse Archers once you research Horseback Riding.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'':
**
A basic mounted unit in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} ''Civilization IV''.
* ** Appears as unique Mongol unit in ''Civilization V'', while the Indians get Elephant Archers. The Huns in the first expansion also get a unique unit simply called the "Horse Archer," though players are not required to actually have access to horses in order to build them strangely enough.
* ** The Scythians in ''Civilization VI'' acquire Saka Horse Archers once you research Horseback Riding.
19th Jul '17 1:51:32 AM Inediblecake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A basic mounted unit in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''. Appears as unique Mongol unit in ''Civilization V'', while the Indians get Elephant Archers.
** The Huns in ''Civilization V''[='=]s first expansion get a unique unit simply called "Horse Archer".
** The Scythians in ''Civilization VI'' acquire Saka Horse Archers once you research Horseback Riding.

to:

* A basic mounted unit in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''. IV''.
*
Appears as unique Mongol unit in ''Civilization V'', while the Indians get Elephant Archers.
**
Archers. The Huns in ''Civilization V''[='=]s the first expansion also get a unique unit simply called the "Horse Archer".
**
Archer," though players are not required to actually have access to horses in order to build them strangely enough.
*
The Scythians in ''Civilization VI'' acquire Saka Horse Archers once you research Horseback Riding.
15th Jul '17 10:59:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Horseman in the Archanea games. A seperate, Bow-only class in the original ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBowOfLight'', it became the promotion of the Hunter class in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem''. In the DS remakes ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow'', they gained the use of swords.

to:

** The Horseman in the Archanea games. A seperate, Bow-only class in the original ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBowOfLight'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'', it became the promotion of the Hunter class in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem''. In the DS remakes ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow'', they gained the use of swords.
15th Jul '17 10:58:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''

to:

-->--''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''
-->--''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''



* ''FireEmblem'' has had a couple of units across the series that fill this role; additionally, this trope is regularly [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by units of said trope in games which have [[RelationshipValues support conversations]]. Most use the combo of BowAndSwordInAccord. They follow as:
** The Horseman in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. A seperate, Bow-only class in the original game, ''Dark Dragon'', it became the promotion of the Hunter class in ''Mystery of the Emblem''. In the DS remakes, ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Heroes of Light and Shadow'', they gained the use of swords.
** The Bow Knight from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', the third-tier promotion for the Archer line, which can only use bows. In ''Echoes'', the Overclass DLC offers them a promotion to Oliphantier class, which default weapon is a giant bow-like ''cannon'', with laser sights to boot.
** The Arch Knight and Bow Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. Similar to the Horseman from the original Akaneia games in only using Bows, albeit being able to promote. Also, there is the Master Knight, a horseback unit that could use almost every weapon in the game, also could use bows.
** 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 (and unlike Cavaliers, their steeds have little trouble [[GeoEffects crossing difficult terrain]]).
** The Ranger in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. A promotion from Mercenaries and Archers, they used both bows and swords.
** The Bow Knight and Paladin in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''. Notably, upon promotion from Bow Knight, the Paladin could choose from sword, lances or axes to wield.
*** Changed in the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn''. The Bow Knight and Bow Paladin could only use bows until the teritary class, Silver Knight, where they gained the use of lances.
** 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. 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]].

to:

* ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has had a couple of several units across the series that fill this role; additionally, this trope is regularly [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by units of said trope in games which have [[RelationshipValues support conversations]]. Most use the combo of BowAndSwordInAccord. They follow as:
** The Horseman in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. the Archanea games. A seperate, Bow-only class in the original game, ''Dark Dragon'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBowOfLight'', it became the promotion of the Hunter class in ''Mystery of the Emblem''. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem''. In the DS remakes, remakes ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''Heroes ''New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow'', they gained the use of swords.
** The Bow Knight from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', the third-tier promotion for the Archer line, which can only use bows. In ''Echoes'', the remake ''Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', the Overclass DLC offers them a promotion to Oliphantier class, which default weapon is a giant bow-like ''cannon'', with laser sights to boot.
** The Arch Knight and Bow Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. Similar ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'', who are similar to the Horseman from the original Akaneia Archanea games in that they can only using use Bows, albeit being but are able to promote. Also, there There is also the Master Knight, a horseback unit that could can use almost every weapon in the game, also could use weapon, including bows.
** The Nomad in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', 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 (and unlike Cavaliers, their steeds have little trouble [[GeoEffects crossing difficult terrain]]).
** The Ranger in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. A promotion from Mercenaries and Archers, they used use both bows and swords.
** The Bow Knight and Paladin in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. Notably, upon promotion from Bow Knight, the Paladin could can choose from sword, lances or axes to wield.
*** Changed
wield. This was changed in sequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''; the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn''. The Bow Knight and Bow Paladin could can only use bows until promotion to the teritary class, tertiary class Silver Knight, where they gained gain the use of lances.
** The Bow Knight in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Despite sharing the same name as the Tellius ''Path of Radiance''/''Radiant Dawn'' unit, they function the same as Rangers from ''Sacred ''The Sacred Stones'', in being a promotion from for both Mercenaries and Archers and using both bows and 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 it's a promotion for both Mercenaries and Outlaws[[note]]The bow-wielding variant of Thief[[/note]].



*** In ''Fates's'' ''Birthright'' route, [[spoiler: Camilla's retainer Selena first appears as a Mercenary, but in the crew's final confrontation with her lady, she shows up as a Bow Knight. Since Selena is actually an OlderAndWiser version of ''Awakening's'' Severa, the ''Cipher'' card game has her ''Fates'' self as both Mercenary and Bow Knight ''and'' her fellow Mercenary Inigo/Laslow is shown as a Hero later, it's believed that Bow Knight is Selena's canon promotion in the story, though she can get some other classes when she's avaliable.]]
** The Horseman and Mamluke in ''VideoGame/TearRingSaga''. The Mamluke could use swords upon promotion. Also, there is the Arrow Knight class, the promotion from the already Bow + Sword-using Lady Knight, that gains a horse upon promotion and the King's Knight class that uses swords, lances, axes and bows. Plus the enemy-only Bow Rider/Ranger class. A Bow Solider on a horse.

to:

*** ** In ''Fates's'' ''Birthright'' route, [[spoiler: Camilla's retainer Selena first appears as a Mercenary, but in the crew's final confrontation with her lady, she shows up as a Bow Knight. Since Selena is actually an OlderAndWiser version of ''Awakening's'' Severa, the ''Cipher'' card game has her ''Fates'' self as both Mercenary and Bow Knight ''and'' her fellow Mercenary Inigo/Laslow is shown as a Hero later, it's believed that Bow Knight is Selena's canon promotion in the story, though she can get some other classes when she's avaliable.]]
**
under your command]].
*
The Horseman and Mamluke in ''VideoGame/TearRingSaga''. The Mamluke could use swords upon promotion. Also, there is the Arrow Knight class, the promotion from the already Bow + Sword-using Lady Knight, that gains a horse upon promotion and the King's Knight class that uses swords, lances, axes and bows. Plus the enemy-only Bow Rider/Ranger class. A Bow Solider on a horse.
8th Jun '17 9:54:18 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Yeoman in the shared-universe series {{Wild Cards}} -- unfortunately depicted as using a compound bow, despite the difficulties in transporting and assembling such in an urban environment.

to:

* Yeoman in the shared-universe series {{Wild Literature/{{Wild Cards}} -- unfortunately depicted as using a compound bow, despite the difficulties in transporting and assembling such in an urban environment.
2nd Jun '17 9:22:18 PM TPPR10
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The Bow Knight from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'', the third-tier promotion for the Archer line, which can only use bows. In ''Echoes'', the Overclass DLC offers them a promotion to Oliphantier class, which default weapon is a giant bow-like ''cannon'', with laser sights to boot.
11th Apr '17 5:34:47 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ShiningForce I and II'' have Lyle and May, ''centaur'' archers who are one of the best ranged characters in their respective games.

to:

* ''ShiningForce I ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' and II'' ''[[VideoGame/ShiningForceII II]]'' have Lyle and May, ''centaur'' archers who are one of the best ranged characters in their respective games.
8th Apr '17 3:01:22 PM WillyFourEyes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Huns in Civilization V's first expansion get a unique unit simply called "Horse Archer".

to:

** The Huns in Civilization V's ''Civilization V''[='=]s first expansion get a unique unit simply called "Horse Archer".Archer".
** The Scythians in ''Civilization VI'' acquire Saka Horse Archers once you research Horseback Riding.



* Featured prominently in the Tales of Ubernorden story [[http://www.ubernorden.com/the-sword-of-war.html The Sword of War]].

to:

* Featured prominently in the Tales ''Tales of Ubernorden Ubernorden'' story [[http://www.ubernorden.com/the-sword-of-war.html The Sword of War]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 172. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HorseArcher