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11th Apr '17 5:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShiningForce I and II'' have Lyle and May, ''centaur'' archers who are one of the best ranged characters in their respective games.

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

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** 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]].

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* Featured prominently in the Tales ''Tales of Ubernorden Ubernorden'' story [[http://www.ubernorden.com/the-sword-of-war.html The Sword of War]].
20th Feb '17 4:10:18 PM thatother1dude
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->'''Wil:''' ''"So, the archers of Sacae, they're all mounted, aren't they? I'd have trouble just staying on... If I had to shoot, too, I'd be in trouble!"''
->'''Rath:''' ''"...The beasts of Sacae are swift... If we could not shoot from the saddle, we would starve..."''

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->'''Wil:''' ''"So, So, the archers of Sacae, they're all mounted, aren't they? I'd have trouble just staying on... If I had to shoot, too, I'd be in trouble!"''
->'''Rath:''' ''"...
trouble!\\
'''Rath:''' ...
The beasts of Sacae are swift... If we could not shoot from the saddle, we would starve..."''
4th Dec '16 1:51:18 PM Kakai
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* The Vardariotes from ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', being the local Mongol Horde {{exp|y}}ies, have the horse archers as their only ranged units.
22nd Nov '16 6:50:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** 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.]]
30th Oct '16 3:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* In LordOfTheRings the Rohirrim field a number of these. However most of their army seems to be lancers.

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* In LordOfTheRings ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' the Rohirrim field a number of these. However most of their army seems to be lancers.



* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, the Skybolt mercenary company is primarily composed of horse archers trained in skirmish tactics. The rest of the company are [[CombatPragmatist dirty tricks specialists]].

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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, the Skybolt mercenary company is primarily composed of horse archers trained in skirmish tactics. The rest of the company are [[CombatPragmatist dirty tricks specialists]].
29th Aug '16 10:33:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** After Carrhae (see above), [[TheGloryThatWasRome the Romans themselves]] adopted mounted archers and based their cavalry on a careful balance of them and cataphracts (shock cavalry armed with lance and sword and equipped with armour for both horse and soldier), a tradition that continued during the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. In a change, after the initial period in which they were part of the ''auxilia'' (regiments that recruited from subjects and foreign peoples) the archer regiments were raised from settled populations who had not grown up with their bows. Instead of the classic steppe HitAndRunTactics, they often used mounted bows as a replacement for pila, firing volleys into the enemy before charging down on them.

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** After Carrhae (see above), [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome the Romans themselves]] adopted mounted archers and based their cavalry on a careful balance of them and cataphracts (shock cavalry armed with lance and sword and equipped with armour for both horse and soldier), a tradition that continued during the UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. In a change, after the initial period in which they were part of the ''auxilia'' (regiments that recruited from subjects and foreign peoples) the archer regiments were raised from settled populations who had not grown up with their bows. Instead of the classic steppe HitAndRunTactics, they often used mounted bows as a replacement for pila, firing volleys into the enemy before charging down on them.
25th Aug '16 7:52:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* The Comanches, one of the most powerful Indian tribes of the 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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* 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.
25th Aug '16 7:51:43 PM TheBigBopper
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* The Comanches in North America managed to stall the expansion of the United States. Ironically, it was European explorers who re-introduced horses to the Americas.

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* The Comanches in North America Comanches, one of the most powerful Indian tribes of the Great Plains, managed to stall roll back the northward expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 17th/18th centuries and delay the westward expansion of the United States. States during the 19th century with the help of horse archery. Ironically, it was European explorers 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 Americas.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.
25th Aug '16 7:13:56 PM TheBigBopper
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TruthInTelevision for countless civilizations, of course, with many historical armies being made up entirely 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 countless numerous civilizations, of course, with many historical armies being made up entirely 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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