Cavalry

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Cavalry regiments at the start of the game will be far superior than infantry. As time and technology progresses infantry will close this gap until cavalry only have a minor advantage in combat. As of the latest expansion, Heir to the Throne, cavalry have the same movement speed as infantry, whereas previously they were faster. They are more expensive than infantry to purchase and maintain, take longer to recruit and are essentially useless in an assault. Cavalry have the best shock modifiers in the game, but are generally useless at delivering fire damage. Moreover, they tend to have relatively low morale and defense values compared to infantry. This makes them able to deliver a punishing first strike (as shock is the first phase), but leaves them vulnerable to being short on morale or being slaughtered in the fire phase - especially from about Land Tech 33 on. However, armies that contain cavalry gain a 'flanking' bonus for up to 4 regiments of cavalry during combat resolution that will greatly improve the damage done by your army. Therefore it is advisable to have around 4 or 5 regiments of cavalry in your army.

Divine Wind

Every cavalry unit has a maneuver value of 2. The developers tried to share certain units like the Eastern Skirmishers and Eastern Uhlans between the Ottoman and Eastern techgroup, which can be seen from the text files. (The lines unit_type = eastern; unit_type = ottoman can be found in these text files) However, for such units, they are only available to the Ottoman techgroup, when played in the game.

Latin Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Chevauchee 0 0 1 0 2 0
1 Latin Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
22 Latin Caracole Cavalry 2 0 3 2 2 2
27 Gallop Cavalry 0 0 4 2 4 2
36 Arme Blache Cavalry 3 5 5 4 5 3
36 Latin Dragoons 5 4 2 2 5 5
36 Latin Hussars 4 4 4 4 4 4
52 Latin Cuirassiers 4 5 9 7 8 6
53 Carabiners 7 6 5 4 7 7
53 Uhlan cavalry 5 5 7 6 8 8
53 Reformed Latin Hussars 5 7 5 7 8 7
58 Open Order Cavalry 10 8 10 6 11 8
59 Napoleonic Lancers 10 8 11 8 11 10

Eastern Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
2 Druzhina Cavalry 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 Eastern Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
10 Stradioti Cavalry 0 0 2 0 2 2
13 Eastern Hussar 0 0 2 1 3 2
26 Reformed Eastern Hussars 0 0 2 2 4 2
26 Eastern Caracole 2 0 3 2 2 2
26 Southern Cossacks 2 2 3 2 3 3
32 Winged Hussars 0 0 4 1 5 2
32 Cossack Cavalry 3 2 2 2 4 3
39 Lancers 0 0 5 2 5 3
39 Reformed Cossack Cavalry 3 3 3 2 4 3
48 Eastern Cuirassiers 3 4 8 6 8 6
48 Advanced Cossack Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5

Ottoman Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
2 Musellem Cavalry 1 0 1 0 2 1
10 Timariot Cavalry 0 0 2 2 2 2
13 Spahi Cavalry 0 0 3 1 3 2
28 Reformed Spahi Cavalry 3 1 3 1 4 3
36 Toprakli Hit and Run Cavalry 4 1 4 1 5 3
46 Toprakli Dragoons 7 6 4 3 7 7
50 Eastern Skirmisher 7 4 5 3 7 4
50 Eastern Uhlan 5 2 7 6 8 6
50 Reformed Lancer 0 0 9 5 9 7

Muslim Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Muslim Cavalry Archers 1 0 2 0 2 1
1 Muslim Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
2 Charge Cavalry 0 0 3 1 2 0
11 Shaybanid Cavalry 0 0 3 1 2 2
15 Qizilbash Cavalry 0 0 3 2 3 2
23 Muslim Musketeer Cavalry 2 1 3 2 3 2
34 Musket Charge Cavalry 2 2 2 1 4 3
43 Ali Bey Reformed Infantry 6 4 6 5 7 6
44 Afsharid Reformed Cavalry 4 3 5 4 5 4
45 Muslim Dragoon 5 4 2 2 6 6
47 Durrani Swivel Cavalry 5 4 5 4 7 5
52 Durrani Cavalry 7 6 4 3 7 4

Indian Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Indian Archers 0 0 1 0 2 1
1 Hill Fighter Cavalry 0 0 0 2 1 2
15 Indian Shock Cavalry 3 1 5 2 5 2
20 Mansabdar Cavalry 3 2 2 1 3 2
23 Indian War Elephants 2 1 3 1 3 3
30 Reformed Mansabdar Cavalry 4 2 4 2 5 3
33 Indian Cavalry 5 2 5 2 5 2
38 Bhonsle Cavalry 6 5 5 4 6 4
46 Indian Matchlock Cavalry 6 4 6 3 7 6

Chinese Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 1 1 0
1 East Asian Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 0 2 0
13 Asian Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
13 Samurai Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
16 Reformed Asian Steppe Cavalry 2 1 2 1 2 1
23 Asian Charge Cavalry 3 2 5 3 5 4
29 Banner Cavalry 4 5 3 5 4 5
35 Asian Dragoons 5 4 2 2 6 5
38 Reformed Asian Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
50 Green Standard Cavalry 6 5 7 4 8 6

Sub-saharan Techgroup

None

New World Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
13 Native American Horsemen 2 1 1 0 2 1
34 American Swarm Cavalry 3 3 3 1 4 3
49 American Dragoon 0 0 4 2 6 4

Steppe Nomad Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
2 Eastern Swarm Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
4 Eastern Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2

Heir to the Throne

Every cavalry unit has a maneuver value of 2.

Latin Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Chevauchee 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 Latin Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
22 Latin Caracole Cavalry 2 0 3 2 2 2
27 Gallop Cavalry 0 0 4 2 4 2
36 Arme Blache Cavalry 3 5 5 4 5 3
36 Latin Dragoons 5 4 2 2 5 5
36 Latin Hussars 4 4 4 4 4 4
52 Latin Cuirassiers 4 5 9 7 8 6
53 Carabiners 7 6 5 4 7 7
53 Uhlan cavalry 5 5 7 6 8 8
53 Reformed Latin Hussars 5 7 5 7 8 7
58 Open Order Cavalry 10 8 10 6 11 8
59 Napoleonic Lancers 10 8 11 8 11 10

Eastern Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Druzhina Cavalry 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 Eastern Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
6 Eastern Swarm Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
10 Stradioti Cavalry 0 0 2 0 2 2
13 Eastern Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
13 Eastern Hussar 0 0 2 1 3 2
26 Reformed Eastern Hussars 0 0 2 2 4 2
26 Eastern Caracole 2 0 3 2 2 2
26 Southern Cossacks 2 2 3 2 3 3
32 Winged Hussars 0 0 4 1 5 2
32 Cossack Cavalry 3 2 2 2 4 3
39 Lancers 0 0 5 2 5 3
39 Reformed Cossack Cavalry 3 3 3 2 4 3
48 Eastern Cuirassiers 3 4 8 6 8 6
48 Advanced Cossack Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
50 Eastern Skirmisher 7 4 5 3 7 4
50 Eastern Uhlan 5 2 7 6 8 6

Ottoman Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
2 Musellem Cavalry 1 0 1 0 2 1
10 Timariot Cavalry 0 0 2 2 2 2
13 Spahi Cavalry 0 0 3 1 3 2
28 Reformed Spahi Cavalry 3 1 3 1 4 3
36 Toprakli Hit and Run Cavalry 4 1 4 1 5 3
46 Toprakli Dragoons 7 6 4 3 7 7
50 Reformed Lancer 0 0 9 5 9 7

Muslim Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Muslim Cavalry Archers 1 0 2 0 2 1
1 Muslim Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
2 Charge Cavalry 0 0 3 1 2 0
11 Shaybanid Cavalry 0 0 3 1 2 2
15 Qizilbash Cavalry 0 0 3 2 3 2
23 Muslim Musketeer Cavalry 2 1 3 2 3 2
34 Musket Charge Cavalry 2 2 2 1 4 3
43 Ali Bey Reformed Infantry 6 4 6 5 7 6
44 Afsharid Reformed Cavalry 4 3 5 4 5 4
45 Muslim Dragoon 5 4 2 2 6 6
47 Durrani Swivel Cavalry 5 4 5 4 7 5
52 Durrani Cavalry 7 6 4 3 7 4

Indian Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Indian Archers 0 0 1 0 2 1
1 Hill Fighter Cavalry 0 0 0 2 1 2
15 Indian Shock Cavalry 3 1 5 2 5 2
20 Mansabdar Cavalry 3 2 2 1 3 2
23 Indian War Elephants 2 1 3 1 3 3
30 Reformed Mansabdar Cavalry 4 2 4 2 5 3
33 Indian Cavalry 5 2 5 2 5 2
38 Bhonsle Cavalry 6 5 5 4 6 4
46 Indian Matchlock Cavalry 6 4 6 3 7 6

Chinese Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 1 1 0
1 East Asian Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 0 2 0
13 Asian Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
13 Samurai Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
16 Reformed Asian Steppe Cavalry 2 1 2 1 2 1
23 Asian Charge Cavalry 3 2 5 3 5 4
29 Banner Cavalry 4 5 3 5 4 5
35 Asian Dragoons 5 4 2 2 6 5
38 Reformed Asian Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
50 Green Standard Cavalry 6 5 7 4 8 6

Sub-saharan Techgroup

None

New World Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
13 Native American Horsemen 2 1 1 0 2 1
34 American Swarm Cavalry 3 3 3 1 4 3
49 American Dragoon 0 0 4 2 6 4

In Nomine

Latin Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Chevauchee 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 Latin Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
22 Latin Caracole Cavalry 2 0 3 2 2 2
27 Gallop Cavalry 0 0 4 2 4 2
36 Arme Blache Cavalry 3 5 5 4 5 3
36 Latin Dragoons 5 4 2 2 5 5
36 Latin Hussars 4 4 4 4 4 4
52 Latin Cuirassiers 4 5 9 7 8 6
53 Carabiners 7 6 5 4 7 7
53 Uhlan cavalry 5 5 7 6 8 8
53 Reformed Latin Hussars 5 7 5 7 8 7
58 Open Order Cavalry 10 8 10 6 11 8
59 Napoleonic Lancers 10 8 11 8 11 10

Eastern Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Druzhina Cavalry 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 Eastern Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
2 Musellem Cavalry 0 0 1 0 1 1
6 Eastern Swarm Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
10 Stradioti Cavalry 0 0 2 0 2 2
10 Timariot Cavalry 0 0 1 1 2 2
13 Eastern Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
13 Eastern Hussar 0 0 2 1 3 2
13 Spahi Cavalry 0 0 3 1 2 2
26 Reformed Eastern Hussars 0 0 2 2 4 2
26 Eastern Caracole 2 0 3 2 2 2
26 Southern Cossacks 2 2 3 2 3 3
28 Reformed Spahi Cavalry 3 1 3 1 4 3
32 Winged Hussars 0 0 4 1 5 2
32 Cossack Cavalry 3 2 2 2 4 3
36 Toprakli Hit and Run Cavalry 4 1 4 1 5 3
39 Lancers 0 0 5 2 5 3
39 Reformed Cossack Cavalry 3 3 3 2 4 3
46 Toprakli Dragoons 7 6 4 3 7 7
48 Eastern Cuirassiers 3 4 8 6 8 6
48 Advanced Cossack Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
50 Eastern Skirmisher 7 4 5 3 7 4
50 Eastern Uhlan 5 2 7 6 8 6
60 Reformed Lancer 0 0 9 5 9 7

Muslim Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Muslim Cavalry Archers 0 0 1 0 1 1
1 Muslim Cavalry 0 0 1 1 1 0
2 Charge Cavalry 0 0 1 1 1 0
11 Shaybanid Cavalry 0 0 1 0 2 2
15 Qizilbash Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
23 Muslim Musketeer Cavalry 2 1 2 1 3 2
34 Musket Charge Cavalry 2 2 2 1 4 3
44 Afsharid Reformed Cavalry 4 3 5 4 5 4
45 Muslim Dragoon 5 4 2 2 6 6
47 Durrani Swivel Cavalry 5 4 5 4 7 5
50 Ali Bey Reformed Infantry 6 4 6 5 7 6
52 Durrani Cavalry 7 6 4 3 7 4

Indian Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Indian Cavalry Archers 0 0 1 0 2 1
1 Hill Fighter Cavalry 0 0 0 2 1 2
20 Mansabdar Cavalry 3 2 2 1 3 2
23 Indian War Elephants 2 1 3 1 3 3
27 Indian Shock Cavalry 3 1 5 2 5 2
30 Reformed Mansabdar Cavalry 4 2 4 2 5 3
33 Indian Cavalry 5 2 5 2 5 2
38 Bhonsle Cavalry 6 5 5 4 6 4
53 Indian Matchlock Cavalry 6 4 6 3 7 6

Chinese Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
1 Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 1 1 0
1 East Asian Archer Cavalry 0 0 1 0 2 0
13 Asian Steppe Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 1
13 Samurai Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
16 Reformed Asian Steppe Cavalry 2 1 2 1 2 1
23 Asian Charge Cavalry 3 2 5 3 5 4
29 Banner Cavalry 4 5 3 5 4 5
35 Asian Dragoons 5 4 2 2 6 5
38 Reformed Asian Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
53 Green Standard Cavalry 6 5 7 4 8 6

New World Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
21 Native American Horsemen 2 1 1 0 2 1
34 American Swarm Cavalry 3 3 3 1 4 3
49 American Dragoon 0 0 4 2 6 4

Europa Universalis 3 and Napoleon's Ambition

Latin Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Western Medieval Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
14 French Caracolle 2 0 3 2 2 2
19 Swedish Galoop 0 0 4 2 4 2
28 Swedish Arme Blanche 3 5 5 4 5 3
28 French Dragoon 5 4 2 2 5 5
28 Austrian Hussar 4 4 4 4 4 4
44 French Cuirassier 4 5 9 7 8 6
45 French Carabinier 7 6 5 4 7 7
45 Prussian Uhlan 5 5 7 6 8 8
45 British Hussar 5 7 5 7 8 7

Eastern Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Eastern Knights 0 0 1 0 1 1
0 Ottoman Müsellem 0 0 1 0 1 1
2 Mongol Swarm 0 0 2 1 2 1
2 Slavic Stradioti 0 0 2 0 2 2
2 Ottoman Timariot 0 0 1 1 2 2
5 Mongol Steppe 0 0 2 1 2 2
5 Hungarian Hussar 0 0 2 1 3 2
5 Ottoman Spahi 0 0 3 1 2 2
18 Polish Hussar 0 0 2 2 4 2
18 Muscovite Caracolle 2 0 3 2 2 2
18 Zaporoghian Cossack 2 2 3 2 3 3
20 Ottoman Reformed Spahi 3 1 3 1 4 3
24 Polish Winged Hussar 0 0 4 1 5 2
24 Muscovite Cossack 3 2 2 2 4 3
28 Ottoman Toprakli Hitn'Run 4 1 4 1 5 3
31 Russian Lancer 0 0 5 2 5 3
31 Tartar Cossack 3 3 3 2 4 3
38 Ottoman Toprakli Dragoon 7 6 4 3 7 7
40 Russian Cuirassier 3 4 8 6 8 6
40 Russian Cossack 6 4 5 4 8 5
52 Ottoman Lancer 0 0 9 5 9 7

Muslim Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Mamluk Cavalry Charge 0 0 1 1 1 0
0 Persian Cavalry Charge 0 0 1 1 1 0
3 Shaybanid Tactics 0 0 1 0 2 2
7 Qizilbash Cavalry 0 0 2 1 2 2
15 Topchis Cavalry 2 1 2 1 3 2
26 Mamluk Musket Charge 2 2 2 1 4 3
36 Afsharid Reformed 4 3 5 4 5 4
39 Durrani Swivel 5 4 5 4 7 5
42 Ali Bey Reformed 6 4 6 5 7 6
44 Durrani Dragoon 7 6 4 3 7 4

Indian Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Rajput Hill Fighters 0 0 0 2 1 2
12 Mughal Mansabdar 3 2 2 1 3 2
15 Indian Elephant 2 1 3 1 3 3
22 Ref. Mughal Mansabdar 4 2 4 2 5 3
25 Maharathan Cavalry 5 2 5 2 5 2
30 Bhonsle Cavalry 6 5 5 4 6 4
45 Sikh Rifle 6 4 6 3 7 6

Chinese Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
0 Mongolian Bow Tactics 0 0 1 1 1 0
0 Eastern Bow Tactics 0 0 1 0 2 0
5 Chinese Steppe 0 0 2 1 2 1
5 Japanese Samurai 0 0 2 1 2 2
8 East Mongolian Steppe 2 1 2 1 2 1
21 Manchu Banner Army 4 5 3 5 4 5
27 Chinese Dragoon 5 4 2 2 6 5
30 Reformed Asian Cavalry 6 4 5 4 8 5
45 Reformed Manchu Rifle 6 5 7 4 8 6

African Techgroup

None

New World Techgroup

Tech Unit Off. fire Def. fire Off. shock Def. shock Off. morale Def. morale
13 Native Indian Horsemen 2 1 1 0 2 1
26 Commanche Swarm 3 3 3 1 4 3
41 Sioux Dragoon 0 0 4 2 6 4

See also

Military:

Leaders  • Maintenance  • Morale  • Manpower  • Ship types (Big ship  • Light ship  • Galley  • Transport)  • Land unit types (Infantry  • Cavalry  • Artillery)  

Warfare:

Assault  • Basic Warfare  • Casus Belli  • Combat • Making peace • Siege • Supply & attrition • War Capacity  • War Exhaustion