Tolun-Chianki

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The war carriages were well made.
Nicely balanced, before and behind.
Their four steeds were strong,
Both strong and well trained.
- The Shijing ("The Sixth Month")

In game[edit]

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Tolun-Chianki — Vital statistics
Peasants

Scythe chariot unit. Very devastating in close quarters with light infantry, especially when on the move.

  • Strong versus light infantry
  • Weak versus cavalry, pike infantry, war elephants.
Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Movement
speed
None
10s
(150t)
40 8 4 2.1s
(32t)
29
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop
Food.jpg: 20
Food.jpg: 1
1 Nobles' Court 0 Melee
  • Builds or repair structures.
  • Collects resources from economic buildings.

Zhou Han Wei Zhao Lu Yue

Overall Strategy[edit]

A powerful melee-based chariot with a high-speed, splash-based attack, the Tolun-Chianki is the bane of melee infantry everywhere. Powered by heavily caparisoned horses accompanied by riders with long arms, Tolun-Chianki are meant to punish armies on foot, be they Chinese Ji Infantry or Macedonian Phalanxes.

All told, however, Scythe Chariots do have a few drawbacks, the most telling being their weakness to ranged weapons. While they are sufficiently squishy to fall to a face-off with Scythe Chariots, the most useful units to use against them are Horse Archers and Crossbow Infantry. Horse Archers have superior speed, while the range and stopping power of crossbows render the armour of Scythe Chariots all but useless.