Scythe Chariot

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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")

Overall Strategy[edit]

A powerful melee-based chariot with a high-speed, splash-based attack, the Scythe Chariot is the bane of melee infantry everywhere. Powered by heavily caparisoned horses accompanied by riders with long arms, Scythe Chariots 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.