|Eagle Runner Knight|
In-game Eagle Runner Knight
|First Appearance||The WarChiefs|
|Cost||75 Food |
|Age Available||Fortress Age|
|Base Hit Points||180|
|Resists||30% vs. Ranged|
|Melee Multipliers||x3.0 vs. Melee Cavalry|
x2.0 vs. Coyote Runner
|Range Multipliers||x3.0 vs. Melee Cavalry|
x2.0 vs. Coyote Runner
x0.5 vs. Settler
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)|
The Eagle Runners Knights are trainable at the Noble Hut. They are a very fast ranged infantry units almost like the European Dragoon. They are very cheap and have a good attack and a decent range, but a fairly poor siege attack. They have effective against hand cavalry and other Coyote Runners.
The Eagle Runners Knights are fast units useful for assaults and rushes. It's useful to face cavalry and helps a lot to repel aggressive cavalry civilizations, like the Germans or the Sioux. But the Eagle Runner is not trustworthy to siege due its very poor siege attack, this defect makes the Eagle Runner only a support unit meanwhile other siege units like the Puma Spearman or the Arrow Knights take down enemy buildings. The combination of Eagle Runners and Coyote Runners is the most useful to attack enemy towns very fast and rush. Also, the Eagle Runners are very cheap in comparison with other fast ranged units, like the Dragoon, but the counter of the Eagle Runners is a barrage of artillery units, unlike the European cavalry units. The Eagle Runners are not reliable to engage individual combats due its fragility, this other counter for the Eagle Runners and the whole reason why the Eagle Runner must be accompanied by other units like the Macehualtin or the Puma Spearman to endure and prevail in a battle.
Home City ShipmentsEdit
- 5 Eagle Runner Knights
- 9 Eagle Runner Knights
- 6 Eagle Runner Knights
- Temple Tlaloc (8 Eagle Runners and +4 LOS and Range to Eagle Runner Knights)
Aztec warriors who had captured at least four enemy soldiers became eligible for the ranks of the eagle runner knight or the jaguar prowl knights. Presumably this emphasis on capturing enemies was to collect a pool of captives for sacrifice, but the Aztecs were also known for dealing death in battle, killing with single strokes of their obsidian swords, or hurling barbed spears with atlatls. Their own warriors who caused confusion or disorder in ranks were beaten on the spot and sometimes killed.
The dress of eagle runner knights incorporated feathers and a helmet resembling an eagle's head. The eagle was a symbol of the sun, the focus of Aztec worship and sacrifice. Eagle runner knights are usually depicted carrying shields and spears.