This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For similar units in other games of the series, see Scout.
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Scout Cavalry (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Chinese
Age/God Archaic Age
Unit Type Cavalry
Cost 30 Food
40 Gold
Population 1
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
7 - -
Hit Points 90
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
15% 30% 99%
Speed 6.0 feet/second
Line of Sight 8 feet
Train at Stable
Train Time 12 seconds

The Scout Cavalry is a Chinese cavalry unit that serves as their designated scout unit, featured in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. All Chinese players start the game with two Scout Cavalry.

Attack Bonus Edit

  • Archaic Age ×0.1
  • Villagers ×1.3

Strategy Edit

Like other scouts, the Scout Cavalry is primarily meant for exploring the map. Unlike the Greek Kataskopos, another cavalry scout which is also granted at the start of the game, the Scout Cavalry is trainable and affected by the Medium, Heavy and Champion Cavalry technologies, making them slightly more capable in combat. After advancing to the Classical Age, Scout Cavalry can be used to effectively disrupt the enemy's economy as they move fast, cost little and take up only 1 population. Villagers cannot outrun Scout Cavalry and suffer bonus damage from them. The cavalry however do not stand a chance against anything else and must hastily retreat if enemy soldiers counterattack.

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Nü Wa reduces Food and Gold cost by 10%

Mythology Edit

"What enables the wise ruler and good general to strike, conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men is foreknowledge." - Sun Tzu, "The Art of War."

The judicious use of scouts and spies constituted its own chapter in Sun Tzu's manual. It was an indispensable part of ancient warfare in any location and time frame. Knowledge of terrain, of the persons leading the enemy army, and the conditions of the armies themselves were key elements which could spell success or ruin for a campaign, and the great general stressed that no amount of care, money, or sagacity was too much to spend in such endeavors.


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