Comanche Riders (Civ5)

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Game InfoEdit

Unique unit of the Shoshone civilization. Replaces Cavalry. Requires 20xHorse5 Horses.

  • Common abilities:
    • Can Move After Attacking
    • Penalty Attacking Cities (33)
    • No Defensive Terrain Bonuses
  • Special abilities:
    • Full Moon Striker: +1 Movement
  • Special traits:
    • Less 20xProduction5 Production cost (200 vs. 225)


The Comanche Riders are cheaper and faster than the standard Cavalry unit, making it easy for the Shoshone to build up a sizable force of them. Use them and later upgrade them to Landships to jump-start your armored divisions in the Modern Era!

Historical InfoEdit

The Comanche were a branch of the Shoshone driven southward into Oklahoma and northern Texas by increasing pressure of the Northern Plains Indians. As Hunter-gatherers, under conditions of incessant conflict with other Indian peoples and Mexican and American settlers, the migratory Comanche developed a horse-warrior culture. Mounted on sturdy plains ponies, Comanche boys were taught to ride at a very early age. The warriors were armed with obsidian-tipped spears, devastating against opposing warriors on foot, and with bows and later rifles. The favored style of combat was guerrilla warfare: short, intense, close-in mounted attacks aimed at killing as many of the enemy as possible and driving off their livestock. The so-called Comanche Wars, beginning with their first raids against Spanish outposts in New Mexico in the 1700s, raged nearly continuously until the last bands were subdued by the U.S. Army in 1875.


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