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Unique melee unit of the Hittite civilization. Replaces the Chariot Archer. Requires Horses.
- Common traits:
- No defensive terrain bonuses
- Movement ends when entering rough terrain
- Special traits:
- Shock I promotion
- Can move after attacking
- Extra strength
- Penalty attacking cities (25)
- Movement -1
The Heavy Chariot is the Hittite unique unit, replacing the Chariot Archer. Unlike the Chariot Archer, the Heavy Chariot is a melee attack unit specializing in charging and breaking enemy fronts. This unit starts with the Shock I promotion.
The Hittite war chariot, an evolution of existing chariot designs, was larger and more robust than those commonly found amongst the armies of Egypt. By reducing the overall weight of the chariot and moving the wheels further to the front, the Hittite adaptation was capable of carrying up to 3 warriors on a single chariot. These chariots were often used to crash the enemy lines, breaking through and demoralizing the scattered infantry.