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The Rough Rider is a unique heavy cavalry unit of the American civilization (when led by Teddy Roosevelt) in Civilization VI.

  • Attributes:
    • Earns Civ6Culture Culture from kills on its Capital6 Capital's continent.
    • Gains +10 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength when fighting on Hills.
    • Lower maintenance cost.
    • Requires no resources.

StrategyEdit

The Rough Rider is an excellent unit for Roosevelt's America to train en masse as soon as it becomes available. Its high Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength and fast movement allow it to reach and deal with threats quickly, and the Civ6Culture Culture it generates by defeating invaders helps bring America a little closer to a Culture Victory. Even when more advanced units become available, keeping a few armies of Rough Riders on hand to repel attacks by hostile neighbors can be a cost-effective and culturally beneficial way to keep the peace on the continent.

Historical Context Edit

The First United States Volunteer Cavalry – better known to the unenlightened as the “Rough Riders” (the nickname taken from Buffalo Bill’s “Congress of Rough Riders of the World” … and describing Teddy’s unruly recruits rather well) – was a regiment raised by Theodore Roosevelt in 1898 AD for action in the Spanish–American War. Roosevelt had been a staunch supporter of America acquiring a colonial empire by almost any means, and when troubles arose in Cuba the United States took advantage of the opportunity to beat up the moribund and bankrupt Spanish Empire. Roosevelt immediately resigned his post as Asst. Secretary of the Navy and raised a volunteer regiment of 1060 cowboys, ranchers, miners, college athletes, and other rough sorts from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Although a cavalry unit, they served with distinction – mostly afoot, as at the famous charge up San Juan Hill (actually, Kettle Hill – but that’s Americans abroad for you) on July 1. Afterward the Rough Riders were part of the siege of Santiago, until Spain surrendered in August, whereupon the volunteers returned home and went about celebrating in their own ways.

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