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Poligar
Poligar
Belongs to Maratha Confederacy
Type Melee Cavalry
Weapon(s) Sword
Soldiers in each unit 45
Melee Attack 11
Charge bonus 15
Defense skill 13
Morale 9
Tech requirement None
Produced from Military Governor's Barracks
Special abilities ­
  • Can Hide in Woodland
  • Can Hide in Light Scrub
  • Good stamina
  • Resistant to Heat Fatigue
  • Paths seldom trod
  • Can Form Diamond Formation
  • Can Form Wedge Formation
Cost 1200 SP/850 MP
Upkeep 300
Turns to Train 1
Unit Cap 0
Mar poligar icon cavs
Poligar are a type of melee cavalry in Empire: Total WarThey are available to the Maratha Confederacy with the Elite Units of the East DLC. 

DescriptionEdit

Poligars are unusual: elite light cavalry who wear armour. Despite the extra weight, they are still a terrifyingly swift force on the battlefield.

They generally wear helmets and cuirasses, often of the highest quality; Indian weapon makers need acknowledge few equals. They carry swords, and have skill enough to use them well in melee. Poligars also have the speed to ride down light troops such as skirmishers, and to pursue broken enemies. They should not be thrown away attacking disciplined infantry in square: they require luck to break such a target.

Light cavalry were a fixed tradition of war in India, romanticised for their bravery and freebooting ways. Horsemanship was a prized and honoured skill throughout Indian society, as was fighting prowess. To make the most of both, Indian craftsmen produced some fascinating weapons, many of which were still in use in the 18th Century. The "patta", for example, was a gauntlet-sword: a blade built into an armoured glove, making it almost impossible for the user to be disarmed, other than by being literally "disarmed" and maimed. It had a horizontal grip like the Indian punch-dagger, something that looked like a Chicago gangster's brass knuckles crossed with a razor-sharp triangular knife.

General InformationEdit

Poligar are well-armored light cavalry, able to harass retreating foes effectively but also to fight in a prolonged melee if need be.

GalleryEdit

Poligars EUE Icon

Elite Units of the East artwork

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