|Belongs to||Mughal Empire, Mysore|
|Soldiers in each unit||45|
|Produced from||Drill School|
|Turns to Train||1|
Qizilbashi Cavalry are a type of missile cavalry in Empire: Total War.
These tribal cavalry are ideal for quick, bloody, skirmish attacks.
Their small horses can get them into and out of a fight with little trouble, making them well-suited to raiding tactics rather than a long, wearing fight. They are often positioned on the wings of an army, where they can rapidly take advantage of any isolated or vulnerable enemies. They are also superb at pursuing broken enemy units to prevent them reforming.
Historically, the Qizilbash tribes settled in northern Afghanistan and the middle of Mughal India. Their name derives from the Turkic for “Red Heads” due to their distinctive red headwear, which they kept even during their time under Safavid Persian rule.
Their ability to fire from horseback can make them useful for hit-and-run; however, their lower accuracy makes them not as deadly as their major faction-equivalents. They act like early Light Dragoons with poorer accuracy and smaller regiment sizes.