Sarmatian Horse Archers
While the cataphracts earned all the glory, it was the wave upon wave of light cavalry that formed the core of a Sarmatian force. Whether carrying short spears or bows, these riders could keep an enemy perpetually off-balance, slowly whittling them down until the cataphracts arrived.
You are able to upgrade Sarmatian light cavalrymen to Horse Archers for +6 points per model. This confers a +1 bonus to both the ranged and bravery stats. When also factoring in their ability to ‘hit and run’, this ranged unit makes for a dangerous foe indeed.