Attack bonus[edit | edit source]
- Cavalry: ×3
- Siege Weapons: ×2.5
God Bonuses and Upgrades[edit | edit source]
Poseidon reduces the cost of cavalry by 10% and Stables by 25%.
- Medium Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry and Champion Cavalry all increase LOS by 1 and attack by 10%, and increase hit points by 10%, 15% and 20% respectively.
- Levy Cavalry and Conscript Cavalry decrease training time by 20%.
- Copper Weapons, Bronze Weapons and Iron Weapons increase attack by 10%.
- Copper Mail, Bronze Mail and Iron Mail decrease hack vulnerability by 10%.
- Copper Shields, Bronze Shields and Iron Shields decrease pierce vulnerability by 10%.
- Lord of Horses (Poseidon) increases LOS by 4.
- Spirited Charge (Hermes) increases speed and attack by 10%.
- Thracian Horses (Dionysus) increases hit points by 20%.
- Oracle (Apollo) increases LOS by 6.
- Bacchanalia (Dionysus) increases hit points by 5%.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Prodromoi are hard counters to other cavalry units. Their main asset is that they can thrash standard cavalry and can beat all other types of cavalry except the tank-like War Elephant. With the introduction of the Chinese in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon, Prodromoi have become even more reliable than the Hoplite who take bonus damage from their unusual cavalry unit, the Cataphract. Prodromoi are also excellent against siege weapons, as they are fast and have a large bonus against them.
Against other units, they do not fare so well. With their poor pierce armor, they are mediocre against archers, unlike most cavalry. Though they have decent hack armor, but are still rather poor against infantry. Hoplites can replace Prodromoi as a defensive counter, but their ability to outrun most cavalry as well as their bonus against siege weapons makes them a valid addition to the Greek army.
History[edit | edit source]
The Prodomoi were a light cavalry unit within the heavy Macedonian cavalry (Hetairoi or Companions) of Alexander the Great's army. These men were armed with javelins or a shortened cavalry spear, plus a sword as their secondary weapon. They scouted for the army, but were used in battle with the heavier Companions if needed. They were particularly useful in battle during the pursuit of broken enemy troops that could be run down while fleeing.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While they represent an ancient Macedonian unit, they also bear an uncanny resemblance to Athenian cavalrymen.
- They wear an ancient Greek type of hat called Petasos (Πέτασος). This hat was first introduced in Thessaly, and in ancient Greek art, horsemen and Hermes are often depicted wearing one.