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Glade Riders is a Wood Elves cavalry unit. Agile and swift beyond measure, these mounted warriors' missiles spell doom for their opponents.


The Glade Riders are perhaps the greatest horse-warriors of the world, their Elven reflexes allowing them to perform an incredible variety of seemingly reckless acts that are far beyond the abilities of lesser races. Whether firing backwards while riding full pelt through deep woods or darting through the ranks of surprised enemy outriders, Glade Riders routinely survive their escapades unscathed through a formidable combination of graceful skill and unflappable confidence.


  • Forest Stalker: The Elves of Athel Loren gain bonuses to melee defence and accuracy while fighting within the forest.
  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
  • Very Fast: This unit can run circles around most other units, taunting and harrassing the enemy or evading its missile fire.


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Glade Riders are a quick missile cavalry that does decent damage from afar. They have minimal armour, but relatively decent melee stats. Use them to harass the enemy and if you find exposed archers/artillery quickly charge them before retreating.


Among missile cavalry, this unit has the highest range at 150. Ellyrian Reaver archers and Skeleton Horsemen Archers come close at 140.