"An outrider came by yesterday, checking to see if we were safe. Gosh, he was so handsome and dashing, who wouldn't want to go outriding with him? he grabbed my buns and was off like the wind. Never paid for them, mind."
Lena Fluffe, Walfenburg baker[1a]
Empire Pistoliers

An Empire pistolier, an example of a cavalryman

Cavalrymen are soldiers in the armies of the Warhammer World, deployed lightly armoured on horseback. On campaign, they act as scouts or raid and harass enemies. In battle, they often strike enemy lines forcefully, only to quickly ride away again. From Chaos Cults to Asrai, every significant army in the Old World uses light cavalry.[1a]

In armies of the Empire, light cavalry include Pistoliers, Outriders, Demilancers, and Horse Archers. Although the Bretonnians are famed for their heavily-armoured knights, their armies are also known to include mounted men-at-arms. Meanwhile, the Glade Riders of Athel Loren are some of the most feared cavalrymen in the Old World.[1a]


  • 1: Warhammer Fantasy RPG 4th ED -- Core Rulebook
    • 1a: pg. 109

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