Cataphract

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  • Greek: cataphractes - closed from all sides: mail-clad.

A type of heavy armored cavalry used as shock troops, usually charging in tight formation with lances and armed with sword or mace in the following melee.

Kataphraktoi remain in use by the Persian Empire primarily as the pushtigbahn but most have evolved into lighter lancers.

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