I have never before tried these units, I know I should have, but since the last game gave me so many Horse resources (22 )I thought I would at least give them a go, you know instead of just going with Dragoons. Well knock me over! These guys are brilliant. I could send two ranks of Lancers against any foe or city and just "attack, swap with the rear row, attack, rinse and repeat". Their mobility means nothing really hinders them; hills, forest, jungle or marsh, it doesn't matter. Just send them on in. At first I thought I might need to bring along some crossbows or cannon. Nope, don't need them, though I did also have naval bombardment support ( a couple of early era ships I hadn't yet upgraded). Just my lone Dragoon to actually take the city and then some other unit to garrison in it afterward. So I don't know, did I just strike a lucky couple of battles or are these really the uber unit?