Forgive me if now is not the right time to bump this, I realise there are much higher priorities as we come to the close of this development cycle.
Any further feedback @Thunderbrd
? One thing I noticed going over my work is that I seem to be mistaken in thinking cavalry dates to the Neolithic. As far as I've read, there is no undisputed evidence domestication prior to the invention of writing/bronze metallurgy, which I use as the main historical milestones to mark the divide between Neolithic and Ancient. There are the Proto-Indo Europeans, but at what point they started using horses and particularly chariots as as of yet undetermined.
On the other hand, some Native American nations took to using horses quite quickly when they were introduced by Europeans, and I can't see any reason in principle
a Neolithic society (especially one along the lines of the Ancient Near East during the Chalcolithic (Copper Age)) couldn't support a cavalry force (though obviously not one on the scale of Egypt or Rome). This may come down to a matter of historical accuracy vs "what-if" plausibility, and I know Caveman2Cosmos leans towards the latter. Also, it would be rather odd if man could domesticate megafauna but not something as comparatively simple as horses. I think @Dancing Hoskuld
might be able to help here.