The idea for this patch emerged from the discussion in D2846.
Nisean war horses were reserved for the heaviest shock cavalry (i.e. champion spearmen in 0 A.D.) This patch makes the nisean_horses.json technology similar to the spartans_agoge.json technology:
- instead of all cavalry, limited to Champion Cavalry Spearman;
- because +20% health is a lot, the training time is raised by 10%;
- cost raised by 200 food to 400 food, 200 metal;
- made the new “Horse Breeding” technology (D3317/rP24548) a requirement.
(For comparison, upgrade_mace_silvershields.json costs 600 metal.)