Cataphracts are the main protagonists of the "Age of" games series. A cataphract consists of two parts: an armoured dude and an armoured pony. Cataphracts wreck everything and should be swarmed and when you run out of pop space for cataphracts you should delete your villagers and build more cataphracts
The word comes from Greek κατάφρακτος which means "holy shit check this out that pony is completely armoured". They originated in Scythia or Parthia or whatever and then everyone ripped them off because they were awesome.
In Age gamesEdit
Cataphracts were the ultimate upgrade of AoE's pony line. This means they glowed yellow and kicked ass. AoE players say the upgrade isn't worth the money but AoE players are dumb and should shut up.
Cataphracts hanged out in the scenario editor. AoM's scenario editor was for this reason better than the game itself.
There were no cataphracts in Ao3 and this is the reason Ao3 is nowhere near as awesome as other Age games. In fact, had they not included War Elephants in x-packs, it wouldn't be considered a game at all.
There are cataphracts for the Persians in AoEO and they kill everything. They kill absolutely everything and wield spears the size of entire buildings because WHY NOT
|Species in FPH Lore|
|Allies||Flying Purple Hippos • Nile Penguins • Flying Purple Tapirs|
|Enemies||Teal Hippos • Giant Carnivorous Hissing Cockroaches|
|Minor Factions||Cocogoats • Gobi Herrings • Yellow Digging Wise Birdies|
|Important Creatures||Blue Footed Boobies • Ponies • Dugongs • Elephants • Goats • Sheep • Miscellaneous Poultry|
Maggots • Cataphracts • Quaggans