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The Wooden Cavalry

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The Wooden Cavalry

Cm fe11 13.jpg

Location

Fort Menedy

New units

Astram, Beck

Boss(es)

Grigas

The Wooden Cavalry is the thirteenth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. It is one of the five chapters that were cut from book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Marth and his cohort begin the march towards Altea. They are faced with the Wooden Cavalry, Grust's artillery regiment. Marth elects to charge in and silence them from up close before they can do too much damage. After the battle, Nyna notices Marth is troubled; he explains that a commoner told him that Grust is divided about the war against Altea, causing him to doubt his own feelings of hatred towards Grust and Gra.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 n/a 17-1
Cm fe11 13.jpg


Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Astram
Portrait astram fe11.png
Hero
HP
26
Level
1
Enemy, talk with Midia
Beck
Portrait beck fe11.png
Ballistician
HP
20
Level
1
Visit the village
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.pngSmall portrait matthis fe11.pngSmall portrait merric fe11.pngSmall portrait wolf fe11.pngSmall portrait sedgar fe11.pngSmall portrait roshea fe11.pngSmall portrait vyland fe11.pngSmall portrait hardin fe11.pngSmall portrait wendell fe11.pngSmall portrait rickard fe11.pngSmall portrait athena fe11.pngSmall portrait bantu fe11.pngSmall portrait caesar fe11.pngSmall portrait radd fe11.pngSmall portrait roger fe11.pngSmall portrait jeorge fe11.pngSmall portrait maria fe11.pngSmall portrait minerva fe11.pngSmall portrait linde fe11.pngSmall portrait jake fe11.pngSmall portrait dolph fe11.pngSmall portrait macellan fe11.pngSmall portrait tomas fe11.pngSmall portrait boah fe11.pngSmall portrait midia fe11.pngSmall portrait horace fe11.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds wyrmslayer.png Wyrmslayer Dropped by Astram as an enemy.
Is ds hoistflamme.png Hoistflamme Dropped by a Ballistician.
Is ds ridersbane.png Ridersbane Dropped by a Thief.

Shop data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds steel sword.png
Steel Sword 875

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon Shadow Dragon (Hard-5)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 1 4 Is ds arrowspate.png Arrowspate --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 1 3 Is ds stonehoist.png Stonehoist --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 3 2 Is ds stonehoist.png Stonehoist --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 1 1 Is ds hoistflamme.png HoistflammeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 3 1 Is ds hoistflamme.png Hoistflamme --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grust Ballistician 1 1 Is ds thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt --
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Grust Thief 7 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Grust Thief 7 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron SwordIs ds ridersbane.png RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Grust Curate 7 1 Is ds mend.png Mend --
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Astram Hero 1 1 Is ds silver sword.png Silver SwordIs ds wyrmslayer.png WyrmslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Grigas Ballistician 1 1 Is ds pachyderm.png Pachyderm --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Grigas
Boss data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait grigas fe11.png
Ballistician
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 26 Speed 6
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 16
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Inventory
Is ds pachyderm.png Pachyderm
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png -- DSRankLance.png -- DSRankAxe.png --
DSRankBow.png -- DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

In this chapter you get Astram and Beck. Astram's base stats are utterly awful; they are comparable to Ogma and Caesar's average stats at level 10 unpromoted, making him less valuable than the swords in his pack. If you want to recruit him, you must deploy Midia, that sub-par Paladin you picked up in Chapter 12. Beck, on the other hand, is a powerful Ballistician. Anything that can be said about Jake applies to him, and the two can be used interchangeably or even in tandem. There are mercifully no reinforcements this chapter. Finally, note the many Arrowspate Ballisticians lurking about; Caeda and Minerva should be grounded or even benched for this chapter.

Since the three Ballisticians in the bottom row are all immobile, a cavalry rush can put them out of commission safely and efficiently. Armored units will be particularly effective in drawing out the enemy's artillery fire, allowing your squishier units a chance to zip in and pop them. Marth can also make for the village to recruit Beck, who comes with a Thunderbolt that does effective damage against enemy artillery. If you kill the guy with the Hoistflamme on the bottom row with someone with a full inventory and then transfer said Hoistflamme to the convoy, Beck can immediately take it from Marth and use it to good effect.

Once the initial rush is dead, you can start advancing by using Beck's Thunderbolt to wound the enemy Ballisticians and Jake to finish them off (or vice versa). Be careful with the enemy packing his own Thunderbolt, or you'll quickly find yourself short one artilleryman. Once he's dead and it's just down to Grigas and his three cronies, you can send in a General to help mop up.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Wooden Cavalry --
Japanese グルニアの木馬隊 Translates to "Grunia's Wooden Horse Corps"
Spanish Artillería de Grust Artillery of Grust
French La Légion de bois The Legion of Wood
German Hölzerne Reiterei The Wooden Cavalry
Italian L'artiglieria di Grust Artillery of Grust

Gallery


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References


The Ageless Palace The Wooden Cavalry Land of Sorrow
A Traitor's Worth


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCartasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline