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The Wooden Cavalry

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The Wooden Cavalry

Cm fe11 13.png

Location

Fort Menedy

New units

Astram, Beck

Boss(es)

Grigas

Previous chapter(s)
Next chapter(s)

Land of Sorrow

The Wooden Cavalry (Japanese: グルニアの木馬隊 Grunia's Wooden Horse Corps) is the thirteenth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & 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

Main article: The Wooden Cavalry/Script

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

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 17-1 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
30 columns by 23 rows

Character data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Astram
Portrait astram fe11.png
Hero
HP
26
Inventory
Silver Sword
WyrmslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.*
Level
1
Enemy, talk to with Midia
Beck
Portrait beck fe11.png
Ballistician
HP
20
Inventory
Thunderbolt
Level
1
Visit the village
Returning Characters

Marth ​Frey ​Abel ​Cain ​Jagen ​Gordin ​Draug ​Norne ​Caeda ​Wrys ​Bord ​Cord ​Barst ​Ogma ​Darros ​Castor ​Julian ​Lena ​Navarre ​Matthis ​Merric ​Roshea ​Vyland ​Sedgar ​Wolf ​Hardin ​Wendell ​Rickard ​Athena ​Bantu ​Caesar ​Radd ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Maria ​Minerva ​Linde ​Jake ​Dolph ​Macellan ​Tomas ​Boah ​Midia ​Horace ​

Item data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

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

Shop data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds steel sword.png Steel Sword 875

Enemy data

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Grust Thief 7 1 19.6 3.2 0 3.4 10 0 2.8 0 7 Iron Sword RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Prioritizes destroying the village.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 3 2 21.8 4 0 1.2 3.4 0 12 0 -- Stonehoist
--
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif Grust Curate 7 1 18.4 0 2.2 2.8 5.8 0 4.2 8.4 5 Mend
--
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif Astram Hero 1 1 26 8 1 14 14 3 8 3 8 Silver Sword WyrmslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- Thunderbolt
--
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Grust Thief 7 1 19.6 3.2 0 3.4 10 0 2.8 0 7 Iron Sword
Prioritizes destroying the village.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 2 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- Arrowspate
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 4 Arrowspate
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- Stonehoist
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- HoistflammeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 4 Stonehoist
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 3 1 21.8 4 0 1.2 3.4 0 12 0 -- Hoistflamme
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 5 0 1 3 0 12 0 -- Arrowspate
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 5 0 1 3 0 12 0 -- Stonehoist
--
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grigas Ballistician 5 1 26 7 0 3 6 0 16 0 -- Pachyderm
Stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.

Boss data

Main article: Grigas
Boss data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or be otherwise truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Small portrait grigas fe11.png
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Ballistician
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 26 Speed 6
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 16
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Inventory
Pachyderm
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

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.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

The Wooden Cavalry

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Japanese

グルニアの木馬隊

Grunia's Wooden Horse Corps

Spanish

Artillería de Grust

Artillery of Grust

French

La Légion de bois

The Legion of Wood

German

Hölzerne Reiterei

Wooden Cavalry

Italian

L'artiglieria di Grust

The Artillery of Grust

Gallery


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References

← The Ageless Palace •
← A Traitor's Worth •
The Wooden Cavalry • Land of Sorrow →
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Maps 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's 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 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 LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics 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 KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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 ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline