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The Wooden Cavalry

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The Wooden Cavalry

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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 I 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
Defeat: Marth dies 1–14+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 17−1
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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
Required characters
Marth ​
Available characters
Abel ​Frey ​Jagen ​Cain ​Gordin ​Draug ​Norne ​Caeda ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Barst ​Bord ​Cord ​Darros ​Castor ​Julian ​Lena ​Navarre ​Merric ​Matthis ​Wolf ​Sedgar ​Roshea ​Vyland ​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 ridersbane.png Ridersbane Dropped by enemy Thief
Is ds wyrmslayer.png Wyrmslayer Dropped by Astram
Is ds hoistflamme.png Hoistflamme Dropped by enemy Ballistician

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 Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
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.
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.
Moves to raid the village, and ignores combat except to attack player units blocking the village; then moves to attack units once the village has been raided or visited.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 3 2 21.8 4 0 1.2 3.4 0 12 0 -- Stonehoist
Does not act until a player unit ends their turn in the middle row (columns 4–15, rows 11–13).
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
Moves to heal units in range.
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.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 1 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- Thunderbolt
Does not act until a player unit ends their turn in the west section of the map (columns 1–11).
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Grust Thief 7 1 19.6 3.2 0 3.4 10 0 2.8 0 7 Iron Sword
Moves to raid the village, and ignores combat except to attack player units blocking the village; then moves to attack units once the village has been raided or visited.
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif Grust Ballistician 1 2 20 3 0 1 3 0 11 0 -- Arrowspate
The northern one does not act until a player unit ends their turn in the north row (columns 4–19, rows 4–5).
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.
Does not act until a player unit ends their turn in the south row (columns 4–19, rows 19–20).
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
Does not act until a player unit ends their turn in the middle row (columns 4–19, rows 11–13).
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
--

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.

New Units:

  • Astram: To recruit Astram, deploy Midia, the Paladin from Chapter 12. However, be wary: Astram's base stats are disappointing. They're similar to what you'd expect from level 10 Ogma and Caesar. His value lies more in the weapons he carries rather than his combat prowess.
  • Beck: A powerful Ballistician. His capabilities are on par with Jake. You can use them interchangeably or together. Marth should head to the village to recruit Beck, who comes equipped with a Thunderbolt effective against enemy artillery.

Enemies:

  • Watch out for the many Arrowspate Ballisticians in the area. This might be a good time to keep Caeda and Minerva grounded, or even out of the battle altogether.
  • The bottom row features three immobile Ballisticians. A swift cavalry charge can neutralize them efficiently.
  • Be cautious of the enemy with a Thunderbolt; failing to do so can lead to a quick loss of one of your artillerymen.

Battle Strategy:

  • Initial Push: Armored units can attract and absorb the enemy's artillery shots. This paves the way for more vulnerable units to move in and neutralize them. Target the enemy with the Hoistflamme on the bottom row using a character with a full inventory. Transfer the Hoistflamme to the convoy afterward. Beck can then get it from Marth and use it effectively.
  • Mid-battle Tactics: With Beck's Thunderbolt, you can injure the enemy Ballisticians. Use Jake to finish them off (or reverse the roles). After the initial onslaught, advance cautiously.
  • Endgame Moves: When only Grigas and his three allies remain, bring in a General to assist in finishing them off.

Extra Note: There are no reinforcements in this chapter, so you don't need to be on the lookout for surprise attacks.

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 Aurelis KingMalledusNynaTalys King
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Background characters AnriArtemisCorneliusLizaLudwik
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 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 Aurelis KingMalledusNynaTalys King
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Background characters AdrahAnriArtemisCaldasIoteLizaLudwikMarlonMarcelusNagaOrdwin
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 AlterspireE: 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