Historically accuracy of knight vs lancers

French has knight age 2

Mongols don’t have lancers until age 3

last time i checked, western EU got stirrups from mongol’s eastern EU invasions and they like oh yeah, maybe we should adapt those.

so how come mongol has no lancer age 2 hmm?

Also, i feel HRE should have some armor buffs to their knights considering they had the best metalworks out of all the playable civs atm

NO Europe got stirrups from Avars in 7 century.