imo, they seem very 1 dimensional up to late game when they can start pumping out their UU and buffed CA. So on paper they look like they will just get rekt by mid game vs the A and S tier factions if your opponent is equal skill.
If you dont scout rush they literally have nothing going for them, so if the opponent thinks slightly ahead and walls or archer rushes with just a couple spears it’s hard countered, leaving them with literally no advantage until castle age and beyond.
And for some incredibly weird reason, a light cav civ doesnt have squires? What are their infantry, non magyar slaves?
Maybe i just need to watch more videos of players using them…