Unknown unique Rus unit

Who is this golden masked man and why is he always commanding soldiers? I think he must be something similar to the Khan but I would like to read your thoughts and hopes about him and if you know who exactly is1

May be a campaign hero.


They should have straight swords before age 4 though.

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That’s a campaign unit, looks like a hero.
The photo is a Cumman horseman, probably representing the Rus Cavalry Archers.

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That depends, early sabres started to appearing in 13th century already so its correct

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Not for infantry though.