The Rhoxolani were a Sarmatian people that migrated toward what is now the Baragan steppes in
Romania. The historian Strabo described them as nomads. The Rhoxolani were defeated by general Diophantus
in Mithradates' Crimean campaign and subsequently came over to fight with the Pontics against Rome. There is a small mention of
100 Sarmation cavalry distinguishing themselves in the First Mithridatic campaign.
These horsemen wore scale armor made of metal or horn and fought with a long two-handed lance. It's worth mentioning that they must have been great horsemen to ride a galloping horse with (a) no hands leaning over to one side with a two handed lance (b) no stirrups (c) you and the horse each with armor. They were fierce in combat and impact. Thus, in Impetus, they're rated as Impetuous and throw 9 dice on impact. That fistful is almost what you'd throw as later period Knights.
Figures by Khurasan Miniatures. I'd gladly buy Khurasan minis again but I've been spoiled by Essex and Old Glory when it comes to horse figures. These are very lively poses and the scale armor is well done. After all, scale armor is what it's about when it comes to painting the Rhoxolani!
Let's wrap up with some artwork for inspiration. Now, which way do I point the sharp end?