Elfen-Waldläufer (Civ4 FFH)
This is an Elven version of an advanced scouting unit, wonderful for subduing any later animals.
Rumoured to be the bastard offspring of Elves and Men, the semi-autonomous Rangers are beyond doubt the best scouts available, if you can tempt a few to join your cause. Almost magically in tune with nature, Rangers can bend the wildest of beasts to their will and fear neither lofty peaks nor frozen wastes.
Rangers can move through impassable terrain, carry hawks, and carry on a Scout's increased movement rate. They are also the first unit to receive the Animal Handling promotion, allowing them to convert defeated animal units. These units are particularly useful because they can travel in Rival territory. They require a Hunting Lodge to train and can be upgraded to a Druid or a Beastmaster.