Gendarme Cavalier Archetype questions

Rules Questions

I'm making a cavalier character for the first time and am going for the Gendarme archetype, and I have some questions regarding the feats section.

Bonus Feats:

A gendarme trains to be a mounted terror, almost to the exclusion of all other abilities. He gains bonus feats at 1st level, 5th level, and then every three levels thereafter, but must select these bonus feats from the following list: Improved Bull Rush, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Ride-by Attack, Spirited Charge, Spring Attack, and Unseat. If the gendarme has already selected all of the listed feats, then he may select his bonus feats from those feats listed as Combat Feats.

This ability replaces tactician, greater tactician, master tactician, and the standard cavalier’s selection of bonus feats.

So here's my questions in order

1. Does this do away with the feats you'd normally get at 6th, 12th, and 18th level? Or do you still keep those and just have to chose from the list first?

2. This is a sillier sorta question, but how do you gain the feats after level 5? Is it at level 7/10/13/16/19 or 8/11/14/17/20?

3.Are prerequisites necessary for these feats? Seeing as you don't get dodge and mobility in there for Spring Attack.


It replaces the normal bonus feats at 6, 12, and 18. You get bonus feats at 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20; in addition to the ones you get for normal character advancement. You have to meet the prerequisites, like the standard cavalier bonus feats.

Thank you kindly sir!

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