Camel Cataphracts

Recruitment Cost 1,160
Upkeep Cost 190
Melee Attack 44
Weapon Damage 25
Bonus vs. Large 10
Charge Bonus 71
Melee Defence 19
Armour 90
Health 100
Base Morale 65
Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Very good charge
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Weak in prolonged melee
  • Good morale

The camel is a curious thing in battle and, when clad in full armour, its strange looks are much enhanced. Camels are also rather smelly, and this makes horses uneasy unless they are used to the odour. Perhaps not the fastest of creatures, the camel does not charge particularly quickly, but the extra height it gives to its rider makes a lance rather effective. The word 'cataphract' derives from two Greek words, 'kata' - completely - and 'phraktos' - covered or protected. This neatly describes the all-over nature of the armour of both man and camel. Cataphracts were even adopted by the Romans, who used them in their Eastern Empire as auxiliaries.

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