Dromedary Cavalry (NTW unit)
Astride fast moving and manoeuvrable steeds, these carbine and sabre armed men are excellent skirmish troops.
Fearsome and powerful beasts, these camels terrify regular cavalry horses with their distinctive reek. Their long limbs and striding gait make them incredibly manoeuvrable; their riders are armed with sabres and carbines, and excel in skirmish warfare. Able to effectively avoid trouble, their only major tactical weakness is when engaged in prolonged attacks against well-trained infantry or in melee against a superior cavalry unit.
Historically, camel cavalry were often used to panic enemy horses. All horses, unless accustomed to camels, hate their smell and became uncontrollable when near them. Camels have proven to be extremely useful beasts throughout the world: the one-humped dromedaries are now largely domesticated, with only a few living wild in their original homelands. There are, however, estimated to be 300,000 wild camels in Australia, escapees from the herd brought in to act as transport in the desert interior. At the time of writing, the Australian authorities are considering a cull, as the camel has no natural predators in the outback.
- Can hide in woodland
- Can skirmish
- Good stamina
- Inspires nearby units
- Paths seldom trod
- Scares horses
Unit is exclusive to the Egyptian Campaign.