Camel Gunners (NTW unit)

Camel Gunners
Camel Gunners
Category: Cavalry
Class: Missile Cavalry
Men: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60
Range: 80
Accuracy: 40
Reloading skill: 35
Ammunition: 10
Melee attack: 9
Charge bonus: 11
Defence: 5
Morale: 6
Turns to train: 2
Recruitment cost: 420
Upkeep cost: 130

These camel-mounted irregulars are armed with carbines and are born skirmishers.

Horses cannot stand the smell of camels, and this gives all camel riders the advantage in melee. However, these soldiers are most effective when using their firepower to harass enemies, whittling down their numbers to the point where a charge will break them. They are also swift and very manoeuvrable, and this can be used to keep them out of trouble as well as send them to a critical point in battle. They will not, however, survive for long if they are sent against a disciplined and well-handled line infantry unit.

Historically, the Bedouin people talked before resorting to the feud, although they were very adept at defending themselves when needed. Life in the desert was harsh and unforgiving, and unnecessary squabbles or attempts to save face through violence did nothing for a man’s survival. The Bedouin were raiders on other folk but that was a matter of survival, and directed, as often as not, against outsiders.


Can hide in woodland
Can skirmish
Good stamina
Inspires nearby units
Paths seldom trod
Scares horses

Available for:

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French Republic

Unit is exclusive to the Egyptian Campaign.

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