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Mercenary Camel Archers Mercenaries Missile Cavalry

Mercenary Camel Archers

If smell alone guaranteed worth in battle, camels would be used by every army!

Camels have a number of advantages over horses: although notorious for their questionable temperament, they can be docile when handled correctly and are less nervous than horses. As desert creatures camels also have greater stamina and can endure long periods without water. This advantage offered a certain strategic flexibility to commanders, as long treks in arid conditions could then be undertaken. When faced by conventional cavalry, the size and odour of camels caused horses to rear-up and back away in a fight. The invention of the north Arabian saddle in the 4th century BC made effective control considerably easier; the steady, elevated position of the saddle enabled an archer to scan the battlefield and pick his targets off with some ease.

Mercenary Camel Archers

Unit Name

Mercenary Camel Archers

Main Unit Key

Mer_Ara_Camel_Archers

Land Unit Key

Mer_Ara_Camel_Archers

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

450

Recruitment Cost

320

Upkeep Cost

240

Missile Damage

35

├ Missile Weapon

rome_recurve_bow_horse

├ Projectile

arrow_recurve_horse

├ Missile Damage

31

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

12

Accuracy

5

Range

125

Reload

13

Shots Per Minute

6

Ammunition

15

Melee Attack

16

Weapon Damage

24

├ Melee Weapon

rome_shortsword

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

4

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

0

├ Bonus vs Elephants

0

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

8

Melee Defence

15

├ Base Defence

15

├ Shield

none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

10

├ Armour

cloth

├ Armour Defence

10

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

85

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

5

├ Mount

roman_camel

├ Mount Entity

rome_camel

└ Mount Health

40

Base Morale

35

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Fire Whilst Moving
    This unit can fire when mounted and moving.
  • Resistant to Heat
    This unit tires less quickly in the desert.
  • Scare (horses)
    This unit gives a morale penalty to enemy horses.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Transport
  • Very poor hull strength
  • Very slow speed
  • Weak ramming
Mercenary Camel Archers
  • Long range
  • Average rate of fire
  • Fast moving
  • Good damage but low armour penetration
  • Very weak in melee
  • Very poor morale

Empire Divided Mercenaries Pool

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Empire Divided
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
1 rom_province_pool_nabataea Judea Jerusalem
Salamis
Tyros
1 0.15 1 4
2 rom_province_pool_nabataea Nabataea Charmuthas
Hegra
Petra
1 0.15 1 4
3 rom_province_pool_arabia_felix Arabia Felix Eudaemon
Maas-gat
Marib
0 0.15 1 4
4 rom_province_pool_arabia_magna Arabia Magna Adummatu
Gerrha
Yathrib
0 0.15 1 4

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Grand Campaign
No. Pool Province Region Initial Unit Count Chance To Replenish Max Replenish Per Turn Max Count
5 rom_province_pool_nabataea Nabataea Charmuthas
Jerusalem
Petra
Hegra
1 0.15 1 4
6 rom_province_pool_arabia_felix Arabia Felix Eudaemon
Maas-gat
Marib
0 0.15 1 4
7 rom_province_pool_arabia_magna Arabia Magna Gerrha
Adummatu
Yathrib
0 0.15 1 4
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