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Auxiliary Camel Spearmen

Hardy fighters whose camels unnerve horses.

Camels, both dromedaries and Bactrians, were used by the eastern empires of the ancient world. Their pungent natural odour disorientated and frightened horses, and made sure they were valued as light shock cavalry. Over time, their use spread west across northern Africa and, reputedly, there was a detachment in Emperor Claudius’ conquest of far Britannia. Like other light cavalry they carried spears, and sometimes javelins, to harass and chase off enemy light cavalry, infantry and skirmishers. Their real strength came from the qualities of their camels, which allowed them to patrol arid areas. Historically, the first recorded use of camels in battle was between Shalmaneser III of Assyria and the 'Twelve Kings at Qarqar' in 853BC. Widespread use does not seem to have begun until much later, as demonstrated by the hasty formation of camel corps by Cyrus the Great for the Battle of Thymbra in 547BC.

Auxiliary Camel Spearmen

Unit Name

Auxiliary Camel Spearmen

Main Unit Key

Aux_Ara_Camel_Spear

Land Unit Key

Aux_Ara_Camel_Spear

Naval Unit Key

pel_transport

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Melee Cavalry

Custom Battle Cost

420

Recruitment Cost

420

Upkeep Cost

90

Melee Attack

28

Weapon Damage

25

├ Melee Weapon

rome_spear_cav

├ Melee Damage Base

20

├ Melee Damage Ap

5

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Bonus vs. Large

15

├ Bonus vs Elephants

15

└ Bonus vs Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

25

Melee Defence

50

├ Base Defence

10

├ Shield

caetra_cavalry

└ Shield Defence

40

Armour

25

├ Armour

padded

├ Armour Defence

20

└ Shield Armour

5

Health

85

├ Man Entity

rome_infantry_light

├ Man Health

40

├ Bonus Hit Points

5

├ Mount

roman_camel_spear

├ Mount Entity

rome_camel

└ Mount Health

40

Base Morale

40

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.
  • 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
Auxiliary Camel Spearmen
  • Average attack
  • Weak defence
  • Low damage but average armour penetration
  • Poor morale
Recuitment Requirement
Unit Resouces Auxilia_Nabatea_ArabiaMagna_ArabiaFelix

Grand Campaign Regions

Grand Campaign
Provinces Regions
Arabia Magna Yathrib Adummatu Gerrha
Nabataea Petra Hegra Charmuthas Jerusalem
Arabia Felix Eudaemon Maas-gat Marib
Requires Buildings
Auxiliary Camel Spearmen Lv. 0 Auxiliary Camp
Auxiliary Camp
(rome_military_aux_2)
Level 1
Auxiliary Barracks
Auxiliary Barracks
(rome_military_aux_3)
Level 2
Auxiliary Garrison
Auxiliary Garrison
(rome_military_aux_4)
Level 3
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