Camels and elephants

dave.p
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Camels and elephants

Postby dave.p » Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:54 am

Do camels react to elephants in the same way as other mounted troops?
Can some camels be "used to elephants"

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Wayne Richards
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Re: Camels and elephants

Postby Wayne Richards » Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:12 pm

Hi Dave - my thoughts are that yes, as mounted they would react to elephants the same as other cavalry. I am not aware of any Camel troops that have the "Used to elephants" special rule. Cheers W.

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Re: Camels and elephants

Postby dave.p » Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:36 am

I may be over-thinking this due to the choice of words used in "Terror" and "Used to elephants".
p38. Terror. "In addition mounted troops are not allowed to charge elephants. Cavalry that pass their terror test..." The first sentence clearly includes camels but does the second ?
p38. "Used to elephants". There is one mention of cavalry and no mention of camels or mounted troops.
There are a number of rules, charging for instance, which specifically refer to cavalry and camelry together but these two rules on p38 do not refer to them together.

I am also not aware of any camelry which currently have the "used to elephants " rule but this could be an oversight. I am vaguely aware of some Northern Indian armies using elephants and camels in their baggage trains - not much of a precedent I'll admit.

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Re: Camels and elephants

Postby MartinG » Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:49 am

camelry always count the same as cavalry. No camelry is used to elephants.
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