Priest icon
Unit type Shock Cavalry
Base cost 160 Food Food, 220 Wealth Wealth, 180 Metal Metal
Ramping cost 11 Wealth Wealth
Creation time 48 seconds
Hit points 330
Line of sight 4
Movement speed 36
Attack strength 50
Attack range 0-0
Armour 25
Population cost 1 Population Population
Created at Outpost
Prerequisites none
Upgrades from none
Upgrades to none
Available to Parthian IconNabataean Icon

So what could be more dangerous than a bunch of smelly beasts which horses refuse to approach? the answer is all too easy: a bunch of smelly beasts clad in the finest armour man has ever seen which horses won't dare to approach because of their appalling odour and the long lances of their riders.

The HaGamla haKhabarin or "heavy camel" is thus the Arab answer to the heavy cavalry formations of their neighbours, being essentually camels clad in cataphract-type armour. These monstrosities are available as mercenaries to be recruited by the Parthians and Nabataeans, and are capable of functioning as a counter-cavalry unit that can deal trample damage, making them ideal as defenders against massed cavalry charges. 

Even so as units, they aren't that effective as normal shock cavalry ought to be owing to their diminished mobility; they could in theory overcome enemy heavy cavalry but only with great difficulty and many losses, but still remain a useful unit if you need to raise heavy cavalry almost instantaneously. Ultimately, haGamla haKhabarin probably are a more viable option for the Nabataeans given their ability to generate wealth early on through a more optimal Market; you will be hard pressed to find sufficient wealth to recruit them as the Parthians.

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