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    Posted: 09-Sep-2004 at 20:27

Camels
Levied from the vast expanse of the Sands, these war camels often carried bow armed troops or a smaller version of the Howdah.  These troops often disrupted cavalry by their stench and fought in loose trained formations.

Cattle
Formed in front of the army by the cattle herders, these beasts of burden were
encouraged to stampede into the enemy formations causing mass disorder. 

Chariots
Forged from wood and iron, these wheeled platforms of death rampaged across the sands and valleys of the ancient world.  Often carrying up to 4 warriors and four horses, they found success against formed close order foot soldiers.

Elephants
Carrying up to three warriors in a large Howdah (Square Box platform), these
behemoths struck terror in the hearts of men and horses.  They were quite effective against inexperienced troops, close order foot soldiers, and all mounted troops.

Flaming Pigs
Covered in phosphorus and lit with fire, these herds of pigs would charge toward the enemy and their squeal would disorder horse and foot soldiers alike.  A tactic invented by the Late Romans and adopted by other empires.

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With a personal bodyguard and staff of 500 men, these professional leaders command multiple units into battle.

King
The king is the leader of a country.  Each country has only one king and a limited number of heirs.  Without a leader a country's people will be demoralized and
directionless.  The people may even revolt.

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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Sep-2004 at 03:08

Why do you need this info Ralo?

For some kind of strategy game?

 

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haha, I think you could be right...

 

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Flaming Pigs
Covered in phosphorus and lit with fire, these herds of pigs would charge toward the enemy and their squeal would disorder horse and foot soldiers alike.  A tactic invented by the Late Romans and adopted by other empires.

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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Sep-2004 at 04:00
Originally posted by Ralo

Flaming Pigs
Covered in phosphorus and lit with fire, these herds of pigs would charge toward the enemy

I sincerelly doubt that a herd of flaming pigs would "charge towards the enemy"

 

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  Quote lars573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Sep-2004 at 18:12
The theory behind them was you get then going in the right direction first then make a big flaming hog roller.
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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2004 at 03:58

Originally posted by lars573

The theory behind them was you get then going in the right direction first then make a big flaming hog roller.

Then the theory must  be miles apart from reality.

I wonder if such an incident is ever recorded (from a reliable source).

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Well, Hannibal used to tie burning sticks on cattle's horns and he would send them into a rush against the Roman camps at night.
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  Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2004 at 00:03
I heard Koreans used to strap barrels of gunpowder to cattle and then blow them up....or have I just been playing too much EmpiresTMW?
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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2004 at 04:17
I think that cattle were a too valuable resource to be wasted like that (and with questionable results). But stil it's a funny idea
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  Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2004 at 16:41
Have you ever plaed Empires Dawn of the Modern World?  That's exactly what the Koreans have.  They're so fun to use.  First they run up to the enemy and gore them.  And then when they run out of health, they explode and cause massive splash damage.  
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  Quote Demetrios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Nov-2004 at 11:55

"Well, Hannibal used to tie burning sticks on cattle's horns and he would send them into a rush against the Roman camps at night."

No. He used it as a decoy. When the romans get in direction of the fire thinking it was Hannibal army, the Carthaginians fled by another direction. The bulls never charged the roman camp.



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