Started by mmcv, 19 April 2021, 03:16:43 PM
Quote from: Shedman on 19 April 2021, 04:27:23 PMMark "Big Insect" Fry is your man for stuff like this and cataphract camels as well. I researched camels for my 1840 Algeria project and found no evidence that camels were used in combat.There are a few pieces of artwork representing camels in skirmishes but nothing in large battles or close combat.My understanding, from reading various c19th French & British books, was that the camel was used in a strategic role. It got them to the battlefield and then the troops either fought on foot or on horseback. Have a look at Small Wars by Major C.E Callwell . He basically says that they are fine for getting to a battle but rubbish in a battle
Quote from: mmcv on 24 April 2021, 12:47:44 PMVery helpful, thank you!I've also yet to find any references to it in period either, other than as transport and baggage.