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    Hi,

    I have a question regarding the British Chariots. As far as I know, the Britons only used Chariots as a means of transportation. This is in contrast with Egypt, who used its chariots a lot more agressive.

    I'm not a big fan of Chariots though and I was wondering: Will Britain have chariots?

    Sorry if this question has been asked before, a quick search didn't give me any satisfying results.
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    It seems that they most certainly will do so; both light and heavy variations. I doubt they will be able to throw javelins from the back of them, though. That might be hardcoded.
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    Yes, the Britons will have chariots.

    We have implemented them because they were used in Britannia in the time period we have as subject, and because the insular La Tene Celts actually did use them offensively, much in the way of javelin-throwing and such fun stuff. They were primarily a replacement for the horse in the insular La Tene culture, which had replaced the chariot in the mainland La Tene culture.



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    Default Re: Briton Chariots

    eypt didnt use chariost bu 250BC. CA just missed it by 500 years...they were very close tough :'D

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    Thanks for the answers guys.
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    Still doesn't answer the "do the British chariots throw javelins" question... do they? I mean, I don't see why not, just change the projectile type right?

    Anyway, can anyone tell me conclusively which factions or which areas are capable of training chariot units? Can the Seleucids do it? They did use them to little effect in battle right? The Pontics must mus be capable IIRC they used them against the Romans to little effect. I don't know about the Ptolemies, something tells me no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turin
    The Pontics must mus be capable IIRC they used them against the Romans to little effect.
    Actually the pontics were among the few who used their chariots to GREAT effect against the romans. Mithradates used them to effectively slaughter a roman army, I don't remember the name of the battle and exact year when it took place though.
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    ehhh i hope briton generals don't use chariots and if they do at least mak it a bit more powerful than vanilla if possible..those enemy general cavalry keep on chasing my generals -.-;; and kicks the chariot's butt too

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    Default Re: Briton Chariots

    The British represent the Cassi, and the Cassi kings and chieftans fought from chariot, so it will be a chariot unit. However, chariots are being reworked; they had several uses to the Celts. A missile platform (javelins), with younger warriors driving and throwing javelins, a transport (we can't represent this), and as a kind of infantry/light cavalry disrupting tool. A British chariot could crush small ponies, and would certainly force them to break in multiple directions, as well as scatter infantry. They have to be used like the Celts intended for them to be effective; Celts supported them with cavalry or infantry who'd rush in and hit the disrupted formation. In that sense, they're very valuable. They are not a stand alone unit by any means, and shouldn't be used as such.
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