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    Default Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    Nevermind.
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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    All righty. Can we see a real-life picture of an EB kataphract now?

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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    Looks like a parade cataphract to me. Depends on what you call "real"...
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    I have to admit that I can't actualy see what is so bad it.
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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    The "real" picture does not have horse armour. I must confess I first thought he meant EB cataphracts, but I see now it's RTW. So the camel cataphracts could actually be such in the game, it's been so long since I played vanilla I can't even remember if they were there.

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    Last edited by Wolfman; 06-20-2007 at 01:07.
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    Lol

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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    I think rtw catas are more like this:
    http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/elep_1.jpg
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    I don't get it...

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    Perfect mAIOR!
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    That city in the background doesn't look completely "real" to me.
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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    It looks like a painting. It probably a stage
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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    Later on "cataphract" could also mean simply an armoured cavalryman, not necessarily on a barded horse. "Clibanarius" got equally vague pretty fast by what I know of it, although it usually signified heavier equipement.

    Anyway, the problem with the vanilla RTW catas was that they were from something like very late Parthian or early Sassanid times, ie. nearly half a millenia out of date for RTW...

    I'd peg the gear in the first pic of the OP to be essentially Migration Period or thereabouts chronology-wise; weren't helmets of that design popular around that time ?
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    katatanks from RTW What a nightmare!!!

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    So what exactly is the point of this thread? To suggest RTW was secretly really accurate? I think not. Even if the cataphracts DID look like that (which I doubt, since that picture looks pretty fishy to me) we can agree they weren't bright purple and were NOT ancient Rohirrim.
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    Were the cataphracts in vannila overpowered or something?
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    I remember wiping out the two or so Parthia starts with by luring them into the pikes of those cruddy levy phalangites and then just repeatedly charging their derrieres with FamiCav (the early-campaign light model too), so not really. The bow-and-mace BI Clibas were way nastier.
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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    I agree those guys were my eastern nightmare. I could take hords easilly (AS
    really I don't know why they sent 8 stacks to my ambush in a row). RTW were strong but you could get rid of them easilly (I prefered Urban cohorts with cretan archers armies)... But, in the hands of a skilled player they were deadly!


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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    I've seen the RTW vanilla cataphract of a illustration done on Late Roman cataphracts in some triumph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchman
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    Anyway, the problem with the vanilla RTW catas was that they were from something like very late Parthian or early Sassanid times, ie. nearly half a millenia out of date for RTW...
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    Now that explains it....

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    i remember i used to have like 2 stacks of pure cataphract army as seleucids

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    Wolf your link leads directly to the main website , not the actual page.


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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    strange. It was working before. I'll see what I can do.

    Edit: Try it now. The address changed thats why the link wasn't working
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    Speaking of vanilla katatank stories I have steam rolled even phalanx pikemen with a head on charge .


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    Default Re: Real life picture of RTW Cataphracts!!!

    Well, ignoring the issue of it's accuracy, it's a beautiful picture. What city is that in the backround, is this from a film?

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    Why the hell would you even bother putting someone that heavily armored on a completely unarmored horse?

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    I haven't heard it put any better Reverend Gonzo ( chuckles )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman25
    thats a british abbot self propelled howitzer. not exactly a tank.it mounts a 105mm howitzer.
    and what mAIOR posted is a german elephant tank destroyer.



















    sorry im a tankophile

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    I'm thinking of changing it from that to mAIOR posted. A panzer. And get away from me you pervert
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