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Tuesday, 08 October 2013


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There absolutely were chariots in the Battle of Arbela. Darius prepared the field of battle first having all stones removed so the chariots would be most effective. (Alexander used the same tactic developed by Scipio two centuries later to deal with elephants. He had his phalanx open gaps so the chariots were herded into the rear and dealt with by his light troops.)

The Britons used war chariots against Caesar, and they did spook his legions until they got used to them.


I've always thought it strange that there are no chariot CH units in Spartan and Legion. Was it because the Romans used chariots more as transport than as a military unit?

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