Camels Under the Burning Suns.

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Camels Under the Burning Suns.

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:idea: One word: camels...
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Changeling wrote::idea: One word: camels...
Errr... 4 words: try making complete sentences =)
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Post by Me1234 »

what do camels nave to do with anything

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Post by irrevenant »

I believe in conjunction with the ":idea:" emoticon, Changeling means:
"It would be nifty to have camels in the 'Under The Burning Sun' campaign".

Changeling: Please use complete, coherent sentences.

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Post by Changeling »

sorry, i was in a hurry.

But what do you think about adding camels?
My first idea was why there would be horses in the desert, refering to minor changes in artwork and description.

But then again, they could be monsters. Any thoughts?

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Changeling wrote:My first idea was why there would be horses in the desert
Why not? You don't think people don't have horses in the desert, do you? :o Besides, the desert elves had a nice oasis to sit around, so I don't see why horses would be much of a problem. It's not like they tended to wander around the desert for long periods of time, AFAICT.

EDIT: Besides, elves riding camels to battle sounds a little bit lame to me. :D Not that for example the humans or outlaws encountered couldn't have camels, but it doesn't really fit with elves in my mind.

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Post by Gus »

Then again, "Desert Elves" is quite a foreign concept, which is what makes UtBS interesting from the go. Still, given that in the desert, camels and horse are used as mounts, then definitely, Elves on horses sound better than Elves on camels ^^
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It doesn't have be integrated for all the elves. Maybe it can be like Eastern Invasion's scenario 9, Training the Ogres, an option, and next scenario it can be an artifact to be picked up by one of the characters like in Under the Burning Suns scenario 7 interludes. It could be Taming the Camel. It could give the rider extra movement and the charge weapon special, except for riders, of course.

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still, elves on camels???? :roll:

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Post by Changeling »

Again, WHY NOT?

Desert elves are a foreign concept to begin with...

Check this out as well. Camel troops! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_troops

In case you are too lazy...
Camel cavalry was quite common in deserts, such as the Sahara, because horses, although they were much more reliable, could not survive in the hot climate of the desert. The camel was used in this way by many civilizations, primevally Arabia, and are still in use today by armies and rebels in the region on some occasions.

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elves and camles do NOT go with each other. but...

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Post by irrevenant »

I think Changeling has a point. The whole idea of UtBS is to take a standard Wesnoth race (Elves) and see how they might change as the result of a dramatically different environment. Changing their choice of mounts is a reasonable way to go. If anyone can make camel-riding look elegant, it's the Elves. :)

That said, I think UtBS is pretty much a done deal at this point and I doubt camels will be retrofitted into the story at this stage.

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Post by Ken_Oh »

I guess I don't really care either way, but I'm wondering what kind of combat efficacy camels have. Can camels even run well while mounted?

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Post by palloco »

Taking into account that these elvish scouts have a 60% defense in desert, it would be logical that they had camels, which can maneuver way better than horses in dunes.
And yes, camels are fast even mounted.
http://www.camelphotos.com/RacingCamelsP1.html

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Post by troodon »

I like this idea. Camels are WAY cooler than horses.

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