Early Antiquity?

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Re: Early Antiquity?

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 am

jomni wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:54 am
Interesting to also note that the next evolution of the chariot in the form of War Wagons defeated horse cavalry in Europe and China.
Not really chariots I think.
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Re: Early Antiquity?

Post by kongxinga » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:50 am

Thanks for the responses. One theory that I favor was that Chariots were a way of using small, weak, horses unsuited for cavalry. So the theory goes, you either need a cavalry trained and bred horses (large, good for charging European horses, or smallish, high endurance, good for long term riding mongolian ponies) while for chariots you could get away with work/sumpter horses. I assume since many chariots were one driver, one noble with bow shooting people, that even work horses would do the job (while any real shock cavalry would have to be cavalry trained to not immediately throw the rider). And if one horse is too weak, 4 horses can do the job, while a horse archer/skirmisher can't ride 4 horses at the same time, so his horse has to be decently built.

As far as I know, getting better horses have been a ongoing mission for much of the Chinese history, while Near East with better access to real horses could easily transition to cavalry, far east with poor access to horses had to wait several more centuries.

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Re: Early Antiquity?

Post by pharnabazus » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:15 am

Yggdrassil wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm
rbodleyscott wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Yggdrassil wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:32 am
Will there be a new expansion soon? It has been some time since the last one (October I think).
We are working on it. Rather more new models are needed for the next DLC than were needed for either of the last two.
I'm guessing this is because the next expansion will jump to medieval period.

Time will tell :D
Based on this post to a question of mine back in August, I think you are probably right.

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