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Camel
Camel
Attempts have been made to employ camels as cavalry and dragoon mounts and as freight animals instead of horses and mules. The camels were mostly used in combat because of their ability to scare off horses in close ranges, a quality famously employed by the Achaemenid Persians when fighting Lydia, although the Persians usually used camels as baggage trains for arrows and equipment. The horses detest the smell of camels and therefore, the horses in the vicinity become harder to control. Camels have been used in wars throughout Africa, and also in the East Roman Empire.

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