ZVD-8008 1/72 Persian Chariot and Cavalry, V-IV century B.C. model kit
The rules how to use the chariots
The famous sickle-bearing chariots, that were used by the Persians, are considered original and moreover dangerous weapon. The
main threat for the opponents was long, sharp sickles that went beyond the boards of the carts. The main effect for the chariot was
reached when it went through the formation and cut the infantryman. But it did no harm for the close formation of phalanx that
bristled up by lances. That's why the special rules are applied for the chariot' attack.
The chariot uses the spurt (motion+4) and reinforcement of the cavalry attack (attack+2) in the same way as the cavalry. And
head-to-head fight appeared to be run as usual. At first the cavalry makes the first strike, later the surviving infantryman fight not
with the enemy's warriors but repulses the attack of the enemy's cavalry. To provide its own special strike with the sickles the
chariot may as if only it's making the spurt. During the usual action or the attack by the opponent of the chariot there is no sickle's
strike. Further if still there are not less then two horses near the chariot, it does its own special attack. With all this going on,
considered, that it goes throw the enemy's regime attacking the opponents' warriors of the second, third and forth files on the right
and left sides in the line of the chariot motion. After that the chariot stand behind the regime.
In case if more then two horses are killed, the chariot can't provide such kind of attack and stand still on its place. It does not
move any more. But, of course, the attempt to cut its way through the formation of the enemy's infantry, especially through the line
of lance-knights, who bristled up by the lances, is very dangerous. That's why it's more often for them trying to strike while not
passing the enemy's formation but to flash by aside of the regime. So that's enough for it to move aside of the opponents' regime,
along the stay. In such case it should not go along all stay of the opponent regime, all the warriors who are stand in a line nearby
the last stay cage'(where the chariot fixed) motion are considered the attacked ones.
The attack is considered to be effective in case if the chariot' stay all the time while moving was in touch with the stay of the
enemy's regime. The enemy's warriors do not have any opportunity to attack the opponents' horses due the kind of the attack
The attack against two opponents' regimes might be done in a similar way.
But if the player, who is the commander of the chariot, makes a mistake and it appears that the passageway between two enemy's
regimes is too narrow and the chariot does not blend with it. So the attack of the chariot will go on the same way as the attempt to
dash the enemy's formation.(See picture 5). Of course, the attack of the cavalry, that does not have the enemy's warriors in front
of, is not accomplished.
There might be another regime behind the attacked one, so in such case the chariot stops after passing the first one. The second
one should crowd together. But if one enemy's regime takes two stays in depth, the chariot may pass both of them during one
The nature of the ground also has the influence on the charity motion and on the cavalry moving as well.
If the charity has lost more then two horses while shooting, it's stay still until the end of the battle.
You should keep in mind that the charity was rather special kind of the troops. That's why there are some regulations for its
using.To acquire the charity you may as if the army costs not less then two hundred (200) coins.
Zvezda 1/72 Persian Chariot and Cavalry, V-IV century B.C. model kit. Pic.1