|Zamburak Camel Artillery|
Katar, Tulwar sword, Shaturnal swivel Cannon
Artillery, Camel riding, close quarter combat
Victorious over the Makhai
The Zamburaks where a special branch of Camel Cavalry of the legendary Mughal Empire (1526-1858 AD), an Islamic Kingdom that once ruled nearly all of the Indian Sub-continent. These riders rode camels which where armed with a specialized swiveling cannon called a Shaturnal (Camel Barrel), a small falconet cannon which was fired after the camel was lowered to its knees and had its legs tied together. When fired in numbers, these cannons could deliver a savage volley, and were effective against charging cavalry. If enemy troops came at the Zumbaraks at close quarters, the riders would fight back with daggers (like the Katar), and swords (the Tulwar, Shamshir, etc), and if the enemy rode horses unaquainted with Camels, their horses would most likely panic (horses are afraid of Camels).
The idea of firing Cannons, no matter how small, off the backs of Camels, may seem ludicrous to some in the modern world, yet Camel-Cannon-cavalry like the Zamburak was so successful in battle that they where still used in India's military until the 20th century. Cannon bearing Camels both outnumbered and outlasted their comrades in arms, Cannon Mounted Elephants, the last of which saw their guns finally silenced in 19th century Burma/ modern Myanmar.
It is very difficult to find enough accurate information about the Shaturnal swivel cannon (size/range/projectiles), but based on private research, stats of similar swivel cannons, and until more information comes to life, the following stats will be applied to the Shaturnal Swivel Cannon:
Range: 30-40 yards
2 rounds per minute
2-lbs cannonball projectiles (Confirmed), possibly Grapeshot used too.