|Dromedarii (Eastern Roman Empire)|
|Appears in||Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion|
|Belongs to||Eastern Roman Empire|
|Type||Light Camel Cavalry|
|Soldiers in each unit||54|
|Special abilities||Scare horses; Can form wedge|
Dromedarii are auxiliary troops recruited in the desert provinces of the Eastern Empire to take the place of light cavalry in scorching desert conditions.
As light troops these men are most useful as screening and scouting forces, although they can be surprisingly effective against other cavalry especially when the enemy horses are unused to the repulsive (to horses) smell of camels. Recruited from among the local desert tribesmen, dromedarii are peculiar to the Eastern Roman Empire and a specific answer to the problem of fielding light cavalry along the frontier. What is remarkable is that the Roman Empire has become a net importer of military ideas by this time in its history. Other than for siege techniques, the flow of military ideas and technology is into the Empire, as the Romans are quite ready to introduce "foreign" methods into their armies.