For all purposes, the Bactrian Camel is just a cosmetically different version of the Horse and Camel introduced in previous expansions. Like them, Bactrian Camels can be commanded by human players only: If assigned to Gaia in the Editor, they will be captured by the first human player to see them, like most human units and buildings, and never change allegiance unlike herdable animals. In addition, they cannot be herded by Villagers as they hold no food. Their stats are identical to Horses and Camels, and their purpose is mainly decorative just like them. Bactrian Camels can be used to scout, but their ability is limited due to having a line of sight of only 2 and no armor.
- The Bactrian Camel has a visually identical Gaia counterpart, the Wild Bactrian Camel, and a suicide unit counterpart that can be trained by the Tatars, the Flaming Camel.
- Though Bactrian Camels were only introduced as independent units in The Last Khans, the same species has been present since the original Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings as the mount of the Mameluke.
|Animals in Age of Empires II|
|Friendly huntables||Deer · Ostrich · Zebra · Ibex|
|Aggressive huntables||Wild Boar · Javelina · Elephant · Rhinoceros|
|Wild animals||Wolf · Jaguar · Bear · Lion · Crocodile · Tiger · Komodo Dragon · Snow Leopard · Dire Wolf · Rabid Wolf|
|Marine creatures||Shore Fish · Snapper · Tuna · Perch · Salmon · Marlin · Dorado · Dolphin · Box Turtles|
|Herdables||Sheep · Turkey · Cow · Llama · Goat · Pig · Water Buffalo · Goose|
|Other||Horse · Wild Horse · Camel · Wild Camel · Bactrian Camel · Wild Bactrian Camel · Iron Boar · Donkey · Stormy Dog|
|Military||Furious the Monkey Boy · Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin · Flaming Camel|
|Heroes||Ornlu the Wolf · Hunting Wolf · Abraha Elephant|
|Scenario Editor units in Age of Empires II|
|The Age of Kings|
|Cobra Car · Heavy Swordsman · Junk · King|
|Furious the Monkey Boy · Genitour (infantry) · Horse|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Amazon Archer · Amazon Warrior · Camel (Gaia) · Canoe · Centurion · Donkey · Dragon Ship · Eastern Swordsman · Flamethrower · Heavy Pikeman · Legionary · Nordic Swordsman · Penguin · Relic Cart · Royal Janissary|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|The Last Khans|
|Bandit · Iroquois Warrior · Khan · Merchant · Ninja · Ox Cart · Ox Wagon|