Celtic chariots were well-constructed and versatile war machines. One driver and one warrior stood in the light, two-wheeled cart pulled by several horses. The chassis was suspended by ropes for a more stable platform form which the warrior hurled his javelins while charging towards enemy forces. After wounding or killing foes from the safety of the chariot, its riders could dismount and fight on foot in close-quarters combat. The chariot could then be used to quickly retreat if its riders found themselves overwhelmed or outmatched.