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    Default BROKEN CRESCENT: Factions and Links

    For ease of access, this topic is for a list of the factions and their topics:

    Playable

    Muslim

    1) The Ayyubid Sultanate
    1. Location: Egypt and South Palestine
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    2) The Abbasid Caliphate
    1. Location: South and Middle Iraq (Basra and Baghdad)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    3) The Great Seljuks
    1. Location: "Persian Empire" - Iran + Azerbaijan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    4) The Turkish Sultanate
    1. Location: Central Anatolia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
      • Pre-Ottoman: Ghulams and abundant horse archers
      • Post-Ottoman: Medium-
    4. Weaknesses: Must wait for Ottoman Reforms to come into their own [until then they are merely a splinter of the Seljuks]
    5) Khwarezmshah
    1. Location: Transoxania (Central Asia, Modern day Uzbekistan)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Heavy Daylami Infantry, Superheavy cavalry, Light Horse Archers.
    4. Weaknesses:
    6) The Sultanate of Ghazni
    1. Location: Northern Afghanistan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Heavy Spearmen, Abundant Ghulam cavalry, Medium Horse Archers, Hybrid foot archers.
    4. Weaknesses: "Jack of all Trades" Horsemen and archers.
    7) The Ghorid Sultanate
    1. Location: Northern Afghanistan/Khyber Pass
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Fanatical Ghazi Jihadists,
    4. Weaknesses:
    8) The Zengid Sultanate
    1. Location: Syria/Mosul
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    Christian

    9) The Byzantine Empire
    1. Location: Western Anatolia, North/South Anatolian Coast, Greece
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    10) The Kingdom of Jerusalem
    1. Location: Levant Coastline
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Strong Foot Spearmen, the absolute best cavalry charge
    4. Weaknesses:
    11) The Kingdom of Armenia
    1. Location: South-East Anatolia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    12) The Kingdom of Georgia
    1. Location: Northern Caucasus Mountains
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Strength in all categories.
    4. Weaknesses: Limited Recruitment Range.
    Hindu

    13) The Rajput States
    1. Location: South-East (On map) India
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Elephants, high moral and charge Rajput Knights, large amounts of infantry
    4. Weaknesses: Except with Elephants, they are outdone by their neighbors in all kinds of units. They lack abundant heavy infantry and horse archers especially.
    Pagan

    14) The Kypchaks
    1. Location: Russian Steppe
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses: Pitiful and barely evident infantry.
    Emergent

    15) The Mongol Empire
    1. Location: Emergent in Central Asia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    16) The Timurids
    1. Location: Emergent in Central Asia (Modern day Turkmenistan, I think)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    17) The Sultanate of Delhi
    1. Location: Emergent in India (Northern India)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    Rebels, and *Possible* additional Factions

    18) Discussion of Minor Factions

    19) Principality of Antioch
    1. Location: Western Syria (Antioch)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:
    20) The Kingdom of Sindh
    1. Location: Southern Pakistan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses: "Jack of All trades, Master of none" roster.
    21) The Emirate of Oman
    1. Location: Oman, coastal control of Baluchistan (South of Afghanistan, west of Sindh), possibly control of Horn of Africa's province.
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses: Heavy reliance on AOR and mercenaries. No Native Horse Archers. Lacking cavalry roster.

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    Playable

    Muslim

    1) The Ayyubid Sultanate
    1. Location: Egypt and Southern Palestine
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Powerful Mameluke and Askari units.
    4. Weaknesses:Weak early infantry, weak spearmen.

    2)The Abbasid Caliphate
    1. Location: Southern and Central Iraq--Basra and Baghdad.
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Good mix of missile--infantry and cavalry, strong and professional Abna and Faris forces and a good economical starting position with a rich mercenary pool.
    4. Weaknesses:Lacking any overriding strengths, lacks native light horse archers and lacks any strong heavy infantry in the early game.
    3) The Great Seljuks
    1. Location: Iran and Azerbaijan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Abundant, strong missile cavalry; strong heavy cavalry, rare yet deadly Azerbaijani units.
    4. Weaknesses: Generally mediocre infantry.
    4) The Turkish Sultanate--The Rum Turks
    1. Location: Central Anatolia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Very strong cavalry, good infantry with fanatical Ghazi warriors and strong missile units.
    4. Weaknesses: Lack of early armoured units and lack of spearmen.
    5) Khwarezmshah
    1. Location: Transoxania (Central Asia, Modern day Uzbekistan)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Very good heavy cavalry--heavy cavalry, and the tank-like 'super' heavy cavalry;horse-armoured horse archers.
    4. Weaknesses: Poor spears, lack of abundant and cheap light infantry, somewhat weak light cavalry.
    6)
    The Sultanate of Ghazni
    1. Location: Northern Afghanistan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Heavy spearmen, abundant Ghulam cavalry, medium horse archers, hybrid foot archers.
    4. Weaknesses: Lacking in offensive infantry.
    7) The Ghorid Sultanate
    1. Location: Northern Afghanistan/Khyber Pass
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Fanatical Ghazi jihadists,
    4. Weaknesses:Absolutely no spearmen whatsoever.
    8) The Kingdom of Sindh
    1. Location: Indus River Delta
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Good light infantry, capable javelineers, excellent access to longbowmen, strong spearmen and common armour piercing weapons.
    4. Weaknesses: Critical lack of armour at the lower tiers, no single absolute strength, horse archers are only available at the higher tiers and no heavy horse armour.
    9) The Emirate of Oman
    1. Location: Oman, coastal control of Baluchistan (South of Afghanistan)
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Strong infantry, mercenary troops available from ports, highly disciplined Arab horsemen, swift archers, excellent high tier spearmen and inexpensive units.
    4. Weaknesses: Lack of armour piercing weapons, must defend two separate fronts, lighter cavalry than most factions, no elite heavy cavalry, a general lack of armour.


    Orthodox

    10) The Byzantine Empire
    1. Location: Western Anatolia, North/South Anatolian Coast, Greece
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Powerful cavalry, spearmen, pikemen and heavy infantry.
    4. Weaknesses: Reliance on mercenary horse archers and lack of strong archers.
    1) The Kingdom of Armenia
    1. Location: South-East Anatolia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Excellent spearmen and infantry, diverse selection of cavalry.
    4. Weaknesses: Weak early cavalry, lack of heavy offensive infantry
    12) The Kingdom of Georgia
    1. Location: Northern Caucasus Mountains
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Strength in all categories.
    4. Weaknesses: Limited Recruitment Range.
    13)The Kingdom of Makuria
    1. Location: Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Highly disciplined spearmen, excellent longbowmen, good heavy cavalry, early hybrid units, good offensive light infantry.
    4. Weaknesses: Widespread lack of maile or lamellar armour until tier four, no mounted archers, impetuous lower tier units, poorly armed hybrid units, poorly equipped lower tier units.

    Catholic

    14) The Kingdom of Jerusalem
    1. Location: Levant Coastline
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Unmatched and unstoppable cavalry charge, strong spearmen, high quality crossbowmen, abundant armour.
    4. Weaknesses: Lack of offensive porffesional infantry, limited archery, limited variety for cavalry, less horse availability than their neighbors.

    Hindu

    14) The Rajput States
    1. Location: South-East (On map) India
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Elephants, high moral and charge Rajput Knights, large amounts of infantry
    4. Weaknesses: Except with Elephants, they are outdone by their neighbors in all kinds of units. They lack abundant heavy infantry and horse archers especially.
    Pagan

    15) The Kypchaks
    1. Location: Russian Steppe
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Strong missile cavalry, heavy horse archers, strong melee cavalry, agressive Slavic warbands and a very wide area of recruitment for nomadic units.
    4. Weaknesses: Settled units have a very small area of recruitment, pathetic defensive infantry, poor siege abilities and currently the only pagan faction in game.
    Emergent

    16) The Mongol Empire
    1. Location: Emergent in Central Asia
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths:
    4. Weaknesses:

    Future Factions

    17) Discussion of Minor/Future Factions

    18) The Rus of Kiev
    1. Location:
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Roster in progress.
    4. Weaknesses:Roster in progress.
    19) The Kara Khitan Khanate
    1. Location:
    2. Armies:
    3. Strengths: Roster in progress.
    4. Weaknesses:Roster in progress.
    Last edited by IrishArmenian; 12-02-2007 at 18:28.

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    Mirage, werent you supended at the TWC. Why?



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    I just don't like how there aren't any factions that rely on heavy assault infantry that are Muslim.

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