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Aksum Grand Campaign

Aksum Faction

The Kingdom of Aksum, from its position on the Red Sea coast, grows prosperous through trade; the Silk Road is kind to those who know how to harness its riches, and the Aksumites have spent their lives trading along it.

Aksum's Eritrean and Ethiopian heartlands have been occupied for hundreds of years - monuments and burial sites have dotted the landscape since at least 400BC, and the bountiful Hatsebo Plain and the stream at Mai Hedja have enabled the kingdom to flourish - but since around the 1st century AD it has grown significantly in both size and population, due in no small part to its position on the hugely lucrative trade route to India and beyond. Zoskales, who was probably the first Aksumite king, held dominion over the Red Sea port of Adulis, and grew powerful from trade. His descendent, King Ezana, converted to Christianity during the 4th century AD, and it is now prominent amongst the ruling elite and ordinary people alike.

When a nation becomes so rich and powerful it is bound to attract enemies who wish to monopolise its trade and steal its wealth for themselves. The neighbouring Himyarite Kingdom of southern Arabia is one such adversary. As the 5th century dawns, military and religious lines have once again been drawn in the sand - Aksum enjoys Rome's favour, and the wealth of the world fills its coffers - let those who would challenge that might face Aksumite steel, and feel Aksumite strength!

Aksum

Campaign Map

Aksum
Aksum

Faction Name

Aksum

Campaign

main_attila

Culture

att_cult_eastern

Subculture

att_sub_cult_eastern_desert

Military Group

att_des_aksum

Faction Group

att_fact_group_sand

Faction Group

Desert Kingdoms Desert Kingdoms
When only the hardiest of men survive here, it takes a special breed to thrive and prosper.
Scourge of the Desert: +15 melee attack during desert battles
Fractured Faiths: Increased public order penalty for religious differences between new religions
Attrition: Immune to desert attrition
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +1 against priest-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +3 against spy-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +2 against champion-type agents
Sunscorched: +2 sanitation

Political Parties

Aksum Elders Aksum Elders
Comprised of royal officials, high-ranking officers and ministers, the elders offer wise counsel and keep their ruler's power in check.
Playable: False
Initial Power: 60
No Effect
Aksum Aksum
Styled the kings of "Saba and Salhen, Himyar and Dhu-Raydan", Aksum's powerful hereditary monarchs are elite warriors in the service of Christ.
Playable: True
Initial Power: 40
Supply Network: +30 food from each active trade route (Maximum: 150)
Merchant Guards: +100% to mercenary pool replenishment rate
Commercial Mastery: +10% from trade income
General
80 Desert Chieftain
Desert Chieftain
(att_des_desert_chieftain)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Warlord
Desert Warlord
(att_des_desert_warlord)
Melee Cavalry
160 Ras Guard
Ras Guard
(att_des_es_ras_guard)
Spear Infantry
Melee Infantry
160 Desert Tribesmen
Desert Tribesmen
(att_des_desert_tribesmen)
Melee Infantry
160 Afar Raidmasters
Afar Raidmasters
(att_des_es_afar_raidmasters)
Melee Infantry
160 Afar Swordsmen
Afar Swordsmen
(att_des_es_afar_swordsmen)
Melee Infantry
160 Beher’s Chosen
Beher’s Chosen
(att_des_es_behers_chosen)
Melee Infantry
160 Spice Guard
Spice Guard
(att_des_es_spice_guard)
Melee Infantry
160 Spice Warriors
Spice Warriors
(att_des_es_spice_warriors)
Melee Infantry
160 Kushite Shotelai
Kushite Shotelai
(att_des_kushite_shotelai)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
160 Desert Bowmen
Desert Bowmen
(att_des_desert_bowmen)
Missile Infantry
160 Desert Hurlers
Desert Hurlers
(att_des_desert_hurlers)
Missile Infantry
160 Elite Nubian Archers
Elite Nubian Archers
(att_des_elite_nubian_archers)
Missile Infantry
40 Adana Marksmen
Adana Marksmen
(att_des_es_adana_marksmen)
Missile Infantry
40 Adana Trackers
Adana Trackers
(att_des_es_adana_trackers)
Missile Infantry
160 März Archers
März Archers
(att_des_es_marz_archers)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Desert Levy
Desert Levy
(att_des_desert_levy)
Spear Infantry
160 Desert Spears
Desert Spears
(att_des_desert_spears)
Spear Infantry
160 Elite T'or Warriors
Elite T'or Warriors
(att_des_es_elite_tor_warriors)
Spear Infantry
160 Mäsqäl Spearmen
Mäsqäl Spearmen
(att_des_es_masqal_spearmen)
Spear Infantry
160 Ras Guard
Ras Guard
(att_des_es_ras_guard)
Spear Infantry
160 Sons of the Invincible Mahrem
Sons of the Invincible Mahrem
(att_des_es_sons_of_the_invincible_mahrem)
Spear Infantry
160 T'or Warriors
T'or Warriors
(att_des_es_tor_warriors)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Arabic Horsemen
Arabic Horsemen
(att_des_arabic_horsemen)
Melee Cavalry
80 Armoured Camel Warriors
Armoured Camel Warriors
(att_des_armoured_camel_warriors)
Melee Cavalry
80 Camel Warriors
Camel Warriors
(att_des_camel_warriors)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Chieftain
Desert Chieftain
(att_des_desert_chieftain)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Raiders
Desert Raiders
(att_des_desert_raiders)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Warlord
Desert Warlord
(att_des_desert_warlord)
Melee Cavalry
80 Abuna’s Guard
Abuna’s Guard
(att_des_es_abunas_guard)
Melee Cavalry
80 Afar Camel Riders
Afar Camel Riders
(att_des_es_afar_camel_riders)
Melee Cavalry
80 Bet Giorgis Cavalry
Bet Giorgis Cavalry
(att_des_es_bet_giorgis_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
80 Kushite Mounted Shotelai
Kushite Mounted Shotelai
(att_des_kushite_mounted_shotelai)
Melee Cavalry
Missile Cavalry
80 Desert Mounted Javelinmen
Desert Mounted Javelinmen
(att_des_desert_mounted_javelinmen)
Missile Cavalry
80 Desert Mounted Skirmishers
Desert Mounted Skirmishers
(att_des_desert_mounted_skirmishers)
Missile Cavalry
80 Mounted März Archers
Mounted März Archers
(att_des_es_mounted_marz_archers)
Missile Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
80 Camel Lancers
Camel Lancers
(att_des_camel_lancers)
Shock Cavalry
Siege Artillery
4 Bastion Onager
Bastion Onager
(att_des_onager_bastion)
Siege Artillery
40 Onager
Onager
(att_des_onager)
Siege Artillery
Admiral
72 Liburnian Galley - Desert Heavy Corsairs
Liburnian Galley - Desert Heavy Corsairs
(att_shp_des_heavy_corsairs_lib_light)
Melee Ship
Melee Ship
72 Dromonarion Galley - Desert Corsairs
Dromonarion Galley - Desert Corsairs
(att_shp_des_corsairs_dro_light)
Melee Ship
72 Liburnian Galley - Desert Heavy Corsairs
Liburnian Galley - Desert Heavy Corsairs
(att_shp_des_heavy_corsairs_lib_light)
Melee Ship
140 Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
(att_shp_eas_boatmen_dro_heavy)
Melee Ship
68 Dromonarion Galley - Eastern Light Boatmen
Dromonarion Galley - Eastern Light Boatmen
(att_shp_eas_light_boatmen_dro_light)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
88 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Desert Corsair Bowmen
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Desert Corsair Bowmen
(att_shp_des_naval_bowmen_dro_light)
Missile Ship
60 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Eastern Naval Hurlers
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Eastern Naval Hurlers
(att_shp_eas_hurlers_dro_light)
Missile Ship
Artillery Ship
64 Battery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
Battery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_dbl_dro_heavy)
Artillery Ship
64 Artillery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
Artillery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_dro_heavy)
Artillery Ship
64 Artillery Liburnian - Eastern Artillery Crew
Artillery Liburnian - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_lib_light)
Artillery Ship
Ramming Ship
20 Strike Liburnian - Desert Assault Corsairs
Strike Liburnian - Desert Assault Corsairs
(att_shp_des_assault_corsairs_lib_light_ram)
Ramming Ship
36 Assault Liburnian - Desert Assault Corsairs
Assault Liburnian - Desert Assault Corsairs
(att_shp_des_assault_corsairs_lib_light_spike)
Ramming Ship
Fire Ship
32 Greek Fire Dromonarion - Desert Assault Corsairs
Greek Fire Dromonarion - Desert Assault Corsairs
(att_shp_des_assault_corsairs_dro_light_fs)
Fire Ship
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