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Lakhmids Faction

The Lakhmids, independent and proudly Arabian, enjoy a position of strength on the western banks of the Euphrates River, where they are tolerated by the Sassanid Persians and well insulated against Arabian rivals to the south.

As part of the Tanukhid confederation, the Lakhmids migrated north from southern Arabia after one of the Marib dam's many collapses wrecked their food source. Following the death of King Jadhima ibn Malik, the son of their original leader, the Lakhmids split from the confederation under Rabia ibn Nasr and settled at al-Hira, which became their capital. Here, the Lakhmids built a kingdom that remained fiercely Arabian, becoming the first to read and write in Arabic when other Arabs were still using Aramaic. The Christian Lakhmids' relationship with the new Sassanid dynasty was not immediately friendly, however, as they were allied to Rome for a time (who looked favourably upon Christians in the Levant) and raided nearby lands at the Empire's behest. However, when the Sassanid Emperor Shapur II began military action against the Arabian kingdoms in AD325, Roman assistance was nowhere to be found; in the aftermath, al-Hira was captured and its population massacred.

Now, though nominally under the control of the Sassanid Empire, the Lakhmids have managed to retain some autonomy and are growing once more, yet are nevertheless expected to provide military support to their Persian overlords when required. However, the self-styled "Sons of the Water of Heaven" do not intend their ways to crumble, or to bend the knee to anyone!

Lakhmids

Campaign Map

Lakhmids
Lakhmids

Faction Name

Lakhmids

Campaign

main_attila

Culture

att_cult_eastern

Subculture

att_sub_cult_eastern_desert

Military Group

att_des_lahkmids

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

Lakhmid Elders Lakhmid 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
Lakhmid Lakhmid
Although immigrants to Persia from Yemen, the Lakhmids no longer live under the shadow of either the Sassanids or Himyarites. Their cities are beacons of culture, their armies a force to be reckoned with.
Playable: True
Initial Power: 40
Subsidised Peace: +500 wealth per turn while at peace with the Sassanids
Heavenly Cities: +25% increased replenishment inside a settlement
General
80 Desert Chieftain
Desert Chieftain
(att_des_desert_chieftain)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Warlord
Desert Warlord
(att_des_desert_warlord)
Melee Cavalry
80 King's Radif
King's Radif
(att_des_es_kings_radif)
Melee Cavalry
Melee Infantry
160 Desert Tribesmen
Desert Tribesmen
(att_des_desert_tribesmen)
Melee Infantry
160 al-Rahrain
al-Rahrain
(att_des_es_al_rahrain)
Melee Infantry
160 Noble al-Rahrain
Noble al-Rahrain
(att_des_es_noble_al_rahrain)
Melee Infantry
160 Sana’i
Sana’i
(att_des_es_sanai)
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
160 Armenian Slingers
Armenian Slingers
(att_est_armenian_slingers)
Missile Infantry
160 Kurdish Archers
Kurdish Archers
(att_est_kurdish_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
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 al-Dawser
al-Dawser
(att_des_es_al_dawser)
Melee Cavalry
80 al-Shahba
al-Shahba
(att_des_es_al_shahba)
Melee Cavalry
80 King's Radif
King's Radif
(att_des_es_kings_radif)
Melee Cavalry
80 Kushite Mounted Shotelai
Kushite Mounted Shotelai
(att_des_kushite_mounted_shotelai)
Melee Cavalry
80 Lakhmid Scouts
Lakhmid Scouts
(att_est_lakhmid_scouts)
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
Shock Cavalry
80 Camel Lancers
Camel Lancers
(att_des_camel_lancers)
Shock Cavalry
80 Wada’i
Wada’i
(att_des_es_wadai)
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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