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Kush Grand Campaign

Kush


A major regional power with vast resources coming from the trade of gold, jewels and exotic hides, Kush has been overshadowed by its more powerful and famous northern neighbour – Egypt. Despite this, the animosity is not one-sided, with Egypt even being ruled by Nubian pharaohs for about a century.

In the early 3rd century BC, King Ergamenes decided to wrestle power away from the priests of Amun, moving his capital from Napata to Meroe, where the priests could no longer decide the fate of Kush's kings and queens. The moving of the capital also marked something of a break, away from Egyptian culture, with Hellenistic, Indian, Persian and African influences instead making their way through trade routes. The Kushite royalty would sit on the throne and rule with authority and conviction to protect Nubia's riches - even the Romans could not conquer Meroe and preferred to trade instead.

A regional powerhouse with plenty of natural treasures and fertile land, Kush is well equipped to prosper and once again vie for power against the mightiest empires in the world. From their position, they could choose to eliminate the threat from their arch-enemy Axum once and for all. Another possibility would be to strike the Arabian Peninsula to gain control over the spice trade and increase further their economic potential. And despite the good nature of the current relations with Egypt, the old rivalry is bound to continue, one way or another, until only one of them remains...

Kush

Campaign Map

Kush
Kush

Faction Name

Kush

Campaign

main_rome

Culture

rom_Eastern

Subculture

sc_rom_african_arabian

Military Group

dk_kushite

Faction Group

rom_faction_group_desert

Faction Group

Masters of the Desert Masters of the Desert
Experienced in desert warfare and assiduous in working the land, the indigenous peoples of the region are slow to adopt new methods.
Desert Warriors: +10% morale for all units during battles in the desert
Deep-Rooted Traditions: -7% research rate

Political Parties

Amani Priests Amani Priests
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Horite Priests Horite Priests
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Egyptian Families Egyptian Families
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Blemmyan Families Blemmyan Families
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Greek Families Greek Families
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Indian Families Indian Families
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Meroitic Dynasty Meroitic Dynasty
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: True
Initial Power: 35
Disciplined Workforce: 10% reduction in slave population decline
The Land of the Bow: +6% missile damage inflicted by all archers
General
24 African War Elephants
African War Elephants
(dk_kush_african_war_elephants)
Elephant
80 Kushite Royal Guard
Kushite Royal Guard
(dk_kush_kushite_royal_guard)
Melee Cavalry
120 Royal Kushite Archers
Royal Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_royal_kushite_archers)
Missile Infantry
12 Scythed Chariots
Scythed Chariots
(dk_kush_scythed_chariots)
Chariot
Melee Infantry
160 Swordsmen
Swordsmen
(Aet_Sword)
Melee Infantry
160 Armoured Shotel Warriors
Armoured Shotel Warriors
(dk_kush_armoured_shotel_warriors)
Melee Infantry
160 Disciples of Apedemak
Disciples of Apedemak
(dk_kush_disciples_of_apedemak)
Melee Infantry
160 Kushite Slave Infantry
Kushite Slave Infantry
(dk_kush_kushite_slave_infantry)
Melee Infantry
160 Shotel Warriors
Shotel Warriors
(dk_kush_shotel_warriors)
Melee Infantry
160 Slave Infantry
Slave Infantry
(dk_kush_slave_infantry)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
120 Archers
Archers
(Afr_Archers)
Missile Infantry
120 Tribesmen
Tribesmen
(Afr_Tribesmen)
Missile Infantry
120 Nubian Bowmen
Nubian Bowmen
(Egy_Nubian_Bowmen)
Missile Infantry
120 Kushite Archers
Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_kushite_bowwomen)
Missile Infantry
120 Royal Kushite Archers
Royal Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_royal_kushite_archers)
Missile Infantry
120 Slave Slingers
Slave Slingers
(dk_kush_slave_slingers)
Missile Infantry
Pike Infantry
160 Kushite Pikes
Kushite Pikes
(dk_kush_kushite_pikes)
Pike Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Nubian Spearmen
Nubian Spearmen
(Egy_Nubian_Spear)
Spear Infantry
160 Kushite Slave Spearmen
Kushite Slave Spearmen
(dk_kush_kushite_slave_spearmen)
Spear Infantry
160 Leopard Warriors
Leopard Warriors
(dk_kush_leopard_warriors)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Aethiopian Cavalry
Aethiopian Cavalry
(Aet_Cav)
Melee Cavalry
80 Armoured Desert Cavalry
Armoured Desert Cavalry
(dk_afr_armoured_desert_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Cavalry
Desert Cavalry
(dk_afr_desert_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
80 Kushite Royal Guard
Kushite Royal Guard
(dk_kush_kushite_royal_guard)
Melee Cavalry
Chariot
20 Desert Chariots
Desert Chariots
(dk_afr_desert_chariots)
Chariot
12 Scythed Chariots
Scythed Chariots
(dk_kush_scythed_chariots)
Chariot
Elephant
12 African Elephants
African Elephants
(dk_kush_african_elephants)
Elephant
24 African War Elephants
African War Elephants
(dk_kush_african_war_elephants)
Elephant
Fixed Artillery
40 African Giant Ballista
African Giant Ballista
(Afr_Giant_Ballista)
Fixed Artillery
40 African Bastion Scorpion
African Bastion Scorpion
(Afr_Scorpion_Bastion)
Fixed Artillery
40 African Scorpion (Fixed)
African Scorpion (Fixed)
(Afr_Scorpion)
Fixed Artillery
Field Artillery
40 African Bastion Ballista
African Bastion Ballista
(Afr_Ballista_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 African Ballista
African Ballista
(Afr_Ballista)
Field Artillery
40 African Scorpion
African Scorpion
(Afr_Cheiroballistra)
Field Artillery
40 African Heavy Onager
African Heavy Onager
(Afr_Large_Onager)
Field Artillery
40 African Bastion Onager
African Bastion Onager
(Afr_Onager_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 African Onager
African Onager
(Afr_Onager)
Field Artillery
Admiral
160 Assault Hexeres - Swordsmen
Assault Hexeres - Swordsmen
(Aet_Sword_Six)
Melee Ship
140 Tower Penteres - Royal Kushite Archers
Tower Penteres - Royal Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_archers_five_tower)
Missile Ship
80 Scorpion Trieres - Archers
Scorpion Trieres - Archers
(dk_kush_archers_three_scorpio)
Missile Ship
Melee Ship
160 Assault Hexeres - Swordsmen
Assault Hexeres - Swordsmen
(Aet_Sword_Six)
Melee Ship
60 Fire Pot Dieres - Nubian Spearmen
Fire Pot Dieres - Nubian Spearmen
(dk_kush_nubian_spearmen_two_fire_pots)
Melee Ship
60 Assault Dieres - Nubian Spearmen
Assault Dieres - Nubian Spearmen
(dk_kush_nubian_spearmen_two)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
140 Tower Penteres - Royal Kushite Archers
Tower Penteres - Royal Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_archers_five_tower)
Missile Ship
140 Missile Penteres - Kushite Archers
Missile Penteres - Kushite Archers
(dk_kush_archers_five)
Missile Ship
80 Scorpion Trieres - Archers
Scorpion Trieres - Archers
(dk_kush_archers_three_scorpio)
Missile Ship
80 Missile Trieres - Archers
Missile Trieres - Archers
(dk_kush_archers_three)
Missile Ship
80 Raiding Hemiolia - Slave Slingers
Raiding Hemiolia - Slave Slingers
(dk_kush_slave_slingers_one)
Missile Ship
100 Pursuit Trihemiolia - Slave Slingers
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Slave Slingers
(dk_kush_slave_slingers_two)
Missile Ship
Artillery Ship
40 Light Artillery Penteres - African Ballista (Ship)
Light Artillery Penteres - African Ballista (Ship)
(Afr_Ballista_Five)
Artillery Ship
40 Artillery Penteres - African Onager (Ship)
Artillery Penteres - African Onager (Ship)
(Afr_Onager_Five)
Artillery Ship
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