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Saba


The Sabaean kingdom lies in the harsh lands of the southern Arabian Peninsula, but the inhospitable conditions haven't prevented these ingenious people from thriving. They've built dams, invented new irrigation techniques, and became experts in managing the scarce water of these dry areas.

The Sabaeans are also very good sailors, with excellent trade relations with people living across the Red Sea, as the most important source of profit and wealth in Saba is the lucrative trade of frankincense and myrrh. As a nation of traders, farmers and engineers, the Sabaeans are not natural warriors, preferring to trust mercenaries to protect their trade routes and caravans. Having said that, they are highly-resilient, tough people who are formidable enemies of anyone daring to threaten their great capital city of Marib.

Located at the southernmost part of the Arabian Peninsula, Saba has relatively secure borders to the south and west, accessible only by water. Their naval expertise could lead to expansion into Aethiopia. It might be wiser, however, to preserve the good trading relations that have been established with the people to the west, instead focusing on becoming the dominant power in the region by achieving a full monopoly on the spice trade that passes through Sabaean territory along the Silk Road.

Saba

Campaign Map

Saba
Saba

Faction Name

Saba

Campaign

main_rome

Culture

rom_Eastern

Subculture

sc_rom_african_arabian

Military Group

dk_sabaean

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

Marib Nobles Marib Nobles
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Hashid Tribes Hashid Tribes
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Bakil Tribes Bakil Tribes
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Gurat Loyalists Gurat Loyalists
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Traders' Lobby Traders' Lobby
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Agricultural Party Agricultural Party
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: False
Initial Power: 35
No Effect
Sabaean Dynasty Sabaean Dynasty
PLACEHOLDER DESCRIPTION
Playable: True
Initial Power: 35
Mercenary Armies: -25% mercenary upkeep costs
Incense Traders: +15% tariff income from trade agreements
General
160 Noble Swordsmen
Noble Swordsmen
(Ara_Noble_Sword)
Melee Infantry
80 Ma'rib Camel Cataphracts
Ma'rib Camel Cataphracts
(dk_saba_marib_camel_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
160 Ma'rib Royal Guard
Ma'rib Royal Guard
(dk_saba_marib_royal_guard)
Spear Infantry
80 Royal Camel Archers
Royal Camel Archers
(dk_saba_royal_camel_archers)
Missile Cavalry
80 Royal Ma'rib Cavalry
Royal Ma'rib Cavalry
(dk_saba_royal_marib_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
Melee Infantry
160 Noble Swordsmen
Noble Swordsmen
(Ara_Noble_Sword)
Melee Infantry
160 Desert Levy
Desert Levy
(dk_ara_desert_levy)
Melee Infantry
160 Mercenary Maas Gat Marauders
Mercenary Maas Gat Marauders
(dk_saba_merc_maas_gat_marauders)
Melee Infantry
160 Sabaean Swordsmen
Sabaean Swordsmen
(dk_saba_sabaean_swordsmen)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
120 Levy Skirmishers
Levy Skirmishers
(Ara_Levy_Skirm)
Missile Infantry
120 Slingers
Slingers
(Ara_Slingers)
Missile Infantry
120 Tribes People
Tribes People
(Ara_Tribes_People)
Missile Infantry
120 Sabaean Archers
Sabaean Archers
(dk_saba_sabaean_archers)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Caravan Guard
Caravan Guard
(dk_ara_caravan_guard)
Spear Infantry
160 Desert Spearmen
Desert Spearmen
(dk_saba_desert_spearmen)
Spear Infantry
160 Ma'rib Royal Guard
Ma'rib Royal Guard
(dk_saba_marib_royal_guard)
Spear Infantry
160 Mercenary Ma'rib Guard
Mercenary Ma'rib Guard
(dk_saba_mer_marib_guard)
Spear Infantry
160 Sabaean Spearmen
Sabaean Spearmen
(dk_saba_sabaean_spearmen)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Camel Spearmen
Camel Spearmen
(Ara_Camel_Spear)
Melee Cavalry
80 Arabian Cavalry
Arabian Cavalry
(Ara_Cav)
Melee Cavalry
80 Desert Cavalry
Desert Cavalry
(dk_afr_desert_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
80 Armoured Camel Spearmen
Armoured Camel Spearmen
(dk_ara_armoured_camel_spearmen)
Melee Cavalry
80 Mercenary Himyar Cavalry
Mercenary Himyar Cavalry
(dk_saba_mer_himyar_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
80 Royal Ma'rib Cavalry
Royal Ma'rib Cavalry
(dk_saba_royal_marib_cavalry)
Melee Cavalry
Missile Cavalry
80 Camel Archers
Camel Archers
(Ara_Camel_Archers)
Missile Cavalry
80 Royal Camel Archers
Royal Camel Archers
(dk_saba_royal_camel_archers)
Missile Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
80 Desert Heavy Lancers
Desert Heavy Lancers
(dk_ara_desert_heavy_lancers)
Shock Cavalry
80 Camel Lancers
Camel Lancers
(dk_saba_camel_lancers)
Shock Cavalry
80 Ma'rib Camel Cataphracts
Ma'rib Camel Cataphracts
(dk_saba_marib_camel_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
80 Sabaean Camel Cataphracts
Sabaean Camel Cataphracts
(dk_saba_sabaean_camel_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
Chariot
20 Desert Chariots
Desert Chariots
(dk_ara_desert_chariots)
Chariot
Fixed Artillery
40 Eastern Giant Ballista
Eastern Giant Ballista
(Eas_Giant_Ballista)
Fixed Artillery
40 Eastern Bastion Scorpion
Eastern Bastion Scorpion
(Eas_Scorpion_Bastion)
Fixed Artillery
40 Eastern Scorpion (Fixed)
Eastern Scorpion (Fixed)
(Eas_Scorpion)
Fixed Artillery
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Bastion Ballista
Eastern Bastion Ballista
(Eas_Ballista_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Ballista
Eastern Ballista
(Eas_Ballista)
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Scorpion
Eastern Scorpion
(Eas_Cheiroballistra)
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Large Onager
Eastern Large Onager
(Eas_Large_Onager)
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Bastion Onager
Eastern Bastion Onager
(Eas_Onager_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 Eastern Onager
Eastern Onager
(Eas_Onager)
Field Artillery
Admiral
160 Assault Hexeres - Noble Swordsmen
Assault Hexeres - Noble Swordsmen
(dk_nab_noble_sword_six)
Melee Ship
140 Tower Penteres - Sabaean Archers
Tower Penteres - Sabaean Archers
(dk_saba_archers_five_tower)
Missile Ship
Melee Ship
60 Fire Pot Dieres - Desert Spearmen
Fire Pot Dieres - Desert Spearmen
(dk_ara_desert_spear_two_fire_pots)
Melee Ship
60 Assault Dieres - Desert Spearmen
Assault Dieres - Desert Spearmen
(dk_ara_desert_spear_two)
Melee Ship
160 Assault Hexeres - Noble Swordsmen
Assault Hexeres - Noble Swordsmen
(dk_nab_noble_sword_six)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
80 Missile Trieres - Levy Skirmishers
Missile Trieres - Levy Skirmishers
(Ara_Skirm_Thee)
Missile Ship
80 Scorpion Trieres - Levy Skirmishers
Scorpion Trieres - Levy Skirmishers
(Ara_Skirm_Three_Scorpio)
Missile Ship
80 Raiding Hemiolia - Tribes People
Raiding Hemiolia - Tribes People
(Ara_Tribes_One_Halfer)
Missile Ship
100 Pursuit Trihemiolia - Tribes People
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Tribes People
(Ara_Tribes_Two_Halfer)
Missile Ship
140 Scorpion Penteres - Sabaean Archers
Scorpion Penteres - Sabaean Archers
(dk_saba_archers_five_scorpio)
Missile Ship
140 Tower Penteres - Sabaean Archers
Tower Penteres - Sabaean Archers
(dk_saba_archers_five_tower)
Missile Ship
140 Missile Penteres - Sabaean Archers
Missile Penteres - Sabaean Archers
(dk_saba_archers_five)
Missile Ship
Artillery Ship
40 Light Artillery Penteres - Eastern Ballista (Ship)
Light Artillery Penteres - Eastern Ballista (Ship)
(Eas_Ballista_Five)
Artillery Ship
40 Artillery Penteres - Eastern Onager (Ship)
Artillery Penteres - Eastern Onager (Ship)
(Eas_Onager_Five)
Artillery Ship
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