Credit to The Byzantine for the Logo and Signatures.

British Isles:

Kingdom of England
English Earldoms
Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Gwynedd
Kingdom of Ireland

France:

Kingdom of France
Duchy of Burgundy
Provence
County of Toulouse
County of Flanders

Holy Roman Empire:

Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Bavaria
Duchy of Saxony
Duchy of Lorraine
March of Brandenburg
Duchy of Savory
Duchy of Austria
Kingdom of Bohemia
Schwyz
Friesland

Italy:

Republic of Venice
Republic of Genoa
Republic of Pisa
Duchy of Lombardy
The Papacy
Kingdom of Sicily

Spain:

Kingdom of Aragon
Kingdom of Castile
Kingdom of Leon
Kingdom of Navarre
Kingdom of Portugal
Almohad Caliphate


Central Europe:

Kingdom of Hungary
Second Bulgarian Tsardom
Grand Principality of Serbia
Banate of Croatia
Banate of Bosnia

Scandinavia:

Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Sweden

Eastern Europe:

Greater Poland
Lesser Poland
Duchy of Silesia
Duchy of Pomerania
Teutonic Order
Kingdom of Lithuania
Kievan Rus
Galicia-Volhynia
Cuman Khanate
Ryazan-Murom
Volga Bulgars

Byzantine Successor States:

Empire of Nicaea
Latin Empire
Empire of Trebizond
Despotate of Eprius

Anatolia and the Middle East:

Sultanate of Rum
Cilician Armenia
Crusader States
Ayyubid Sultunate
Kingdom of Makuria
Hafsids
Banu Ghaniya
Rasulids
Oman
Zengid Dynasty
Kingdom of Georgia
Shirvan
Kingdom of Abkhazia
Abbasid Caliphate


Khwarezmian Empire:

Khwarezm
Ahmadilis
Bavandids
Hazaraspids
Salghurids


Now if there were factions you wanted to see that didn't make it on this list, it was either due to constraints from the city limit.... or we have them for emergents! I also put the Mongols here as well since they kind of straddle the line.

Emergents:

Mongol Horde
Moldavia
Transylvania
Wallachia
Ottomans
Dauphine
Brabant
Tungul
Nogais
Armenia
Gascony
Tuscany
Verona
Aquitaine
Thuringia
Obortrites
Prussians
Circassians
Kurds
Sardinia
Valencia
Murcia
Granada
Cordoba
Morea
Khazaria
Lettgians
Ragusa
and more...

Religion List:

Catholicism
Orthodoxy
Sunni Islam
Shia Islam
Tengri
Paganism
Bogomiliism
Nestorianism
Catharism

Agents: TBD

Release Date: TBD

Links:

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Desht-i Qipchaq

​Narration

“We people of the Cuman-Kipchak confederacy have thrived and endured in the harsh unforgiving Great Steppe for hundreds of years. Despite the disunity of our clans, we have managed to remain united by a common culture, religion, and a sense of kinship. Few years ago your father, Koncheck khan has united the confederation into a single entity. However this unity won't last for long, for there are those that are still cling to the old ways, unable to put aside their pitiful differences at the cost of a united khanate, but you great khan, will bring those unruly nobles to their knees, unleash great terror on them and remind them who is khan. Centuries ago we have displaced the cowardly Pechenegs who have fled west to the neighbouring kingdom of Hungary, indeed for the Pannonian Basin is a suitable pasturing region for nomads such as ourselves, perhaps we shall absorb it into our khanate to feed the horses of our ever growing armies. South of Pannonia lies the kingdom of Bulgaria and their primitive Vlach underdogs, we have fought alongside them against the invading Latins and they have proven to be most fierce in battle, however we can either continue supporting our “allies” for a large sum of plunder and loot, or take this pitiful conflict into our advantage and strike at both the Latins and Bulgarians, like a wolf preying on two brawling sheep. To the north lies the various Rus’ principalities, our relations with them have always been strained, but the lack of consensus between our clans and dissensions within the Rus’ own ranks have kept us from conquering them and they us. To the Northeast lies yet another nation of Bulgars, they dominate the commerce in the region and it is said that their wealth rivals that of the neighboring Rus’ combined, however their isolated position and hostile relations with the Rus’ will make them an easy target for our raids. To the south lies the kingdom of Georgia, a century ago the traitorous Otork took refugee to this cursed kingdom of mountain dwellers with thousands of his warriors, and now Otork’s successors form the bulk of the their cavalry, perhaps we should test their metal and remind them of whom they were, no body betrays the khanate!. To the southeast stretches Khwarezm, an empire of lies and deception, despite the recent marriage alliance between our peoples, the Khwarezmians aren’t to be trusted for they have persistently undermined many of our attempts to unify the various clans under one banner. And finally, to the east are the most worrisome of them all, a tribe of devilish savages that are said to be the scourge of Tengri himself, we don't know what they want or where they came from, only Tengri knows, though be wary great khan, it is sad their cruelty is unmatched, do not underestimate them. We live in uncertain times, though there are great many opportunities for us to thrive and ascend to greatness, and it is up to you to decide how to deal and approach the challenges we face, the fate of our people lies in your hand. Will we fall and become another nameless people like the Pechenegs and Khazars before us? Or will you lead us to greatness and make us a name to be feared across the world?”

General Information

During the early 10th century the Pecheneg khanate was barely clinging its weakened grip into its holdings, moreover the mass arrival of a Turkic confederation from the east known as the Cuman-Kipchak confederacy only hastened the end of their two hundred year long reign. The formation of this confederation will forever change the political and military structure of much of the eastern world for years to come.

Although militarily powerful, the confederacy was not an expansionist entity, however the various clans meddled in the affairs of the neighboring kingdoms by providing their military services, and even establishing dynasties through martial ties. Power was mostly held by a number of great clans and the khan’s own influence was mostly marginal, however the idea of a unified Cumania was nothing new, there were multiple attempts to reunite the khanate into a single entity, the first being by Boniak khan during the early 1090s, but his attempt only deteriorated the situation by dividing the khanate into two separate branches, West Cumania, and the more numerous East Kipchakia. An attempt during the late 12th century by Konchek khan was successful, he not only reunited the two branches, but also managed to introduce political reforms, establish central authority, improve foreign relations through martial ties, and inforce dynastic succession.This slow yet gradual development in the confederacy's tribal structure continued on to the year 1212 under the reign of Konchek’s son, Koten khan of the Terterids.

Like most steppe nomads, the core of the Cuman-Kipchak forces comprised mostly of lightly armed and armoured horse archers that excelled at ambushing and feigned retreat. The main line was made up of heavy lancers and Noger retinues that made up the bulk of their elite and professional troops. Foreign mercenaries and allies have also been reported to have fought alongside them, especially the Vlachs, and other Turkic tribes.

Early Era
Tier 1

Skirmisher Infantry Units:

Tribal Archers

Hailing from the lowest of low in a society where climbing the social ladder is unthinkable, these lesser clansmen are only able to afford the most basic of equipment.

Bekh Archers



Pecheneg Javelinmen

With their khanate completely absorbed by the confederacy, the remaining Pecheneg tribes either fled to the Balkans or forcefully served in the armies of their Cuman overlords in the form of poor skirmishers and raiders.

Melee Infantry Units:

Tribal Spearmen



Cuman Tribesmen



Cuman Infantry



Noger Foot Guard

The warrior elite of the cuman khanate, the Nogers were the elite retinues of the cuman aristocracy, something akin to the feudal knights of europe, or the mamluks of the muslim world. They enjoyed the glory of pillage and plunder, and if given the chance they wouldn't think twice of selling their services to those who are willing to pay a large sum, not to mention all the looting and pillaging that comes with the job.

Skirmisher Cavalry Units:

Tribesmen

The bulk of the Cuman light cavalry consisted of tribesmen who were armed with only their bows and protected by simple sheepskins, however their skill in battle is not to be underestimated.

Tribal Skirmishers

Discarding the traditional composite bow in favour of the javelin these skirmishers are best suited for harassing enemy cavalry and picking off isolated groups.

Light Horse Archers

Spoiler Alert, click show to read: Born in the saddle, and armed with the traditional composite bow, the cuman light cavalry were the most sought after mercenaries in the balkans, rightly so for only those who possessed the wealth and power to buy their services and those who ever knew the taste of victory.

Subject Cavalry



Heavy Horse Archers



Uzdens

Hailing from the highest and most prestigious of clans, these men are the best warriors the cuman nobility has to offer. Cuman nobility held a considerable amount of power over the khanate’s foreign affairs and policies, though their arrogance and pitiful blood feuds is what kept them from from becoming a united force to be feared.

Shock Cavalry Units:

Jigits

Young and eager to prove themselves in battle, the Jigits are lightly armed and armoured cavalrymen that excel at ambushing, raiding, and running down the cowardly.

Bekh Lancers



Cuman Royal Guards

Chosen from the most courageous and disciplined of warriors, these men are handpicked to serve as the personal guards in the courts of foreign kings and emperors. Their terrifying masks are only matched in terror by their fierce reputation in battle.

Noger Lancers

The warrior elite of the Cuman khanate, the Nogers were the elite retinues of the Cuman aristocracy, something akin to the feudal knights of Europe, or the Mamluks of the Muslim world. They enjoyed the glory of pillage and plunder, and if given the chance they wouldn't think twice of selling their services to those who are willing to pay a large sum, not to mention all the looting and pillaging that comes with the job.

General Units and Special Characters:

Bori (boyguards) and khan

Named in honour of the wolf spirit, the Bori are the personal bodyguards of the khan. Their unwavering loyalty and discipline in battle makes them a force to be reckoned with.

Koten Khan of the Terterids



Bachman Khan of the Olberliks



High Era
Tier 2


Ranged Infantry Units:

Light Archers



Bekh Archers


Vlach Javelinmen (credited to Ltd)



Melee Infantry Units:

Vlach Spearmen (credited to Ltd)


Heavy Spearmen




Noger Foot Guard



Skirmisher Cavalry Units:

Tribesmen


Light Horse Archers


Bekh Horse Archers


Heavy Horse Archers



Shock Cavalry Units:

Jigits


Bekh Lancers


Noger Lancers



General Units:

Bori and khan



Late Era
Tier 3

Ranged Infantry Units:

Tribal Archers

Bekh Archers



Naft Throwers



Gunners



Melee Infantry Units:

During the 15th century the nomadic lifestyle of pasturing and traveling was largely abandoned in favour of urbanization, although the nomadic military traditions remained mostly unchanged, the urban influence was apparent in the form of militias that adopted a similar structure and organization to those of the neighboring Rus' principalities.

Zhatak Spearmen



Crimean Milita




Cuman Infantry

Noger Foot Guard



Skirmisher Cavalry Units:

Tribesmen

Light Horse Archers

Bekh Horse Archers



Shock Cavalry Units:

Jigits

Bekh Lancers

Noger Lancers



General Units:

Bori and khan



Special thanks to..
- Ltd, Hessam, Slytacular, and Dontfearme for their models, and all other team members who contributed in the development of this faction.
- Avetis for giving us the permission to use his beautiful assets
- Gearhawk for taking the stunning screenshots

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Guest
Guest

campaign ?

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kittyraider Creator
kittyraider

In the future

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Guest
Guest

hi, is this mod need any DLC/Expansion installed, or just the vanilla Attila game? thx.

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kittyraider Creator
kittyraider

No DLC needed

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xaero33
xaero33

a lot of factions are just fake, they were not independent in year 1212.

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kittyraider Creator
kittyraider

Hence, they'll start as Vassals. Oh, they are totally genuine, sir, unless we incorporate, let's say, Gondor to the campaign.

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xaero33
xaero33

county of flanders, friesland, brabant, schwyz, lorraine, trier, lombardy, genoa, pisa, savoy could you please tell me names of leaders of these factions ? Also, is ridiciluos that HRE is so small and Saxony, Bavaria, Bohemia, Brandenburg, Austria are separated from HRE what the hell is it, they all were under one ruler.

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Lucem_Mundum
Lucem_Mundum

This isn't how feudalism worked mate. the HRE states were fairly autonomous when it came to governing their own affairs, and they did in fact have their own rulers.

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xaero33
xaero33

they all had one ruler, they were under Holy Roman Emperor they fought for him and they obeyed him.

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xaero33
xaero33

Its same as Iceland and Faroe Islands could be also start as vassals of Denmark.

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Lucem_Mundum
Lucem_Mundum

unfortunately Iceland and the Faroe Islands are off the map, and we cant edit the map due to engine limitation.

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xaero33
xaero33

it could be also San Marino or Andorra as separated, its ridicíluos

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iorch
iorch

What exactly do you mean by fake? Also, many of the factions are indeed client states, such as the kwarezmian vassals, or the duchies and counties under France and HRE, but in that time they were very autobonous and fights between vassals and rulers were common

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xaero33
xaero33

no, they didnt have autonomous, absolutely not independence and they were not vassals, they were part of France or Hre.

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iorch
iorch

Yes they did have autonomy, and eventually were independent. And it is relevant to have them in order to present situations such as the Italian wars, the Lombard League against the HRE, Hussite Wars, the Albigensian Crusade, Hundred Years War with England, France and Burgundy and Charles the Bold's campaigns.
Also, in 1212:
Flanders: Ferdinand Count of Flanders
Friesland: Sicko Sjaerdema, Potestaat of Friesland
Brabant: Henry I
Schwyz: in 1212 the territories were split between several houses, but in 1291 they formed the old swiss confederacy.
Lorraine: Frederick II
Trier: Theodoric II
Lombardy: Rambertino Buvalelli as Podestá
Genoa: it was a republic, run as a bussiness by several merchant families.
Pisa: Also a republic
Savoy: Thomas I, Count of Savoy
The HRE was a very decentralized entity, the power with which the Emeror ruled over his counts and dukes really depended more on the willpower of each individual emperor to impose himself on his subjects than on the actual power of the office, which was merely symbolic. France was not that far in those times, in fact the vast autonomy and self rule of the dukes was the very reason why there was a Hundred Years War n the first place.

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xaero33
xaero33

flanders, fiesland, schwyz were under HRE, France and Burgundy and separated HRE factions are really ridiculuos in 1212, because this separation was only in 30 years wars times. And leaders what you said were not sovereign, they were under french and HRE politics, and what names of leaders you use in factions as schwyz, genoa, pisa, it will be fantasy names or what, these all were under french and HRE politics and they did what french king and holy roman emperor said.

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iorch
iorch

Again, they were VASSALS, ergo they were legally obligated to obey their sovereign monarchs but only on paper, and kings and emperors during that time really depended on gaining the favor of their counts and dukes, since they relied on them for troops and income. And the names aren't fantasy, they are actual historical individuals, the counts, dukes, marquises and whatevers of their time.
HRE in fact was so divided and the Emperor relied so heavily on the elector-princes (who were the real people in charge) that they progresively bribed them with more and more autonomy and self rule that by the 19th century the inperial title was merely symbolic and the HRE was nothing but a mosaic of tiny states and some larger ones constantly at war with each other. France on the ither hand took a different path. Precisely because the kings grew tired of having such limited control iver their realm, eventually the Bourbon dinasty turned to centralism and striped the counts and dukes of all their real power, because before that, if a noble refused to obey the king had no real way to inpose his will other than declaring war on, really, very equal grounds because during 100 years war for example the Angevins controled more land within France tgan the King himself and famously did NOT do what they king told them to, and almost winning a war against them and coming close to actually taking the throne itself.
In short, the Emperor was about as powerful as the UN: important, but if people don't obey, with no real power to do anything about except for the power of whoever was in charge (UN is powerful as long as the USA is in charge, Sigismjnd was powerful because he was the King of Bohemia as well, the office of Emperor gave him no real poser, troops or money, bu the right to ask the princes for them, but him being a prince he didn't need to ask Bohemia for an army).

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xaero33
xaero33

in 1212 Euratlas.net I dont see schwyz, trier, bavaria, saxony, brandenburg, burgundy, provence, austria, lorraine etc so what the hell is it, then you can create faction Andorra and it will be vassal of france or spain.

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iorch
iorch

You actually can, if you zoom in. The map sgows all the duchies and counties that make up HRE, France and all others.
Andorra was indeed an entity back then, shared between the Bishop of Urgel and the Count of Foix, but the Attila map can't be modified on a scale small enough to create Andorra eithout excluding larger and more relevant entities like Tolouse, Provence or Gascony.

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