Medieval Kingdoms: Total War is a total conversion of Total War: Attila with brings the game to the high middle ages, set in the starting year of 1212 AD going until 1453 AD. This mod will completely revamp the game with new factions, units and much much more! (Yes this is the same mod team as for the Rome 2 version.)

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Our Campaign Developer zsimmortal has finished his revamp and additions to the old Cilician Armenian Roster.

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THE ARMENIAN KINGDOM OF CILICIA


A new kingdom in Anatolia, the Cilician kingdom is the result of one dynasty's ambition. Building on years of successful diplomacy and sheer force of will, the Roupenid lords of Armenia found their crown by putting the powerful Armenian barons to heel and alternating their loyalties. It is with the newly founded frankish kingdoms in the Levant and the Holy Church in Rome that King Levon found his most useful allies, bartering the independence of the Armenian Church for a crown from the Pope in Rome.

Levon was quick to find what made Frankish societies successful and implemented sweeping reforms across the new kingdom. Adopting the frankish legal and administrative structure, the nominally subservient Nakharars became Parons (''Barons''), vassals of the king of Armenia and French courtly offices were introduced for better management of the realm. Castles and fiefs were granted to Monastic orders to better protect the borders of Cilicia. European concepts of chivalry were adopted and jousts became a staple for nobles. Cities were granted greater autonomy and trading rights were handed to the three major Italian maritime republics to foster growth and prosperity, with large foreign merchant quarters building up along the coast. The fostering of urban communities further segmented Armenian society, with the bourgenses (bourdjes) gaining an increasing role compared to the traditional farming communities (rustici).

The transition from a traditional army to a frankish army was executed from top to bottom. The traditional office of Sparapet was replaced by the French Goundesdapel (''Constable''), the new leader of the Armenian armies. The new class of anointed knights, the Aspetner, became the elite force of Cilicia, fighting much like the Franks in the Levant. The armies now almost entirely revolved around the nobility and their household troops, further supplemented by irregulars from the Armenian highlands and communal militias.

Early Era


General units :


King Levon


Goundesdapel and Bodyguards

The goundesdapel (''constable'') is the military leader of the Armenian armies. A noble of birth, he is flanked by his most trusted and experienced soldiers to keep harm from befalling him.

Skirmisher Infantry Units :

Bardzravandak Skirmishers

The main power base of the Armenian lords, the highlands (arm. bardzravandak) house the highest portion of Armenians in the kingdom, who act as natural frontiersmen against the numerous hostile forces. Independent-minded and unruly, they are capable warriors when called upon, especially in the mountains where they have much better knowledge of the terrain.

Levy Archers

While only lightly trained and equipped, levies can form a large source of manpower in emergencies. The traditional weapons of Armenians, the bow and spear, are the most natural for the common man to be wielding.

Bourdjes Archers

The rise of the urban-dwelling common man as a demographic in the Kingdom of Cilicia has been largely at a form of patronage from the royal court. With increased independence and better economic opportunities from important trade routes, the Cilician cities have developed, much in the same way as their European counterparts, their own militias to keep order and man the walls in case of assault.

Italian Mercenaries


The trade rights granted to Venice, Genoa and Pisa have fueled trade in Cilicia and created merchant communities from Italy all across the kingdom, but most importantly along the coast. Not only merchants find their wealth in Cilicia, but also mercenaries come abroad to fight for the cross and some coin.

Archer Serzhantner


The Cilician armies, under the leadership of Levon and his house, have developed a typical European structure. The main core is provided by nobles accompanied by their household troops, Serzhantner (''Sergeants'').

Dismounted Archer Dziaworner

The former core of the Armenian cavalry, the Dziawor (''horseman''), was organized into Azat contingents. The Azats were typically the lesser nobility under service and oath to higher nobility and, as part of their responsibilities, fought as heavy cavalry in the Armenian forces, well trained in the use of countless weapons such as the lance, bow, mace and sword.

Melee Infantry Units :

Cilcian Levies

While only lightly trained and equipped, levies can form a large source of manpower in emergencies. The traditional weapons of Armenians, the bow and spear, are the most natural for the common man to be wielding.

Bourdjes Militia

The rise of the urban-dwelling common man as a demographic in the Kingdom of Cilicia has been largely at a form of patronage from the royal court. With increased independence and better economic opportunities from important trade routes, the Cilician cities have developed, much in the same way as their European counterparts, their own militias to keep order and man the walls in case of assault.

Spear Serzhantner

The Cilician armies, under the leadership of Levon and his house, have developed a typical European structure. The main core is provided by nobles accompanied by their household troops, Serzhantner (''Sergeants'').

Bardzraharker


The main power base of the Armenian lords, the highlands (arm. bardzravandak) house the highest portion of Armenians in the kingdom, who act as natural frontiersmen against the numerous hostile forces. Independent-minded and unruly, they are capable warriors when called upon, especially in the mountains where they have much better knowledge of the terrain.

Foot Serzhantner

The Cilician armies, under the leadership of Levon and his house, have developed a typical European structure. The main core is provided by nobles accompanied by their household troops, Serzhantner (''Sergeants'').

Dismounted Dziaworner

The former core of the Armenian cavalry, the Dziawor (''horseman''), was organized into Azat contingents. The Azats were typically the lesser nobility under service and oath to higher nobility and, as part of their responsibilities, fought as heavy cavalry in the Armenian forces, well trained in the use of countless weapons such as the lance, bow, mace and sword.

Skirmisher Cavalry Units :

Bardzravandak Skirmishers

The main power base of the Armenian lords, the highlands (arm. bardzravandak) house the highest portion of Armenians in the kingdom, who act as natural frontiersmen against the numerous hostile forces. Independent-minded and unruly, they are capable warriors when called upon, especially in the mountains where they have much better knowledge of the terrain.

Turcopoles

A holdover from the Byzantine era, Turcopoles are native-born Turks of Anatolia. Integrated into the regular armies of Armenia and the Holy Orders, they act as light cavalrymen and fight using the traditional weapons of the Turks, the bow and lance.

Archer Dziaworner

The former core of the Armenian cavalry, the Dziawor (''horseman''), was organized into Azat contingents. The Azats were typically the lesser nobility under service and oath to higher nobility and, as part of their responsibilities, fought as heavy cavalry in the Armenian forces, well trained in the use of countless weapons such as the lance, bow, mace and sword.

Melee/Shock Cavalry Units :

Aspatakner

Aspatakner (''raiders'') are light cavalrymen that serve typically in scouting and patrol duties and to undermine enemy logistical support.

Serzhantner

The Cilician armies, under the leadership of Levon and his house, have developed a typical European structure. The main core is provided by nobles accompanied by their household troops, Serzhantner (''Sergeants'').

Dziaworner


The former core of the Armenian cavalry, the Dziawor (''horseman''), was organized into Azat contingents. The Azats were typically the lesser nobility under service and oath to higher nobility and, as part of their responsibilities, fought as heavy cavalry in the Armenian forces, well trained in the use of countless weapons such as the lance, bow, mace and sword.

Aspetner


The Aspet is the ultimate expression of Armenian chivalry. Traditionally a title only belonging to members of the royal family from the Bagratuni period, it has been revived by the Armenian royalty in Cilicia. Owing fealty only to the most powerful lords of Cilicia, the Aspetner dress, train and fight like the Frankish knights of Levant.


HIGH ERA UNITS

General units :

King Levon V de Lusignan and Latin armati guard



Faction Leader (High)



Goundesdapel and Bodyguards (High)


Skirmisher Infantry Units :

Levy Archers (High)


Bourdjes Archers (High)



Italian Colonials (High era Italian Mercenaries)



Handgunners

First finding use in the 14th century, gunpowder weapons became more and more available over time, with lower costs of productions from local manufacturing of gunpowder. Due to the high cost of use, early firearms were largely limited to soldiers that were supplied by wealthy nobles.

Archer Serzhantner (High)


Dismounted Archer Dziaworner (High)


Melee Infantry Units :

Cilcian Levies (High)



Bourdjes Militia (High)



Spear Serzhantner (High)


Bardzraharker (High)





Foot Serzhantner (High)


Dismounted Dziaworner (High)


Skirmisher Cavalry Units :

Tartars


Italian Colonial Cavalry


The trade rights granted to Venice, Genoa and Pisa have fueled trade in Cilicia and created merchant communities from Italy all across the kingdom, but most importantly along the coast. Trade quarters for Italians flourished in the Eastern Mediterranean with several numbering thousands of colonials who became a significant part of the population in major urban communities.

Turcopoles (High)



Archer Dziaworner (High)



Melee/Shock Cavalry Units :

Aspatakner (High)


Serzhantner (High)


Dziaworner (High)



Aspetner (High)


LATE ERA UNITS

General units :

Faction Leader (Late)


Goundesdapel and Bodyguards (Late)


Skirmisher Infantry Units :

Levy Archers (Late)


Bourdjes Archers (Late)


Bourdjes Handgunners


The rise of the urban-dwelling common man as a demographic in the Kingdom of Cilicia has been largely at a form of patronage from the royal court. With increased independence and better economic opportunities from important trade routes, the Cilician cities have developed, much in the same way as their European counterparts, their own militias to keep order and man the walls in case of assault.

Italian Colonials (Late)


The trade rights granted to Venice, Genoa and Pisa have fueled trade in Cilicia and created merchant communities from Italy all across the kingdom, but most importantly along the coast. Trade quarters for Italians flourished in the Eastern Mediterranean with several numbering thousands of colonials who became a significant part of the population in major urban communities.

Handgunners


First finding use in the 14th century, gunpowder weapons became more and more available over time, with lower costs of productions from local manufacturing of gunpowder. Firearms would become a staple of 15th century armies and eventually surpass all other missile weapons as better designs became available.

Archer Serzhantner (Late)


Dismounted Archer Dziaworner (Late)


Melee Infantry Units :

Cilcian Levies (Late)


Bourdjes Militia (Late)


Spear Serzhantner (Late)


Foot Serzhantner (Late)


Dismounted Dziaworner (Late)


The former core of the Armenian cavalry, the Dziawor (''horseman''), was organized into Azat contingents. The Azats were typically the lesser nobility under service and oath to higher nobility and, as part of their responsibilities, fought as heavy cavalry in the Armenian forces, well trained in the use of countless weapons such as the lance, bow, mace and sword.

Skirmisher Cavalry Units :

Italian Colonial Cavalry


The trade rights granted to Venice, Genoa and Pisa have fueled trade in Cilicia and created merchant communities from Italy all across the kingdom, but most importantly along the coast. Trade quarters for Italians flourished in the Eastern Mediterranean with several numbering thousands of colonials who became a significant part of the population in major urban communities.

Turcopoles (Late)


A holdover from the Byzantine era, Turcopoles are native-born Turks of Anatolia. Integrated into the regular armies of Armenia and the Holy Orders, they act as light cavalrymen and fight using the traditional weapons of the Turks, the bow and lance.

Archer Dziaworner (Late)


Melee/Shock Cavalry Units :

Aspatakner (Late)


Serzhantner (Late)


Estradiots (from Ltd's mercenaries)


Albanian or Greek mercenaries that formed an elite group of light cavalrymen in, most particularly, the Venetian and Italian armies during the late period of the Medieval era. Such soldiers were brought to Cyprus and recruited there late in the 15th century and are famed for their effectiveness in battle.

Dziaworner (Late)


Aspetner (Late)


A HUGE THANKS TO LTD., SLYTACULAR, DONTFEARME22, WARMAN AND THE AE TEAM(ALONG WITH ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED AN ITEM TO THIS ROSTER THAT I AM NOT AWARE OF) FOR THEIR MODELS.

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All of these faction and campaign updates are making me a little giddy.

Hopefully a full release is near.

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welcome orthodox brothers!!!

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