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The Bastion of Christianity in the Mountains of East Africa, The Highlands of Ethiopia even when surrounded, retains its old Christian and ancient Jewish traditions. The Tier 2 and 3 of the roster shall represents the Solomonid Dynasty .

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The Kingdom of Zagwe

Background


Before the Solomonids defined the image of Ethiopia for nearly a millenia a Agaw dynasty dominated the Ethiopian highlands, erecting monumental churches and carrying on the legacy of Aksum. Medieval Ethiopia is shrouded in as much mystery as its Christian northern neighbors in the Sudan. A isolated mountain kingdom surrounded by hostile powers that aggressively resisted all foreign incursions. Ethiopian warfare revolves around the yeoman peasant farmer, a loyal fighter who is able to march great distances barefoot at the behest of his emperor. Ethiopian armies are light, reliant on guerilla tactics and skirmishing to grind the enemy down. While they are light in comparison to all other powers, their speed, endurance and bravery makes them a enemy not to be underestimated.

A Note on Ranged vs. Melee Units


Most Ethiopian units, like in Makuria, are both ranged and melee, starting as skirmishers and being able to fight in melee if need be. Hence in this roster dividing units into ranged and melee is a slight misnomer, as most units can fill both roles easily, albeit a little less than units more strongly specialized for one role or the other in other factions.

Early Era

General:

Negusa Nagast Ras


The king of Ethiopia maintains a traveling capital, moving from region to region throughout the year. It is then also fitting that his bodyguard be as mobile as his palace.

Melee Infantry:

Aqaytat


The Aqaytat were the closest to professional soldiers in the Ethiopian state, a term that would eventually grow to mean the very royal bodyguard of the king himself.

Hadar


The Hadar were sent to the frontiers of the Ethiopian state to settle and pacify.

Highland Angada


The Habesha tribes, or Angada, formed a shock element of the Ethiopian army. Comprised of the young men of the region, they were light and able fighters beyond the rest of the infantry force.

Spear Sarawit


The sarawit are organized levies that form the backbone of the imperial army.

Ranged Infantry:

Bow Sarawit


While not as prestigious as the javelin, the bow is valued for its role on the battlefield.

Melee Cavalry:

Heroic Horsemen


The mounted aristocracy is as revered in Ethiopia as it is in the Sudan. Though while their northern neighbours fight as heavy horsemen, here battles are fought with javelin, thrown with brutal accuracy and sureness of heart.

Horse Sarawit


The cavalry sarawit form the flying wings of the Ethiopian army, pelting the enemy with javelins before riding them down in a rout.

General:


Hara Sagarat


Melee Infantry:

Spear Sewa




Jan Infantry



Highland Angada (High)



Gondarian Infantry


Ranged Infantry:

Bow Sewa



Melee Cavalry:

Horse Sewa




Gondarian Sewa


Late Era

General:

Tarasmba



Melee Infantry:

Spear Sewa (Late)



Jan Infantry (Late)



Balage Levy



Shotelai


Ranged Infantry:

Bow Sewa (Late)



Melee Cavalry:

Horse Sewa (Late)


Gondarian Sewa (Late)


Work In Progress


Credits


LinusLinuthorax & Alejandro Sanchez for their incomparable store of knowledge on medieval Africa and endless willingness to provide resources.

the MK1212 dev team for their resources and feedback

the Ancient Empires team for their excellent model resources, especially their hide shields.

Toto, for providing the soundtrack to this factions development.

CA for making the game that makes this possible

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IronRata
IronRata

Good job. Buen trabajo.

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Hoar
Hoar

Where was Gondar when...

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Blindmailman
Blindmailman

Isengard was besieging Helms Deep

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Theonrad
Theonrad

the Titanic has sunk

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Viking-AllFather
Viking-AllFather

Omg looks cool,relase it already lol

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kittyraider Author
kittyraider

I need to find the time to work the stats database. The Volga Bulgaria and Makuria haven't been integrated by me, the bottleneck is in my plate.

Also Dontfearme says he want to polish both Makuria and Zagwe roster, and add few Dahlak units. Dahlak was a Muslim sultanate and had key position in the Red Sea trade. So, expect Muslim version of shared Sudanese and Ethiopian infantry units borrowed from Makurian and Zagwe roster, but better equipped due to its trade connections.

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Theonrad
Theonrad

Good job guys!! :O :D

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StellarAngel
StellarAngel

As usual, great job ^^

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Guest
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cant download the data google drive link

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kittyraider Author
kittyraider

We no longer uses that. Either subscribe to Steam Workshop fully, or Download from here.

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adrii-lugo
adrii-lugo

Where can we download this mod?

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