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Principality of Kiev


Historically, Kiev was reestablished as a Principality in 1440 under the Olelkovych dynasty and as a constituent part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Its roster represents a combination of Rus and Lithuanian units. The Olelkovych were candidates for the rulership of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. As such Kiev is in a tenuous relationship with the Jagiellons and Poland, a state that is in personal union with Lithuania but that recently fought a civil war that pitted the pro-Catholic Jagiellons against the pro-Orthodox nobility in Lithuania.

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Strat Map Character Models



Faction Map Preview



Unique Buildings in Kiev

Golden Gate



St Sophia Cathedral

Faction Titles

Faction Leader


Rus Titles - Grand Prince of Rus

- this title is based on the title held by the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and also by the unofficial title of Svidrigaila adopted during the Civil War




Faction Roster

Ruthenian Peasants




Chude Javelinmen



Luchniki Archers



Smerd Axemen

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Starshe Oplochnnye Militia

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Ruthenian Spearmen

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Kievan Samostreltsy




Lithuanian Crossbowmen



Lithuanian Archers



Cheremis Arquebusiers



Berdichniki Heavy Axemen



Dvor Archers



Ducal Guard Heavy Spearmen



Cavalry

Rus Horse Archers



Cossack Marauders



Dvor Horse Archers



Boyar's Sons



Lithuanian Bajorai Cavalry



Shliahta Nobles



Knyaz Guard


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Many thanks to Rusichi Total War team, Bulat Steel team, Ogniem i Mieczem II team, Lithuania Total War and Battle for the Baltic team, Okzersal, Leeekaaa and anyone else that has contributed to the building of this faction

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michkibalnyk
michkibalnyk - - 6 comments

Can you please replace the name of the faction with the original Ukrainian name of the city of Kyiv (instead Kiev)?

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morbiuss
morbiuss - - 15 comments

Might as well change all the names of cities, personnel, factions, units to fit their respective languages ... while they at it right.

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egich
egich - - 1 comments

Old Ukrainian text of XVI century : “В едной части тых книжок в речи способ отправованяся, в другой рекома оборону того синоду запер, синодом и синодовыми дЂями назыиваючи якуюсь унЂю, через митрополита киевского…”

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michkibalnyk
michkibalnyk - - 6 comments

Thanks for your answer. Even the wiki article En.wikipedia.org states that the original name was Київ (Киів) - pronounced like "Kyjiv" or "Kyiv"

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Wallachian Author
Wallachian - - 994 comments

For the city name we are using Kyiv. But all factions use a standardised colloquial English name not their local variants. That is why we have the Principality of Florence instead of the Principality of Firenze. So we will keep the names of factions as they are.

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