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    Default FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    The Malikate of Sindh

    Background

    During the reign of Rashidun Caliph Umar, an expedition was sent to conquer Makran, this was first time when Muslim armies entered Sindh. Islamic army defeated the Hindu king of Sindh Raja Rasil on the western bank of river Indus, the armies of Raja accordingly retreated to interior Sindh. Caliph Umar, on getting the information about the miserable conditions of Sindh stopped his armies from crossing river Indus and ordered them to consolidate there position in Makran and Baluchistan. Caliph Umar's successor Uthman also send his agent to investigate the matters of Sindh, on getting the same information of unfavourable geographical conditions and miserable life style of people, he forbade his armies from entering Sindh. During Rashidun Caliphate only the south western part of sindh around the western bank of river Indus, and some northern parts near the frontiers of Baluchistan remianed under the rule of Islamic empire.[2] It was finally Conquered by Syrian Arabs led by Muhammad bin Qasim, Sindh became the easternmost province of the Umayyad Caliphate. Referred to as Al-Sindh on Arab maps with lands further east known as Hind ironically depicting the current border between the two nations of Pakistan and India. The defeat of the Brahmin ruler Raja Dahir was made easier due to the tension between the Buddhist majority and the ruling Brahmins' fragile base of control.

    The Arabs redefined the region and adopted the term budd to refer to the numerous Buddhist idols they encountered, a word that remains in use today. The city of Mansura was established as a regional misr or capital. Arab rule lasted for nearly three centuries, and a fusion of cultures produced much of what is today modern Sindhi society. Arab geographers, historians and travelers also sometimes used the name "Sindh" for the entire area from the Arabian Sea to the Hindu Kush. The meaning of the word Sindhu being water (or ocean) appears to refer to the Indus river.

    In addition, there is a mythological belief among Muslims that four rivers had sprung from Heaven: Neel (Nile), Furat (Euphrates), Jehoon (Jaxartes) and Sehoon (Sindh or in modern times the Indus).[citation needed]Arab rule ended with the ascension of the Soomro dynasty, who were local Sindhi Muslims, and who controlled the province directly and as vassals from 1058 to 1249. Turkic invaders conquered the area by 977 CE and the region loosely became part of the Ghaznavid Empire and then the Delhi Sultanate which lasted until 1524.

    Summary

    The Soomro Dynasty was a native Sindhi Dynasty that had intermarried with local Arab Landowners following the Initial Muslim conquests around 711 AD. The Arabs Rule ended with the ascension of the Soomro Dynasty from 1011 to 1351 (A total of about 300 years), both as an independent Kingdom and as Vassals of varying sovereignty. They inherited a kingdom rich in land and history, with a culture influenced by a myriad of peoples and religions. Sindhi Military is inspired by both Arab (Classical Islamic, basically) and Indian style, with only a touch of contemporary Turkish.

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    Faction strengths and weaknesses

    Stengths
    • Good light infantry.
    • Excellent access to longbowmen.
    • Strong spearmen.
    • Capable javelineers.
    • Armour piercing weapons are common.


    Weaknesses
    • Lack of armour at low tiers.
    • Horse archery is only at high tiers.
    • No heavy horse armour.
    • No single absolute strength.



    Levies


    Tier 1 - Indian spearmen




    Tier 2 - Hindu archers




    Barracks


    Tier 1 - Punjabi Spearmen




    Tier 1 - Sindhi axmen




    Tier 2 - Karachi macemen




    Tier 3 - Sindhi Spearmen.




    Tier 4 - Soomro Warriors.




    Tier 5 - Jagir swordsmen




    Range


    Tier 1 - Hindu Longbowmen




    Tier 2 - Punjabi Skirmishers




    Tier 3 - Dismounted Jagirs archers






    Stables


    Tier 1 - Punjabi Javelin Cavalry




    Tier 2 - Sindhi axemen cav




    Tier 3 - Light spear Cavalry




    Tier 4 - Soomro horsemen




    Tier 4 - Jagir horse archers




    Tier 5 - Jagir lancers




    Bodyguard


    BG - Royal Jagir Guard



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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Gorgeous units as always, AD!

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    I wish I could rep you! I love those skins! It will be so difficult to choose campaigns!

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    wow these units kick ass!

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    HELL YEAH! these units kick ass!


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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    A SINDH PREVIEW! OH KILL ME(I am not serious of course)!
    the Jagirs kick ass! well done team!
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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    WOW! WOW!

    Amazing, Great job man.... it looks incredible good, as always

    btw, Those Jagir Archers... drool, probably my favourite archer unit in BC Love how the shields hang on their side
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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    These are the best job you have done even better than oman congratz
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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Frickin sweet as always AD, I love all of the Jagirs, and the Soomro units.

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Amazing details. One of the best factions yet (well, its a lie, they're all awesome, but I have the feeling it gets better and better). I totally confused now about which faction to play first, hmm ?

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    As their strengths are mainly the ammount of AP units what could be the best strategy against them?: lots of fast moving archers as they lack armor?
    I wanna crush them with the mighty Ghorids

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Congratulations AlphaDelta. You've done it again!

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Well done.
    we are beautiful

    we are doomed

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Wow AD you have made the most awesome factions....CA needs you...if they r gonna get as many people buying there games as your mods are gonna get downloads...you and Mirage need to make yourselves a company...lotz of greens 4 the both of you






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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    Oh. My. God.

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    Such wonderful unit for us mortals to play with!
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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    It is here!Help i can't breathe!My second favorite faction preview is done!

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    stuning to say the least
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    Once more a show of how abundance of armor is not necessary to create a rich and interesting faction. All that is necessary is Alphadelta.

    They'll be tough to play as, but also provide a wonderful mixture of Indian and Islamic fighting styles to offer themselves as a jack of all trades, master of none. One will also be mistaken to assume many of the Sindhi's lighter troops to be poor of moral or capabilities - As many of Sindh's tribes are of Rajput ancestry, theirs is a bloodline well disciplined in martial prowess.

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    Default Re: FACTION PREVIEW: The Malikate of Sindh

    [move]Initiating Racist Gamer Comment[/move]

    Can't wait to pwn these Mozlem hordes with my... umm... Mozlem horde... DAMMIT!

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