Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster

  1. #1
    The Wise Coffin's Avatar History is the Future
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Cidade Invicta
    Posts
    874
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster



    The Kushites live a comparitively peaceful life compared to the rest of the world. Blessed for their long life by the Greeks, the Kushites are tall, handsome and muscular warriors steeped in the tradition of hunters. With the Pharaoh's realm Kemet right on their northern borders the Kushites have adapted to live with the occasional skirmish and raids. But the Nile flows far enough to give them sustenance and fertile ground to farm. With the vast expanse of Arabia only a short sail away the Kushites have the opportunity to either trade or make war upon the Sabaean people of the Arabian Desert.


    Their resources are enough to live off and trade with the more urbanized civilizations, but if they wish to hold any world influence the Kushites must expand and bring a new age to the old empires of the world. Their military technology is far behind that of the Greeks or Iranian people, moreover they lack metal resources for the massive forging of weapons, but they had learned a lot from the professional Egyptian army. By painting their bodies with chalk and wearing the skins of lions and stallions the Kushites are a terrifying sight to behold in battle. Their heavy clubs don't need to penetrate armor to hurt an adversary and their tenacity in the melee lets them hold the line for longer than the enemy might expect.


    With their roots in nature and their sights set on the riches of the north, a flood of Kushites could humble the arrogant Egyptians and press on to ravage the lands of the city dwellers. Covered in war paint, screaming a shrill paean the Kushites will strike fear into the hearts of their enemies!



    |Africa AOR|

    Neh’esu Wedi (African Archers) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Skirmishers form the backbone of any Neh’esu army, especially bowmen. Hunting being an important part in Neh’esu life, at least in the interior plains and mountains means there is no shortage of able archers to call upon from the Kushite lands. In addition to their bow, every archer also carries a club for close combat, should it happen.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These archers represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Neh’esu to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Neh’esu Khet (African Spearmen) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Neh’esu Khet are warriors drawn from the peoples of Kush and other african tribes such as the ethiopians from far south of Egypt. These men are armed with only a spear and shield, as the scorching heat of their homelands impedes the use of armor. Their lack of heavier armament shouldn't be taken as sign of weakness however, as they can fight in good order and they can defeat opponents more armored than them, due to that. They are best used as supporting infantry and can give a good account of themselves against most soldiers, but their lack of armor has it definite drawbacks, so they should be kept out of enemy archers range whenever possible.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These spearmen represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Kushites to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Neh’esu Sesmet (African Cavalry) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Although the horse itself is instrument of the Neh’esu warfare since more than two thousand years, the riding of a horse itself is comparatively new to them. Having not yet fully discovered the combat potential of horsemen, they mainly serve as scouts, messengers and occasionally skirmishers in pitched battles. They are no match for any other horsemen, neither concerning training nor equipment.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These spearmen represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Kushites to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Blemm'e Khet (Blemmye Infantry) UNIT MADE BY THE JUDEA: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    The Blemmyes are a nomadic Kushite tribal kingdom that existed from at least 600 BC. From this period the Blemmyes are seen as a peaceful tribe that only desires to concern themselves with their religious practises; but there is a new social group rising in their tribe; a group that dedicates to the art of warfare. Equipped with a oval shield made from animal hide and the traditional battle axe of the region called Qadosh, these warriors march from the eastern deserts to the kingdoms of the Nile River to act as mercenaries. The Blemmyes should be use in the first assault against an enemy army, for they will be useful to weaken the enemy ranks, but not trustworthy enough to send them in important roles in the battlefield, for they will run away whenever threaten.

    Their culture had also the influence of the Meroitic culture. Blemmyes religion was centered in the temples of Kalabsha and Philae, the former being a huge masterpiece of Kushite architecture where a solar, lion-like divinity named Mandulis was worshipped. Philae was a place of mass pilgrimage with temples for Isis, Mandulis, and Anhur.

    Tagranim D'mt (Da'amat Infantry) UNIT MADE BY THE JUDEA: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Residing in the strong and wealthy city of Yeha, this warriors of D'mt are a reliable and eficient unit in the battlefield. Equipped with lamellar armour, a wicker tower shield and an assyrian style helmet, this soldiers will hold the line while attacking with their bronze swords, that altough a bit antiquated they will serve their owners to take down the light armed warriors of the Kushites and Sabaeans. Many would serve as mercenaries for those kingdoms, being able to attack their fellow comrades in exchange of a good sack of coins.

    After the fall of Dʿmt in the 5th century BC, the plateau came to be dominated by smaller unknown successor kingdoms. This lasted until the rise of one of these polities during the first century BC, the Aksumite Kingdom. The ancestor of medieval and modern Eritrea and Ethiopia, Aksum was able to reunite the area.

    |Kushites|

    Kuluš Wedi (Kushite Archers) UNIT MADE BY THE ARISTEIA TEAM
    Skirmishers form the backbone of any Kushite army, especially bowmen. Hunting being an important part in Kushite life, at least in the interior plains and mountains means there is no shortage of able archers to call upon from the Kushite lands. In addition to their bow, every archer also carries a club for close combat should it happen, and they also carry shields. Depending on from which region these archers are raised, some might march to war in simple tunics while others prefer to fight without. As long as these archers are used in their intended battlefield role, that of archery they will do their duty well and should they be caught in close combat their clubs & shields will help them a bit, but a wise general should not expect these men to hold out in any prolonged melee.

    The Kushites buried their monarchs along with all their courtiers in mass graves. Archaeologists refer to these practices as the "Pan-grave culture". This was given its name due to the way in which the remains are buried. They would dig a pit and put stones around them in a circle. Kushites also built burial mounds and pyramids, and shared some of the same gods worshiped in Egypt, especially Ammon and Isis. With the worshiping of these gods the Kushites began to take some of the names of the gods as their throne names.


    Kuluš Tepey (Kushite Axemen) UNIT MADE BY THE ARISTEIA TEAM
    The Kuluš Tepey are in most cases raised from the population living along the nost populated cities or from the most wealthy of citizens of the Kushite kingdom. These men are equipped with helmets & shields only as body armor would only burden a soldier in the hot climate of Kush. They also carry a Qadosh into battle. These men are the elite among Kushite troops, and can be expected to fulfil their role as assault infantry as long as properly used.

    During the New Kingdom of Egypt, Nubia (Kush) was an Egyptian colony, from the 16th century BC governed by an Egyptian Viceroy of Kush. With the disintegration of the New Kingdom around 1070 BC, Kush became an independent kingdom centered at Napata in modern central Sudan.

    Kuluš Rehew (Kushite Javelinmen) UNIT MADE BY THE CLASSICAL AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Many of the tribes of the Kushites live nomadic lives, moving from one place to another in their scorching-hot lands. They do not use horses, but instead rely on their fleetness of foot, and in their long lives they have developed quite an agility and stamina. Their infantry, as a result, prefer to make use of speed and flexibility rather than heavy armour. Even their spearmen prefer to hurl javelins from afar before closing for hand-to-hand action. As a result they are useful for quick strikes and skirmishing actions, though in prolonged combat they will have little effect on heavily-armoured opponents.

    Around 727 BC, the Kushite king Piye invaded Egypt, seized control of Thebes and eventually the Delta. His dynasty, the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt, continued until about 671 BC when they were deposed by the Neo Assyrian Empire. The 25th dynasty was based at Napata, in Nubia, which is now The Sudan. Alara is universally regarded as the founder of the 25th Kushite dynasty by his successors.

    Kuluš Hetmet (Kushite Chariot) CHARIOTEER MADE BY THE ARISTEIA TEAM WHILE THE CHARIOT BY THE JUDEA TEAM
    The chariots of the Kushite were nimble and weak ones. Not able to adapt with the more stable and stronger egyptian chariots, the Kushites nobles ride in such intruments of war, carried with a rider and javelin throwers. Upon impact the chariots should leave confrontation, for they will soon fall if they remain in combat after the initial charge, that even for a weak chariot such as these they can still cause great damage to light armoured opponents.

    Chariots were expensive, clumsy and prone to breakdowns. Yet their use continued for centuries, and they were not replaced by horseback riders until the first millennium BCE. The reasons for this were manyfold. Bronze Age cavalry was mostly deployed as a highly mobile archery force against lightly armed and scantily protected infantry. A chariot could carry more ammunition than could a rider.

    SWIFT REMINDER THAT ALL HORSE MODELS AND TEXTURES COMES FROM THE CLASSICAL AGE: TOTAL WAR MOD
    Last edited by The Wise Coffin; April 24, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

  2. #2
    demagogos nicator's Avatar Domesticus
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    2,499

    Default Re: Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster

    Nice preview

  3. #3
    LinusLinothorax's Avatar Attested Africa-Nerd
    Civitate

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,500

    Default Re: Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster

    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise Coffin View Post


    The Blemmyes are a nomadic Kushite tribal kingdom that existed from at least 600 BC.
    Wikipedia tells bullcrap here. The Blemmyes havent founded a kingdom until 394 AD, and it also dont lasted until the 8th but the 5th century.

  4. #4
    Argive Strategos's Avatar Civis
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Greece, Athens
    Posts
    130

    Default Re: Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster

    Wow, quite an exotic roster...

  5. #5
    Dr. Croccer's Avatar Dux Limitis
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    15,974

    Default Re: Rise of Persia 3.0 |PREVIEW| Kush Roster

    Looks amazing, nice to see there's still work being done on the mod
    Quote Originally Posted by A.J.P. Taylor
    Peaceful agreement and government by consent are possible only on the basis of ideas common to all parties; and these ideas must spring from habit and from history. Once reason is introduced, every man, every class, every nation becomes a law unto itself; and the only right which reason understands is the right of the stronger. Reason formulates universal principles and is therefore intolerant: there can be only one rational society, one rational nation, ultimately one rational man. Decisions between rival reasons can be made only by force.





    Quote Originally Posted by H.L Spieghel
    Is het niet hogelijk te verwonderen, en een recht beklaaglijke zaak, Heren, dat alhoewel onze algemene Dietse taal een onvermengde, sierlijke en verstandelijke spraak is, die zich ook zo wijd als enige talen des werelds verspreidt, en die in haar bevang veel rijken, vorstendommen en landen bevat, welke dagelijks zeer veel kloeke en hooggeleerde verstanden uitleveren, dat ze nochtans zo zwakkelijk opgeholpen en zo weinig met geleerdheid verrijkt en versiert wordt, tot een jammerlijk hinder en nadeel des volks?
    Quote Originally Posted by Miel Cools
    Als ik oud ben wil ik zingen,
    Oud ben maar nog niet verrot.
    Zoals oude bomen zingen,
    Voor Jan Lul of voor hun god.
    Ook een oude boom wil reizen,
    Bij een bries of bij een storm.
    Zelfs al zit zijn kruin vol luizen,
    Zelfs al zit zijn voet vol worm.
    Als ik oud ben wil ik zingen.

    C am Fear am measg ant-sluaigh,
    A mhaireas buan gu brth?
    Chan eil sinn uileadh ach air chuart,
    Mar dhthein buaile fs,
    Bheir siantannan na bliadhna sos,
    'S nach tog a' ghrian an ird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrg Friedrich
    When do I stop being a justified warrior? When I've killed a million bad civilians? When I've killed three million bad civilians? According to a warsimulation by the Pentagon in 1953 the entire area of Russia would've been reduced to ruins with 60 million casualties. All bad Russians. 60 million bad guys. By how many million ''bad'' casualties do I stop being a knight of justice? Isn't that the question those knights must ask themselves? If there's no-one left, and I remain as the only just one,

    Then I'm God.
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Napoleon III, Des Idees Napoleoniennes
    Governments have been established to aid society to overcome the obstacles which impede its march. Their forms have been varied according to the problems they have been called to cure, and according to character of the people they have ruled over. Their task never has been, and never will be easy, because the two contrary elements, of which our existence and the nature of society is composed, demand the employment of different means. In view of our divine essence, we need only liberty and work; in view of our mortal nature, we need for our direction a guide and a support. A government is not then, as a distinguished economist has said, a necessary ulcer; it is rather the beneficent motive power of all social organisation.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Held
    I walked into those baracks [of Buchenwald concentrationcamp], in which there were people on the three-layered bunkbeds. But only their eyes were alive. Emaciated, skinny figures, nothing more but skin and bones. One thinks that they are dead, because they did not move. Only the eyes. I started to cry. And then one of the prisoners came, stood by me for a while, put a hand on my shoulder and said to me, something that I will never forget: ''Trnen sind denn nicht genug, mein Junge,
    Trnen sind denn nicht genug.''

    Jajem ssoref is m'n korew
    E goochem mit e wenk, e nar mit e shtomp
    Wer niks is, hot kawsones

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •