Afghanistan (ETW Faction)
|Afghanistan (ETW Faction)|
|From Game:||Empire: Total War|
Afghanistan is an emerging faction right between the Europe and India world maps, just east of Persia and west of Punjab. It is originally controlled by Persia. Most often it emerges when all other regions controlled by Persia are captured(during the Ottoman campaign for instance). Afghanistan is an Islamic nation and does not take kindly to Ottoman conquest of surrounding regions.
Afghanistan is one of four minor nations that emerges in a region that is initially controlled by a minor nation, with the other being Hessen (Westphalia), Norway (Denmark) and Punjab (Mughal Empire).
Afghanistan rebelled against Safavid Persia to create its own nation in 1709. After a brief period of power in which an Afghan army marched as far south as Lahore, Afghanistan subsided into one of the many small, Islamic states left over from the breakup of the great Islamic empires.
Afghanistan fields a rather typical Islamic/Indian army, consisting largely of militia troops and melee infantry, but they also have access to the titular Hillmen, an irregular unit comparable to European light infantry or Riflemen. Though lower in quality then the aforementioned, most surrounding nations lack skirmishing troops altogether, making Afghanistan a rather difficult emergent nation to crush.