Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Age of Empires III: Battle for Hindustan (work in progress)

Written by: Zuber Singh
Edited by: Bhagat Singh

Hindustan, the Indian Subcontinent, its riches were once the envy of all the nations of the world, its rulers the most powerful men of their time, the sheer size of its armies were innumerable. By the turn of the 18th century, Hindustan was also to become a battleground, witness the fall of mighty empires and the birth of new ones as a bitter power struggle erupts: from petty diplomacy to total war. Bhagat Singh Bedi and Zuber Singh Ahluwalia proudly present “Age of Empires III: The Battle for Hindustan”. Take control of four brand new civilizations as they battle for control of the wealthiest land of the world: Hindustan, claim what is rightfully yours or take what isn’t, change history!

The Mod offers four civilizations that replace the existing Indian civ (which, with all due respect to the game developers, was not accurate at all in presenting the complex cultures and armies of India. It under presented the horse armies and had too many elephants compared to other cavalry). These new civilizations, namely the Hindustani Civilizations: Mughals, Marathas, Afghans and Sikhs are each starkly different from each other and other civilizations as well. For one, the Hindustani civilizations do not have an explorer but instead have access to the Sardar to lead their colony; each civilization has its own Sardar who has various benefits but the same basic functionalities as the explorer. However, all Sardars are mounted. In addition to this, the Hindustani civilizations have access to Landowners and Officers. These act like the daimyo of the Japanese civilization in that they are powerful cavalry units who are able to train units and receive shipments. The Hindustani civilization does not have to build wonders to age up and instead ages up manually choosing from a list of personalities. Furthermore, each civilization has access to powerful religious powers that can act as great boosters to any field of progress, be it economy or military. So, without further ado, we present to you, the Hindustani Civilizations!

First up, the Mughals. Look out for them in the next post.

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