BLOOD DOESN’T RUN THICKER THAN WATER
September 28th, 2023 – An empire divided. In Anatolia, the once mighty kingdom of Hatti crumbles as civil war and a great family feud between two rival cousins plunge it into darkness. Here, blood doesn’t run thicker than water; will you command their last Great King, or will you rally behind a usurper who believes themselves to be the avatar of a god?
Learn the ways of the Hittite factions here
REBUILD OR TEARDOWN A GREAT EMPIRE:
• Suppiluliuma, the Defender, was the last Great King of the Hittite Empire. He has but one aim and that is to rebuild and defend Hatti from insurgents both within an out with his borders. As such, he is a very defensive character, commanding legions of heavy and medium armoured units, including powerful chariots. What his armies lack in agility, they more than make up for in raw power.
• Kurunta, the Usurper, wants what his cousin values most – the throne of Hatti. He intends to grow in power, take the Hittite Empire for his own, and inflict misery upon those who would dare stand against him. Unbound by conscience and believing that warfare exists without rules, he seeks to exploit any given opportunity, enacting sabotage and subterfuge to exploit weakness outside of battle. Either join his new kingdom or be sacrificed in his glory.
A WALL OF NIGH IMPENETRABLE POWER
If the Egyptians were the surgical knife of Bronze Age warfare, then the Hittites are the wall of nearimpenetrable iron. As such, they are normally found deploying much heavier unitsthan their Egyptian and Canaanite counterparts, and they specialise fighting in the heavy rains, thunderstorms, and fogs of Anatolia. Theirtwo primary fighting traits are Mistwalker, which allows units to traverse fog unseen, and Storm Warrior, with which units suffer less penalties when fighting in rain or thunderstorms.
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