“The name Deccan has an ancient derivation that originates from a local Prakrit which equates to the South. Various megalithic cultures resided in the dry plateaus of Deccan that eventually gave rise to powerful polities. Various cultures from the Karnata, Maharashtrian, and Telangana realms have vied for power here and amalgamated with each other along with various native tribes of the region, including the Gonds. Owing to their wealth derived from trade and local resources, they’ve garnered a lot of attention and immigration from Persia, Yemen, and even the Horn of Africa who contributed to the Dakhni/Deccani culture. Deccanis were considered seasoned fighters with fortifications that were loaded with artillery, among which there is the longest cannon in the world Malik-e-Maidan.”
Deccanis are a gunpowder civilization, their bombard towers are cheaper and their handcannoneers regenerate health and have faster speeds when around bombard towers. To boost their economy they get extra boars in the start of the game which if carefully gathered can help them a lot in early aging ups. Their main focus should be to rush in aging up process as most of their advanced features come late. By researching Malik-e-Maidan their castles upgrade into a Bombard Castle firing a bombard shot in each burst of fire along with arrows. They have two unique units, one is Pindari trained at the Castles. He is a horse rider arsonist who throws fire bombs at enemies that ignore armour. And the second unique unit Shishpar Cavalry is trained at the stables. He is a mediumly armed horse cavalry with a hammer that damages the enemy armour. In Imperial Age they are able to research Bhalaeet Spear that make their spearline units regenerate health and have extra line of sight. They are able to research all techs for free in the University in Imperial Age. Siege Towers are half priced for them and their allies, thus making them a more effective siege weapon into their army. They also are able to train fully upgraded cavalry archers which comes in handy with their fast moving army.
Pindari = Cavalry unit trained at Castle that throws fire bombs, ignoring armour.
Shishpar Cavalry = Cavalry unit trained at Stable that damages enemy armour in each hit with its hammer.
Malik-e-Maidan = Upgrade Castles with a Bombard Cannon Shot.
Bhalaeet = Spearmen regenerate health and have extra line of sight…
Start with 1 Extra Boar
Bombard Towers are 15% cheaper
Bombard Towers boost health and speed of nearby Hand Cannoneers
In Imperial Age your University comes with all techs free to research
Their stable unique unit could carry through castle age if its cheap or strong enough and either way civs with weak early games like Mongols shows you dont need to go that crazy with early game bonuses if the late game is strong. 2 extra boars is just ridiculous. And yeah shat Akoskaa propose is still bwetter