I’m a big fan of the Indians. They are supposed to represent the Mughal Empire. But i see they are still a completely fantasy civilization, which makes no sense given how the team has supposedly worked tirelessly to increase accuracy not to offend anyone.
I understand it might be “fun” for a nation to play really differently than everyone else, but i am really disappointed.
For example, they have way too many elephant units. Elephants were still used yes, but they are like half the roster, and the difference in hitpoints between them is even 3x which makes no sense. Why would one elephant be so much harder to kill? Also Elephants were very expensive, they should be the cream of the army, not a unit that composes most of it.
Also 2 units of camels and no unit of horses makes no sense. What the Mughals were famous for, more than anything else, was their huge horse cavalry armies, and those horses and men were very heavily armored. In game we only have a light camel cavalry, the Sowar, and the gun camels unit, but no real horse cavalry. Camels were used by them, but in an insignificant number compared to horse cavalry.
The fact that they aren’t allowed horse archers also makes no sense. The Mughal Empire is a descendant of the Timurid Empire, which employed typical steppe Nomad army of huge cavalry numbers, mostly focused on heavy cavalry and horse archers.
Also the infantry is basically the units that were used by the British East India company, and no units that were used by the Mughals.
So basically like i said, it looks like a completely made up faction to play. And it’s really disappointing with all the praising about the research and historical accuracy.
I can only think that the devs were so focused to not offend modern day Americans (of tribes that while extremely interesting and a welcome addition to the game, were just that, tribes and small nations, that can’t possibly compare with resources of any European or Asian nation at the time), that they thought it made sense to completely ignore an empire which at it’s height encompassed 25% of the world population, and was a military juggernaut.
So again, i can kinda understand why it was made the way that it was, it’s just really disappointing to me.