Seems debateable either way. "Astrakhan Khanate" clearly refers to the state, but "Astrakhan" alone is a geographic term. As you note, the Kalmyks did posess part of Astrakhan; in fact that was the location of their capital.Garbon said:I disagree, Astrakhan refers specifically to that state. As you can see Kalmuck/Kalmyk is a distinct province in the game. While the two aren't supposed to exist at the same time, it is a gross collusion that could be confusing. edit: Kalmyk controlled only a portion of the eastern part of the Astrakhan province.
I don't deny that it is an approximation, at best, to use the same name for both. I just personally don't see the harm in it from a gameplay perspective. I'd have a hard time arguing that this approximation is worse than, say, leaving out some historical state in Indonesia or India or the horn of Africa.