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Hello and welcome to Chariots of War. This time I decided to try something very different. The year is 1348 BCE, and players take the reins of power in a Late Bronze Age Middle Eastern power. The nascent Hittites are massing their troops against the weakened Mitanni, the Egyptian Pharaoh is busy building a new religion and in Mesopotamia new powers aim for hegemony. Whose chariots will triumph on the fields of Syria?

So what am I even supposed to do?

This game will be more like the Civilization Games ran by Stormbringer and Noco19, instead of a traditional ‘nation game’. Updates will cover a longer period of time, and generally focus on broader developments. The main goal of the game isn't simply to build roads or to figure out the most efficient method of taxation, but to use diplomacy, scheming and violence to make your power stronger and wealthier. Ultimately it comes down to having fun and shaping your nascent civilizations to your liking. RPing and ICing as your ruler or such any other character aligned with your country or faction is greatly encouraged, and will be rewarded in one way or another. It is in fact a requirement to provide at least one such post at least every other turn.

But what about the stats?

Stats exist only to give the player a general idea about the current state of various powers. They have little to no actual effect. Orders, diplomacy and updates are what matters. This is simply because there’s absolutely no way of compiling an accurate set of stats due to the challenges posed by the setting. 12,532 soldiers of tech level 1347 BCE or economic growth of 1,5 % more wheat a decade wouldn’t be adding anything of note to the game.

[COUNTRY NAME HERE]

Ruler:
Treasury: Destitute/Poor/Average/Wealthy/Massive/Colossal/
Income: None/Low/Mid/High/Enormous
(Royal): None/Low/Mid/High/Enormous
(Tax): None/Low/Mid/High/Enormous
(Trade): None/Low/Mid/High/Enormous
(Tributes): [COUNTRY NAME HERE]
Centralization: Tribal Confederation/Tribal Federation/Tribal Hegemony/Tribal Kingdom/City Kingdom/Hegemonic Kingdom/Organized Kingdom/Absolute Monarchy
Military: No/Negligible/Small/Mid/Large/Huge Levy, No/Small/Mid/Large (Royal/City) Guard
Stability: Chaos/Faltering/Stable/Serene/Hegemonic
Subjects: COUNTRY NAME HERE
Alliances: COUNTRY NAME HERE
Trade Partners: COUNTRY NAME HERE
Hostile: COUNTRY NAME HERE
At War With: COUNTRY NAME HERE
Notes: (projects, invention etc.)

So, how about my orders?

Each power sends me two normal orders a turn. Non-ruling factions and vice-royalties receive one order each turn, though these are likely to be more successful, especially for factions. Powers might lose their second order if they become too subjugated to a major power. If a war, uprising, succession crisis or such happens, players send a separate war plan. Keep orders short and clear, please, and don’t try to build sophisticated iron-cast steam-powered siege engines, Byzantine fire or to restore Rome. Don't expect huge administrative and social changes or scientific breakthroughs to happen in a turn or two, or even within the next decades. However, as the game progresses and we deviate from history, players can direct events and developments with an increasing freedom. More orders might be requested for unique mini updates. These often deal about war or other such crisis.

Rule change as of 14/5/17, there are a total of three orders, including ones for both war and peace. Multiple orders can be combined into one for a larger effect and higher chance of success.​

How do I sign up?

Pick several factions and/or countries and request them below. Try to have both lesser and stronger powers. I will assign them in a few days.

Playable Factions

Egypt

Amarna Faction
Priesthood of Amun and generally anti-Aten nobles and priests


Amurru
Byblos
Tyre
Sidon
(Other Syro-Canaanite statelets)​

Hittites

Royal Faction
Anatolian Provincial Governors (Hapalla, Tarhuntassa, etc.)


Kizzuwatna
Hayasa-Azzi
Lukka
Wilusa
Millawanda
Arzawa
Kaska​

Mitanni

Tushratta (anti-Hittite)
Usurper Artatama II (pro-Hittite)


Carchemish
Ishuwa
Alalakh​

Karduniaš (Babylonia)

Kassite Dynasty
Nobles and Priests of Babylonia​

Assyria

Elamites

Ugarit

Alashiya

Is there an IRC channel?

Yes, #TA on coldfront

When will this start?

Soon
 
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Egypt – Noco19 and MastahCheef117

Ruler: Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Noco19)
Treasury: Massive
Income: High
(Royal): High
(Tax): High
(Trade): High
(Tributes): Mid
Centralization: Absolute Monarchy
Military: Large Levy, Mid Royal Guard
Stability: Serene
Subjects: Kush (Viceroyalty played by DutchGuy), Amurru, Byblos, Tyre, Sidon, Jerusalem, Further Canaanite States
Alliances: Mitanni
Trade Partners: Mitanni, Arzawa, Alashiya, Ugarit, Tyre and so forth
Hostile:
At War With:

Mitanni – Rolman99 and Korona

Ruler: King Tushratta (Rolman99)
Treasury: Average
Income: Mid
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Mid
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Organized Kingdom
Military: Mid Levy, Small Royal Guard
Stability: Faltering
Subjects: Carchemish, Ishuwa, Alalakh, Halab
Alliances: Egypt
Trade Partners: Egypt
Hostile: Hittites, Assyria
At War With:

Hittites – Harpsichord

Ruler: King Tudhaliya II (Harpischord)
Treasury: Average
Income: Mid
(Royal): Mid
(Tax): Low
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Organized Kingdom
Military: Large Levy, Small Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects: Hayasa-Azzi, Kizzuwatna, Lukka, Nominally Wilusa, Arzawa and Kaska
Alliances: Hayasa-Azzi
Trade Partners: Ugarit, Alashiya, Wilusa
Hostile: Mitanni, Arzawa, Kaska, Pala
At War With:

Babylonia – baboushreturns and Duke Dan `the Man`

Ruler: King Burna-Buriaš (baboushreturns)
Treasury: Wealthy
Income: High
(Royal): High
(Tax): Mid
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Organized Kingdom
Military: Mid Levy, Small Royal Guard
Stability: Serene
Subjects: Dilmun (Viceroyalty played by Dr.Livingstone)
Alliances: Elam
Trade Partners: Elam
Hostile: Assyria
At War With:

Assyria – sealy300

Ruler: King Aššur-uballiṭ I
Treasury: Average
Income: Mid
(Royal): Mid
(Tax): Mid
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Hegemonic Kingdom
Military: Small Levy, Small Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects: Arrapha
Alliances:
Trade Partners:
Hostile: Mitanni, Babylonia
At War With:

Elam – Olligarchy

Ruler: King Untash-Napirisha
Treasury: Average
Income: Mid
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Mid
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): None
Centralization: Hegemonic Kingdom
Military: Small Levy, Small Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects: Shimashki
Alliances: Babylonia
Trade Partners: Babylonia
Hostile:
At War With:

Ugarit – naxhi24

Ruler: King Ammittamru I
Treasury: Poor
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Low
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes):
Centralization: City Kingdom
Military: Negligible Levy, Small City Guard
Stability: Serene
Subjects:
Alliances:
Trade Partners: Hittites, Egypt, Alashiya
Hostile:
At War With:

Alashiya – Keinwyn

Ruler: A King
Treasury: Poor
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Low
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): None
Centralization: Tribal Confederation
Military: Small Levy, No Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances:
Trade Partners: Ugarit, Egypt, Hittites
Hostile:
At War With:

Amurru – Shynka

Ruler: Abdi-Ashirta
Treasury: Destitute
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): None
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Tribal Hegemony
Military: Mid Levy, No Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances:
Trade Partners:
Hostile: Byblos
At War With:

Tyre – oxfordroyale

Ruler: Prince ???
Treasury: Average
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): None
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): None
Centralization: City Kingdom
Military: No Levy, Small City Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances: Byblos
Trade Partners: Egypt
Hostile:
At War With:

Byblos – DragonOfAtlantis

Ruler: King Rib-Hadda
Treasury: Poor
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): None
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): None
Centralization: City Kingdom
Military: No Levy, Small City Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances: Tyre
Trade Partners: Egypt
Hostile: Amurru
At War With:

Ursalimmu (or Jerusalem) – Shebedaone

Ruler: King Abdi-Heba
Treasury: Destitute
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Low
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): None
Centralization: City Kingdom
Military: Small Levy, Small City Guard
Stability: Serene
Subjects:
Alliances:
Trade Partners: Egypt
Hostile:
At War With:

Wilusa – tyriet

Ruler: Kukkunni
Treasury: Poor
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): None
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): None
Centralization: Tribal Kingdom
Military: Small Levy, No Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances:
Trade Partners: Hittites, Ahhiyawa, Arzawa, Lazpa
Hostile:
At War With:

Hayasa-Azzi – Mathrim

Ruler: King Hakkani
Treasury: Poor
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): None
(Trade): Low
(Tributes): None
Centralization: Tribal Federation
Military: Mid Levy, No Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects:
Alliances: Hittites
Trade Partners:
Hostile:
At War With:

Arzawa – Kaisersohaib

Ruler: King Anzapahhadu
Treasury: Average
Income: Low
(Royal): Low
(Tax): Low
(Trade): Mid
(Tributes): Low
Centralization: Tribal Confederation
Military: Mid Levy, No Royal Guard
Stability: Stable
Subjects: Seha River Land, Mira, Masa
Alliances:
Trade Partners: Wilusa, Egypt
Hostile: Hittites
At War With:
 
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Capital: Hattusa
Sanctuary: Yazılıkaya

Hittite Code

Labarna: Tudhaliya II
Tuhkanti: Tudhaliya the Younger​

Notables of court
Gal Gestin:
Gal Mesedi:
Gal Dubsar:
Lugal Dubsar:

Other royal descendants
Suppiluliuma - Second son
Arnuwanda - Eldest son
Telipinu - Second son
Muwatti - Eldest daughter
Piyassili - Third son
Mursili - Fourth son
Zannanza - Fifth son​
Zita - Third son
Hatupiyanza - Eldest son​
 
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1. Mitanni (Tushrata)
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