O my my...If You guys doing this, kuauik, Sahran, it must be great!
Are You saying that ill be able to take my chance of conquering Kadesh?
With horses, but yeah, eventually.
At first it'll be a Calradia map, hopefully with villages and cities renamed.
We've not decided on this but I am curious for public opinion. How would you prefer the faction leader & nobility?
1) Tied to a specific date. So let's say it's 660 BC. Assyria would have Ashurbanipal, Persia would have some dude named "Temti-Humban-Inshushinak I" (according to wiki), Egypt would be Psamtik I, Scythia might be "Koloksai", and so on.
2) Based on the most famous rulers, regardless of historical date. Sargon II or Sennacherib for Assyria, Ramses II for Egypt, Cyrus the Great or Darius or Xerxes for Persia, and so on.
3) Based on the founding fathers (In most cases). Sargon II for Assyria, Menes/Narmer for Egypt, Cyrus the Great for Persia, presumably Koloksai or whatever for Scythia, gets trickier with Syro-Hittites.
One idea I like, given our thematic bend would be to use heroic epic & mythology as the ideal resource. The problem is while for Persia that would mean Shahnameh (perhaps Rostam and whomever was king at the time), I'm drawing a blank on everyone else. You could do Solomon except that right now Israel/Judaea is a vassal of Damascus and not a distinct faction, I have no idea who it'd be for Assyria (Sargon? He was akkadian, but Assyrians were offshoots of the Akkadians I believe), Egypt I'm not familiar with their mythology but their founding Pharoah could work.). It would kind of legitimize the anachronistic nature of our landscape as a legendary world rather than historical.