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Arabia is a faction set in an arid region of the 1920+ world.

While physically beyond Europa's borders, its riches have drawn the interests of the West, and multiple powers vie for its control while an internal power struggle is playing out.


Filled with shifting sand dunes and rocky foothills as far as the eye can see, Arabia encompasses a peninsula to the southeast of the European powers. It is overall governed by a monarchy, which is currently in shambles with the death of the previous king and his two sons, leaving his brother to take the throne. This has brought him into conflict with his niece who desires independence for her countries from all foreign influences.

It is a land with a long history of struggle and adventure; the Bedouin tribes that roam its sandy expanses are fiercely independent and skilled horse riders.

Little is currently known about the Arab's tactics and weaponry, but what few units that are shown seem to revolve around cavalry and stealth, although the current king's forces likely have military backing from the technologically advanced Saxony Empire.

Iron Harvest[]

The name "Arabia" is mentioned by a Saxonian guest during the peace festivities organized by Tsar Nicholas in reference to the Empire's ongoing presence in the Middle East, the diplomat says "Have you heard about Arabia? There are swarthy desert marauders attacking our troops!" at the time there are Saxonian colonies in the Middle East (likely controlling Syria as the French did in our timeline, and parts of modern day Jordon) besides imperial garrisons establishing the powerbase for local Kings like Princess Sita's Uncle, King Al-Hadid.

Apart from that, nothing is said or clarified about Arabia in the rest of the Rusviet campaign or that of Saxony or Polania.

Operation Eagle[]

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In the Usonian Campaign, Captain William Mason is sent to Arabia to help create the conditions for formal Usonian military intervention on behalf of Admiral Mason. It is hinted that Usonia's forces have been sent there in the interest to secure access to Arabia's rich oil reserves, and Saxony has likely already laid claim to lands there for the same reason; however Captain Mason hopes to instead defend what he sees as the Bedouin Free Tribes humanitarian rights and eject Saxony whilst America leaves after defeating Saxony having 'lead by example'. While he is there he meets Princess Sita. who pleads for military aid to oust her uncle's government and Saxony out of military control of the land. However, she fears that if Mason's superiors have their way, she will likely just be trading one occupying force for another.

Mason also meets Gunter von Duisburg, Frieda Ruete, and Michal Sikorski all having been captured by Saxonian forces sometime after Colonel Zubov's Assault on The Factory but before the Rusviet Revolution Campaign DLC.

Sita's fears are realized when, during the Battle of Aqaba, Admiral Mason's fleet intervenes just as the Bedouins are about to achieve their first major victory in decades, revealing that his backers in the government made a better deal with King Al-Hadid for Usonian troops to occupy Arabia rather than Saxonian in exchange for the Princess' (along with Factory Alliance members) arrest and cessation of all Free Tribe support. William Mason directly opposes this by later leading a prison break and revealing a 'Military Industrial Complex' plot between the admiral, his father, alongside his public office-holding and private backers via the WUSO radio station.



Icon Hero Short-Description
Sita Al-Hadid An eagle-eyed sniper and leader of the Free Tribe. She is accompanied by her falcon Haytham.


Icon Infantry Short-Description
Freemen Infantry armed with bolt-action rifles. Effective against other infantry.
Grenadier Freemen equipped with grenades for additional versatility.
Anti-Armor Gunners Anti-Armor Gunners are armed with cannon
Hashashin Elite warriors skilled in taking out unaware targets with blades and mini-grenades.
War Camals Fast and mobile riders with MG-mounted camels for use against infantry.


Icon Building Short-Description
Battle Tent Produces and reinforces infantry from the Free Tribe.


  • Arabia refers to the Arabian Peninsula in real life, which encompasses a number of different real-world nations including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. While not much information is yet available, this may imply a conflict much further to the south with the Sauds or Yemen rather than the Ottomans who are not traditionally considered Arab (Turks are not Arabs).
  • In our timeline T. E. Lawrence would act as a liaison between the British Army and Arab Revolt helping push it's success, With Operation Eagle it's revealed 'swarthy desert marauders' refers to the Bedouin Tribes and Usonia deploys William Mason to the Middle East against Saxony rather than the Ottoman Empire of real life.


General Factions The Factory
World of 1920+
Polania Republic
Saxony Empire
Rusviet Tsardom
Federal Union of Usonia
The Factory
Clan Albion
Togawa Shogunate
Mentioned Only
Nordic Kingdoms
Crimean Khanate
United States of Aztlan
Dominion of Laurentia
Nikola Tesla
Vesna Tesla
Polanian Characters Saxon Characters Rusviet Characters
Anna Kos
Piotr Kos
Lech Kos
Janek Kos
Michal Sikorski
Gunter von Duisburg
Nacht and Tag
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Frieda Ruete
Kaiser Friedrich of Saxony
Heinrich Steinmetz
General Sturmm
Usonian Characters
William Mason
George Mason
Princess Sita
Randolph Wells
Olga Romanova
Grigori Rasputin
Tsar Nicholas
Viktor Popov
Lev Alekseevich Zubov

Other Characters Places Events
Great War
Tarkovsky Expedition