The Crimean Khanate is a nation and faction in the 1920+ universe.
Steadfast in their tradition, they struggle to keep up with the evolving technology of the battlefield but maintains their sovereignty with ferocious and swift fighters.
"Their ‘mechs’ are very outdated and still remember the nineteenth century… but their real strength is terrifying cavalry and archers using exploding & poisoned arrows! This faction is full of mysticism, exotics and faith in supernatural powers. I hope you like them, cheers!" - Jakub Rozalski
The Crimean Khanate exists as an independent power, an elective monarchy under a Khan. They are situated along a belt of land by the Black Sea, bordered by the Rusviet Tsardom to the north and the Polania Republic to the west. Their symbol, naturally, is a rearing thoroughbred horse.
Few nations are as true to their old ways as the Khanate, and as such they have enjoyed few of the technological and scientific advancements such as mechs produced by the Factory that have seen the other nations such as the Saxony Empire boom economically and militarily. Almost everyone there can ride a horse or shoot a bow and arrow. However, in light of the world potentially outstripping them and conquering their land, the Khanate seeks to learn about new technologies to keep the pace with any potential aggressors in order to maintain peace.
Crimean military tactics rely on swift cavalry and cunning tactics, making the most of whatever they have at hand and knowing their enemy's weakness to use it against them. The Crimean mech, resembling a giant bicycle/tractor hybrid with legs for propulsion and a cannon turret on top, is pieced together from the scrapyard, as the Crimeans rejected the idea mech technology until it was almost too late. It specializes in traveling long distances and can allow a player to scout and steal an opponent’s combat card before combat begins.
Coercion: Once per turn, one Combat Card can be spent as if it were one resource.
- Riverwalk: Moves across rivers to Farms and Villages.
- Scout: Before combat, a mech steals one Combat Card from the opponent at random.
- Speed: +1 hex per movement.
- Wayfare: Moves from a territory or home base to the home base or that of any inactive faction.
- The Crimean Khanate was a real Crimean Tatar state existing from 1441-1783 until annexed by the Russian Empire. This represents a major branch in world history in the 1920+ universe, as either Rusviet failed annexation attempts or simply did not try to annex them. The real and Scythe Khanates occupy very similar territory, including the Crimean Peninsula and Southern Ukraine; whilst Iron Harvest's Crimean Khanate also controls parts of the Caucus Mountains in addition to Crimea itself.
- The Tatars were descendants of the Tartar-Turkic people who ruled central Asia in the 13th century under Genghis Khan, thus retaining the executive role of the Khan.
- The real Crimean Khanate was also an Ottoman Empire vassal before its annexation. In this universe, the Ottoman Empire may not exist.
- In Iron Harvest, Rusviet soldiers often vacation in the Crimean Khanate, likely because of its warmer climate. This could indicate at least non-hostile relations between the Khanate and the Tsardom; If not a sign the Khanate was defeated (by Rusviet) as a result of the Great War.
- Their idea of a mech seems to be inspired by the real life Tsar Tank made by the Russian Empire within our timeline.
- Along with the SHM-68 "Nakovalnya" in Iron Harvest, the Khanate mech is the only mech that supports itself using wheels to move, although like the Rusviet mech it is still propelled by legs.
|World of 1920+
Federal Union of Usonia
United States of Aztlan
Dominion of Laurentia
|Polanian Characters||Saxon Characters||Rusviet Characters|
|Gunter von Duisburg
Nacht and Tag
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Kaiser Friedrich of Saxony
Lev Alekseevich Zubov