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Ahmadnagar led by Malik Ambar is a custom civilization by Alga.

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The Ahmadnagar Sultanate or the Nizam Shahi Sultanate was a late medieval Indian Muslim kingdom located in the northwestern Deccan, between the sultanates of Gujarat and Bijapur, ruled by the Nizam Shahi or Bahri dynasty.[6][7][8] Malik Ahmed, the Bahmani governor of Junnar after defeating the Bahmani army led by general Jahangir Khan on 28 May 1490 declared independence and established the Nizam Shahi dynasty rule over the sultanate of Ahmednagar.[9] Initially his capital was in the town of Junnar with its fort, later renamed Shivneri. In 1494, the foundation was laid for the new capital Ahmadnagar. In 1636 Aurangzeb, then Mugal viceroy of Deccan, finally annexed the sultanate to the Mughal Empire.

Ahmednagar sultanate was dependent on Koli chieftains for military or soldiers. Koli chieftains often provided the cavalry and infantry for Sultans of Ahmednagar during wartimes.

Malik Ambar[]

Malik Ambar (1548 – 13 May 1626) was a military leader who served as the Peshwa (Prime Minister) of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate in the Deccan region of India. Born in the Adal Sultunate, which comprised parts of present-day Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti, Malik was sold by a slave merchant and brought to India as a slave. There he created a mercenary force numbering greater than 50,000 men. It was based in the Deccan region and was hired by local kings. Malik became a popular Prime Minister of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate, showing administrative acumen.

He is also regarded as a pioneer in guerrilla warfare in the region. He is credited with carrying out a revenue settlement of much of the Deccan, which formed the basis for subsequent settlements. He is a figure of veneration to the Siddis of Gujarat. He challenged the might of the Mughals and Adil Shahs of Bijapur and raised the low status of the Nizam Shah.

Dawn of Man[]

"Glory to you Malik Ambar, Peshwa of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate. Born as Chapu in the Adal Sultanate in present Ethiopia, you were sold in slave markets all across the Arab World. But you flourished in the socially mobile world of Deccan politics, making a name for yourself as a mercenary leader of Africans and Arabs, leading cavalry across the Deccan hills. As troubled times came, you repelled the Mughal Empire until you could no longer, temporarily fleeing and allying with the Maratha Empire before returning as the Peshwa and regent in all but name, filling a power vacuum. You restored the Ahmadnagar Sultanate, retaking the old capital of Ahmednagar and building a new one, Khadki, which was the envy of the world for its Neher water system, a tremendous feat of engineering. Administrative reform followed soon after. But you were growing old, and after a few more years of glorious resistance against the Mughal Empire, you died peacefully, leaving a legacy that could not be held by your sons.

Agla Ahmadnagar MalikAmbar LeaderScene

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Oh unsurpassable Malik Ambar, you are once again being asked to build a legacy from nought but the skill you possess. Your new beginning should emulate your old, rise up! Will you once again rise from obscurity and slavery to become kingmaker of the world? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Greetings, friend, I am Malik Ambar, once as foreign to this land that I build up as you were. What can you tell me from your homeland?"

Defeat: "I will not forgive this treachery. She shall have her vengeance."

Unique Attributes[]

Ahmadnagar (Malik Ambar)
Agla Ahmadnagar MalikAmbar LeaderIcon

Art by DarthKyofu

Rule of The Habshi Kingmaker

Forts in workable range increase Food Food Storage when a new citizen got born. Walls and Castles boost your Production Building Production by 10%.

Agla Ahmadnagar MalikAmbar SiddiBargi

Art by Agla and Janboruta

Siddi Bargi (Knight)
  • Weaker, but fast Knight Replacement. +50% when flanking and additional strenght against Units with 50% of their Health Points missing.
Agla Ahmadnagar MalikAmbar Neher

Art by Agla

Neher (Aqueduct)
  • Carries less food over when a citizen is born (35% vs 40%)
  • Contains an Engineer Specialist
  • +2 Food to Engineer Specialists in the empire
  • +1 Happy Local Happiness to Markets, Banks, and Stock Exchanges.
City List
  1. Khadki
  2. Junnar
  3. Paranda
  4. Daulatabad
  5. Beed
  6. Shivneri
  7. Mumbai
  8. Ausa
  9. Dharur
  10. Lohagad
  11. Nashik
  12. Solapur
  13. Nagpur
  14. Teosa
  15. Yavatmal
  16. Washim
  17. Patur
  18. Akola
  19. Kalyan
  20. Talikota
Spy List
  • Ahmed
  • Chengiz
  • Fehem
  • Nizam
  • Berar
  • Burhan
  • Ali Adil
  • Bahadur
  • Murtaza
  • Sabaji



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