In Attila Total War Himyar, you will take control of an Arabian kingdom. This powerful trading empire has discovered and exploited sea trade routes to India and has a history of religious diversity. The Himyar people practice Judaism, the Tanukids, and Garamantian religions.
Himyar is a powerful Arabian kingdom
The kingdom of Himyar was a powerful Arabian kingdom ruled by King Yusuf. His army defeated the Aksumite army in 523 and pushed them back to Aksum, where they eventually became a tributary state. Himyar’s history is largely unclear, but it is thought that the kingdom’s founding king, Yusuf, was brought to power by the Aksumites.
The Himyarites controlled a strategic position on several key trade routes. Their coin was an imitation of the Augustus coin. They ruled a part of southern Arabia, with strong cities like Himyar. Some of their most famous citizens are Zaid Al-Jamhur, Banu Quda’a, and Saksik.
The Himyarites have evolved to live in the desert and are capable of surviving in the hot, dry climate. In Total War: Attila, the Himyarites are a playable faction in the game. They replace the Sabaean Kingdom, and have developed specialised adaptations to survive in the arid lands. Their new leader Shamir Yuhar’ish has declared himself King over the Kingdoms of Saba, Dhu Raydan, Hadramawt, and Yamanat.
As part of the new DLC, Himyar is now able to follow either Eastern Christianity or Semitic Paganism. In the game, both factions can follow either religion, but only one can be dominant in one. However, the new religions are connected to other parts of the game, and Aksum and Himyar can share their religious building chains.
It is a trading power
Himyar sits on important trade routes, including those to India and southern Arabia. It also controls trade along important routes to the east. In addition to its important trade routes, Himyar also currys favor with Imperial Rome. Its plethora of resources make it a strong contender to control the world’s trade routes.
Himyar’s first move should be to conquer Aksum. Once it has achieved this, it should make alliances with Garamantians, Gaetulians, and Maurians. It should also build up its armies on its borders. Sassies are likely to attack multiple armies, so it is wise to be prepared.
It has discovered and exploited new sea trade routes to India
The Himyar is a powerful nation in southern Arabia, and has discovered and exploited new sea trade pathways to India. It controls the flow of trade along the major trade routes to India. The Himyar has recently converted to Judaism, and has sacrificed much to maintain his powerful position. He will now seize his future through sheer force of will.
It has Judaism, Tanukids and Garamantian religions
Himyar is one of the playable factions in Attila: Total War. A powerful Arabian kingdom that replaced the Sabaean Kingdom, Himyar’s people have specialized adaptations to survive in the arid land. Their current ruler is Shamir Yuhar’ish, who has declared himself King of Saba, Dhu Raydan, Hadramawt, and Yamanat.