Born again in this new age of fire and sword, Russia sees itself under a powerful dynasty of Tsars bent on reclaiming land lost to the Polish Commonwealth.
The Muscovite Tsardom was actually called the Tsardom of Russia, the Tsardom of Muscovy, as well as the Tsardom of Rus'. The Tsardom lasted from Ivan the Terrible's assumption of the title of Tsar in 1547 until Peter the Great's foundation of the Russian Empire in 1721. A large part of this time period in Russian history was the Time of Troubles; this period was comprised of the years of interregnum between the death of the last Russian tsar of house Rurikovich, Feodor Ivanovich and the establishment of the Romanov dynasty. With Fire & Sword occurs after the Time of Troubles.
The Tsardom of Moscow is truly force to be reckoned with as it has a vast army of well equipped troops. Its national territory is located at the North-East end of Eastern Europe.
False Dmitriy is the main questline for the Muscovite Tsardom.
- Excellent heavy cavalry and dragoons.
- Reliable marksmen who are accurate and can hold their ground in melee.
- Sturdy pikemen/spearmen in defense.
- Very limited shock infantry.
- Average horse archers.
- No heavy infantry.
Muscovite and Polish troops are very much alike in weaponry and tactics. Muscovites infantry goes into battle with spear, sabre, hatchet, mace, czekan, or it's one of the two own unique weapons: the sovnya and the pole-axe. The sovnya is a hafted blade, essentially. Muscotive musketeers are alike most factions in the game, lightly armoured but packing a punch at range, excluding their use of the two handed pole-axe. They do not have access to miqulet muskets. Protect them with your pikemen and spearmen, then break the enemy with your versatile cavalry. Muscovite heavy cavalry goes into battle with the durable mirror armor but they have very unpredictable weapons. Muscovite troops also use shields regularly.
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Heavy Infantry Commander
Heavy Cavalry Commander
Personal Guard Commander
The territory of the Muscovite Tsardom starts with the following Towns, Fortresses, and Villages.
|Territory of the Muscovite Tsardom|
Cherkassk • Moscow • Pskov
Bryansk Fortress • Izum Fortress • Kursk • Novgorod • Ryazan • Rzhev Fortress • Tula • Tver'
Klin • Lgov • Loknya • Lyubotin • Oboyan • Pokrovskoye • Redkino • Slantsy • Staritsa • Tarusa
Valuiki • Yefremovo
- The Tsardom had a total of three capitals during its existence; Moscow (1547-1712), Alexandrov Kremlin (1564-1581), and St. Petersburg (1712-1721).
- Its government was absolute monarchy and Tsarist autocracy.
- The Moscow court adopted Byzantine terms, rituals, titles, and emblems such as the double-headed eagle, which survives as the coat of arms of Russia.
- The Muscovite army of the time is still reliant on feudal levies and knight-like noble cavalry. Unified Russian Imperial army will only be created under Peter the Great.
- The "Warlord" title found among Russian lords does not mean a brigand chieftain; it's a translation of the title voivode, which means leader of troops, and is an official military rank.
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Tsardom of Russia
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