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Farimba
Unique-tech
Availability
Introduced in AfricanIcon The African Kingdoms
Civilization AfricanIcon Malians
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research Time 40 seconds
Research Cost
Food 650
Gold 400
Effect
Effect Stable units +5 attack

Farimba is a technology in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms that is unique to the Malians and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it gives +5 attack to Camels, Knights, and Light Cavalry.

Strategy Edit

Farimba makes the Malian cavalry one of the most powerful in the game. Their Heavy Camels get the most attack of any Camel in the game (14), even more than the Imperial Camel. The Malian Cavalier is the second best non-unique cavalry unit in the game in terms of attack (19) and the third best overall, only beaten by the Elite Battle Elephant and War Elephant. If supported by archers, Gbetos, or Champions to counter Halberdiers, a Malian cavalry army can be a great threat to any opponent.

Team BonusesEdit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Farimba is 25% faster.

HistoryEdit

In the Mali Empire, the Farimba was a member of the military aristocracy (Farari), who served as a cavalry commander in times of war. The Farimbas were Military leaders assigned to oversee local rulers and ensure that local policy did not interfere with the emperor's. Each Farimba kept a small army garrisoned inside the provincial capital and could take over the court if he judged the vassal lord to be out of step.[1]

References Edit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_the_Mali_Empire

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