|First Appearance||The Asian Dynasties|
|Cost||100 Food |
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||150|
|Resists||20% vs. Melee|
|Melee Multipliers||x3.0 vs. Cavalry|
x2.25 vs. Light Infantry
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)|
The Rajput can be trained at the Barracks in the Colonial Age. The Rajput does melee damage so it is vulnerable when closing in on a target. It is not very significant compared to the Sepoy, which generally outperforms it, as the Sepoy has more hit points, a ranged attack, more siege attack, more line of sight and less cost. But the Rajput has slightly more hand attack, and more speed, making them useful in certain specific situations.
The Rajput was a primarily Hindu warrior caste located in the northwestern region of India once known as Rajputana, now Rajasthan. Taking great pride in their ancestry and its emphasis on military virtues, the Rajput grew in power until 1616, when all the major clans had no choice but to submit to the might of Akbar and his Mughal Empire. The Rajput warriors were known for using the unique and deadly pata, a sword-like weapon where the blade and the gauntlet were integrated into a single piece that was held by the wielder. Earlier iterations of the pata were said to have started at 10 inches in length, with later variations reaching a length of nearly 44 inches. This sturdy blade was effective at repelling armored cavalry, but could also be used in assaults against infantrymen, swung and slashed like a traditional sword. Supposedly, Emperor Akbar himself used the pata in battle, most notably during the siege of Gujarat in 1576.