The Songhai are a barbarian nation in the Conquer the World campaign based on the Songhai Empire, which formed by separating from, and eventually absorbing, the Mali Empire around the 1460s CE, becoming an economic powerhouse in control of the Trans-Saharan trade routes through the Niger river ports, and at its peak, one of the largest states in African history its vast dominion extending through the modern countries of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau, until the empire broke into factional conflicts and civil war early in the 16th century, and finally being dissolved by the defeat of its army and sacking of its main cities in 1591, by the technologically superior forces of the Moroccan Saadi Dynasty, which took advantage of this period of weakness, though would nonetheless lose grasp of such vast and distant territories shortly thereafter, and the Songhai legacy continued through the Dendi Kingdom.
In the "The Entire World" Campaign, they occupy the Unclaimed Territories in Africa. Like every other barbarian nation, they use the Barbarian unique units and have the Power of Sacrifice from the Aztecs. If the player controls the Aztecs, then they will use the Mayan Power of Architecture instead. Their building style is Turk and their unit style is Arab.
Unique Units Edit
Along with other barbarian nations, the Songhai train the following Barbarian units:
- Barbarian Javeliner - Replaces Ancient Age Unit Slingers and Classical Age Unit Javelineers
- Barbarian Phalanx - Replace Hoplites and Phalanx
- Barbarian Archers - Replace Bowmen and Archers