- 关于同名区域，请见 阿萨姆 (地区).
After some time Assam should be a nation which may take on Bengal. If the game has not progressed too far, Bengal is likely to be able to muster around 9,000 to 14,000 troops, which is likely a fair bit more than Assam or its fledgling allies individually can. The key in this instance, then, is to meet up first before attacking the Bengali army. Alternatively, if the player is feeling patient, they could wait for or sponsor a Hindu rebellion in Bengal. The rebels should be loyal to Assam's country whether or not Assam actually used support rebels, due to being religious rebels for Hinduism and Assam is clearly Hindu. Additionally, these rebels may come prepared, as they usually have more than 10,000 troops and a general. Either way, if the player would rather avoid fighting Bengal's army, they should be capable of besieging and taking some provinces with the help of the rebels.
Taking Dacca will give Assam a port, and taking it as well as Silhet will allow the player to encircle the pesky little wasteland in the middle of Assam's land. It will take at least two wars if the player wishes to take all of the land. However, it is advisable to instead vassalize Bengal on the second war, as it will save a large amount of administrative points when coring; Bengal has many high base tax provinces. Assam should also be capable of peacefully vassalizing Nepal soon, considering their size.
Once Bengal has been absorbed, Assam shouldn't have too much difficulty in expansion, so long as it expands towards the rest of India. 奥里萨 may declare Assam to be a rival, but can be ignored by allying with Vijayanagar. Eventually, it should come to a fight between Assam and Vijayanagar, however, as both the player and Vijayanagar likely wishes to control India. Shan is also unlikely to want to be an ally forever, so it is recommended to counter it by finding another ally, and keep things balanced. The last thing that any growing Assam may desire is for Shan to be swallowed up by 大明 China, then have that China see it as a threat.
Early idea groups that the player, as Assam, may find appealing are as follows:
- 防守理念 (the +1.00% attrition for enemies matches up nicely with Assam's national idea giving +1.00% attrition and -10% Shock damage received)
- 贸易理念 (as Assam should soon dominate the Bengal trade node and may want to increase the trade flowing into it from Malacca and Siam)
- 外交理念 (the increase in diplomatic relation will allow the player to vassalize more of the smaller Indian states without losing Diplomatic Points)
- 行政理念 (having cheaper mercenaries can give Assam an edge in many wars)