Their first contact with the Indian peoples to the south went well. The Jade Falcons continued to expand while trading a few non-essential technologies. The handful of juristictional disputes between them were not a source of serious friction, as Jade Falcon efforts were focused on peaceful growth and economic gain.
However, the Indians, perhaps noting the sparse compliment of outdated Urbanmechs guarding the half-dozen Jade Falcon cities, became overconfident. They demanded tribute of their friends across the sands, and when their friends refused, declared war.
From across the parched expanses of what would some day be called the Spenser Desert, untrained legions of Blackjacks and Archers bearing the violet pain[sic] scheme of Mahatma Ghandi's 'Dread Legions,' closed on the Jade Falcon defenders. From within the city walls of Sudeten, Butler, and Ironhold, Urbanmechs, Hunchbacks, and experimental new Centurions made with new LBX "shotgun" cannons fought back, leaving only wreckage ringing the Falcons' most important cities.
This was the technology that I, personally, was blogging with back in the day. Stone pixels and bear code.
The Jade Falcon leaders then utilized the strategy of "defense abroad." They sent their best defensive units to make improvised fortifications in the desert. While those brave soldiers fought and died to stop the Indians' second and third waves, large numbers of Archers--the standard assault unit of the Jade Falcons--rolled off the green assembly lines and prepared for a massive counterattack. As the day of the strike neared, scientists discovered advanced T&T and structural advances that allowed for a new breed of machine: the Viking.
As enemy war machines broke through the unsupplied lines of the Jade Falcon defenders, they were annihilated by the new Tauman of their would-be victims, bodies buried under missiles before their memories were buried under sand.
Within a decade, green-trimmed Archers of The Khan's Finest patrolled the once-proud cities of Bombay and Caracas.
The absorption was seamless after that. Except for one city whose original name is now lost to time, now known only as Baghdad, which in the language of the ancient Jade Falcons means "no, really, don't go there." Occupation forces pulled out of the city allowing the it and its surrounding settlements to fall into chaos and disorder, occasionally brought under control by powerful local leaders, but never pledging allegiance to Sudeten.
The Indian lands were made into the first regional province of the Jade Falcons, the Bombay Province.
Thanks. How is Civ 4?