Pukhtun Mercenary Groups
The Pukhtun mercenary groups have been around since the first invasion to Pukhtunkhwa by the Hekuvians
The Great Rebellion of Slavers Bay
On 6 March 1757 at the capital of the Kingdom of Fana, Fanoor, the King-in-exile of Santasi, raises a Third Coalition Army and prepares to wage a "Final War" to push the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company out of southern Punth. Having realized the failure of many of his ancestors, he recruited as many Kandarans from Kandoor as he can and promises them a free state under local control if they get the nation to rise against the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company. They infiltrate into Kandoor and begin to stir up the local population.
In 1761, the Pukhtun Piracy and Smuggling Network (PPSN) joined the cause. The PPSN had a long history of rivalry with the Burgundians dating back to first contact in the 16th century. They had supported the Santasi in the prior wars from the shadows but the Santasi failed to defeat the Burgundians so the PPSN decided that more direct involvement was necessary. The various groups once again united and began to campaign for King Fanoor. The Pukhtun held great influence among the tribes of Kandara and so with PPSN publicly supporting King Fanoor the Kandarans flocked to his banner in great numbers, such numbers had never united before. The PPSN also sent took command of the Santasi army, training them and serving as high ranking officers. King Fanoor pleased with the support and confident in his strength began his war against the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company. Initially the Burgundians never expected him to gather such a large and well-trained army and thus were unable to hold him back. With new arrivals from Burgundie however they were atleast able to stem the tide. This forced PPSN to take the battle to the sea and thus reveal themselves to the Burgundians.
In the 1760s and 1770s a series of pitched sea battles took place, eventually ending in the utter defeat of the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company's navy. The colony was cut off and PPSN with help from native Kanans raided to coastal settlements. From 1778-1795 not a single resupply was attempted and the colonial administration was left to their own devices. A series of attempts to get the Kuhlfrosi government to intervene on the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company's behalf were declined. With the colony isolated amid ever increasing hostiles at their borders the states crumbled one-by-one.
In 1790, the King of Santasi had reclaimed most of the Kandooli states, with the exception of Kandooli. Ever grateful to the PPSN he reached out to the PPSN for more aid. The PPSN advocated their case with the tribes of Pukhtunkkhwa and the tribes decided to send 8,000 Pukhtun mercenaries. They made short work of the rest of the state, except Kandoor. A siege was put in place that encircled the city. After two years the city finally fell and in January the last of the Burgundians in Kandoor were captured and killed.