Asav's insurgents are a paramilitary terrorist group and the main antagonistic group in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
Originally working as a doctor, Asav used his immense charisma and leadership skills to gather and lead rebels against their homeland of India, convincing his followers that they are fighting to overthrow the tyranny of the Indian government. His insurgents quickly turned several Indian cities into a war zone by the late 2010s.
The group appears to fund itself mainly from ancient relics and artifacts, sold to the highest bidder. They seem to share history with the mercenary group Shoreline, who appear to be one of their buyers.
Events of Uncharted: Lost Legacy
The insurgents are encountered in the beginning of the game and are shown to be quite ruthless to civilians that stand in their way. The first encounter is when Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross sneak into Asav's headquarters in hope of finding any clues on the whereabouts of the Tusk of Ganesh. However, they are spotted by Asav's insurgents. With clear intentions of holding a grudge against the duo, Asav orders his men to shoot them before "[throwing] their bodies in the river".
In Chapter 3, two insurgents having a conversation vastly underestimate Chloe and Nadine's prowess in combat and are subsequently killed.
It is unknown what happens to the remaining insurgents following Asav's death.
Light soldiersLight soldiers are the most common soldier types. They wear M81 camouflage and use handguns or long guns. They are easily defeated and require little strategy, but are more dangerous in groups.
Medium soldiersMedium soldiers wear brown uniforms and always carry long guns. Some soldiers may also be wearing pale green helmets, which can be shot off in order to achieve headshots. They are still rather unprotected against body shots, however.
ShotgunnersShotgunners wear uniforms similar to medium soldiers and wear red berets and bandanas across their face, as well as bandoliers with shotgun shells. These soldiers carry shotguns as their main weapons and may be hard to avoid at close range.
SnipersSnipers are deadly marksmen who wear light brown hooded uniforms, ghillie pants, and a red bandana over their faces. Some soldiers also wear helmets for protection. The sniper rifles they use have laser attachments, which unfortunately for them make them quite easy to spot.
RocketeersRocketeers wear brown caps and carry a backpack full of rockets. They use RPG-7s, which can be seriously harmful to the player if not taken out quickly, but their lack of armor makes them glass cannons.
Armored soldiers are the second toughest insurgent type. These soldiers have thick armored suits, which protect them from many bullets. They may use automatic rifles, P90s, shotguns, or even grenade launchers.Some soldiers will fire rapid bursts of gunfire with their P90s and hide behind cover. The shotgun soldiers are more deadly, as they walk towards you without stopping and may get a few good shots in before dying.
BrutesBrutes are the most dangerous units to face. They wear heavy armour and carry large DShKs, which can shred through the player's health with ease. Body shots do almost no damage, so a recommended strategy is to shoot off their helmets to maximize damage.
HuntersHunters are a unique type of enemy that only appear on Hard difficulty or higher. They prefer to charge the player and grab them in a chokehold, and their appearance is marked by heavy breathing (thanks to their gas masks). When the player is grabbed, a quick-time event allows them to escape a Hunter's grasp; failing to do so in time will result in Chloe's death. Due to their running speed, making them a priority is highly recommended.
The insurgents are equipped with a great variety of weapons. Most are obtained through illegal weapons trading.
- Para .45
- Mazur LDR
- Mettler M-30
- Spezzotti 12 Gauge
- Arrowhead A3c
- Harbinger Sniper
- China Lake GL
- Type 95
- Carrigan 53
- They use a "Cobra" call sign.
- It appears that their ideology is a socialist one; in one conversation, one soldier can be heard saying that "Asav says that the poor shall rise against their oppressors."