Set sail to Venice, shed off the burden of the Barbarian invasions that have torn your beloved peninsula apart after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Take the role as general of one of the Italian republics that emerged in the chaos and reinstate the might that once shone from your lands. Genoa, Venice, Pisa, Ragusa, Amalfi or even the Papal states. The choice is yours which history to write.

Wage war on the colorful Indian subcontinent, the lands of a thousand kingdoms and sultanates. Put vast armies under your command, spiced up with Camels and Elephants to terrify the invaders of your homeland. Prosperity is hard fought, yet, your culture will stand the test of time.

The icy plains of Eastern Europe have more under their thick crust of permafrost than meets the eye. After the dissolution of the Mongolian Golden Horde and the emerging of the Khanates, the eyes of the newly formed empires set their eyes upon the west. Thundering hooves of Kievan and Moscovite cavalry, escorted by large squadrons of men at arms terrify the established kingdoms on the horizon.

Lead the mighty Black Army over the Hungarian plains and command the fiercest cavalry forces that Europe has ever witnessed in the Middle Ages. The old continent has never been at peace during the Middle Ages, and the Magyars, being the gateway from the Western to the Eastern world surely had their share of epic battles.

Relive the glories of the most extended medieval empire ever to have spread its influence over South America. Conquer Cuzco, lead your armies along the shores of lake Titicaca, defend your wealth and heritage from the invading Conquistadors and erect mighty structures to withstand the test of time.

  • Elocriativa

    From Europe:

    Albanians- Unique Unit: Stradiot (heavy cavalry with attack bonus against siege and archer units); Unique Technology: Heavy Hauberk; Wonder: Sheki’s Coucasian Temple; Architecture: Middle Eastern; Language: Albanian;

    Bulgars- UU: Bagathur (Heavy armoured, but cheap cavalry-archer); UT: Kipchak; W: Kazan Mausoleum; A: Slavic; L: Old Bulgarian;

    Dutch- UU: Culverin (fast and accurate artillery, good against hand-to-hand units and archers); UT: Religious Freedom; W: St. Catherine’s Cathedral; A: North European; L: Flemish;

    Finns- UU: Hakkapeliitta (light cavalry, good against siege units and buildings); UT: Finnhorse; W: Turku Cathedral; A: North European; L: Finnish;

    Lithuanians- UU: Vytis (heavy cavalry, wiith bonus against any other cavalry); UT: Commonwealth; W: Church of St. Ann; A: Slavic; L: Lithuanian;

    Portuguese- UU: Genitour (mounted skirmisher, with bonus against siege units) and Caravel (similar to a war galley, but can transport units, and moves faster); UT: Lateen Sail; W: Belém’s Tower; A: Western European; L: Galician;

    Wlachs- UU: Moldavian Knight (mounted halbeldier); UT: National Fervour; W: Poenari Castle; A: Italic; L: Romanian;

    From America:
    Zapotecs- UU: Lighting Warrior (heavy, but fast infantry); UT: Cult of The Dead; W: Monte Albán Altar; A: Amerindian; L: Zapotec;

    • Opancack

      You should read Usic’s thread.

      It’s amazing!


    UU: Camel-Archer (AP Bonus vs. Cav.)
    UT1: Damascus-Swords (+2 AP for Inf+Cav)
    UT2: Archer Armor (+1/+1)
    Bonus: Trade-Units +30% HP ; Thumb Ring free ; Archer Upgrades cost no gold
    Team Bonus: Camels creat 20% faster

    UU: African-Warrior (Cheap Unit with AP Bonus vs. Villagers and Trade-Units
    UT1: Toxic-Arrows (+2 AP for Archers and Skirms)
    UT2: Vodoo (Monks Move, Heal and Convert 20% faster)
    Bonus: Villagers Move 10% in Feudal 15% in Castle and 20% in Imp faster
    Monks cost 10% less in Feudal and 20% less in Imp
    Villagers gather Berries 30% faster
    Team Bonus: Tracking free

    UU: Polynesian Slinger (AP Bonus vs Ships and Buildings)
    UU in Dock: Canoe (Available in DarkAge carry 2 (+3 in Feudal))
    Elite-Canoe (Available in Castle: +15 Carrie and can Attack (like Tower, more Gathering Units means more AP)
    UT: ?
    Bonus: Fishing Ships work 20% faster and carry +10
    Villagers HP 10% in Feudal 20% in Castle and 30% in Imp
    Team Bonus: Ships +2 LOS

    • DecimationPro

      Africans? Slightly bunched up don’t you think?
      Nubians (camel civ), Bantu (cheap unit civ +100pop) and Egyptians (chariot civ) maybe but not just 1 generic faction.
      I want to see Swiss, Polish, proper Holy Roman Empire, Papal State (similar to Italy) and certainly want to see some North American tribes.

  • Ben Carr

    Put Normans and Anglo-Saxons in the next expansion!

  • Satyaki sil

    Why doesn’t the Teutons get Husbandry?