Byzantines

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The Byzantines have the power of Architecture.

The Byzantine army is known for its proficiency on land and at sea, and sports powerful cataphract-type cavalry and a variety of infantry with high defensive capabilities. On the seas, they are much feared, with their cheirosiphon vessel, which is in fact a naphta-spewing ship capable of taking out a variety of targets with its flame attack. Byzantine defences are also much feared for their reach, but once the late period is reached, all that will be left to stave off defeat would be a huge number of mercenaries whose performance against gunpowder weaponry - buildable by all factions - and the better-trained troops of Western Europe and the Turks must be questioned.

Faction Type: Orthodox
National Bonuses:

  • 25% higher Commerce Limit commerce cap
  • Double income from Taxation Taxation
  • Forts and Towers +3 Range
  • Receive free Trawler with each New Dockyard
  • Create ships 33% Faster
  • Archers receive free upgrades
  • Receive free archers whenever you build a new Barracks,
    • One at start,
    • Two with [2],
    • Three at [3]
  • Outposts created 33% faster
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Unique Units:

Mercenaries:

Upgrades:

  • Imperial Mandate

Available Unique Buildings:

  • Eunuch's Court (unit production building)
  • Bastion (defensive building)
  • Chapterhouse (unit production building)
  • Magistracy (unit production building)

Wonders:

  • Abbey (wonder)
  • Hagia Sofia (wonder)
Settlements: Leaders:
  • Byzantium
  • Thessaloniki
  • Mystras
  • Monemvasia
  • Corinth
  • Famagosta
  • Smyrna
  • Limassol
  • Heraklion
  • Alexandria
  • Sofia
  • Thebes
  • Paphos
  • Athens
  • Varna
  • Ohrid
  • Apollonia
  • Angora
  • Epidamnos
  • Piraeus
  • Patras
  • Megara
  • Santorini
  • Chios
  • Durazzo


  • Potidea
  • Chalcedonia
  • Kyrenia
  • Lindos
  • Ialysos
  • Samos
  • Melos
  • Paros
  • Demetrias
  • Mantinea
  • Kerkira
  • Nicosia
  • Chalcis
  • Basil
  • Michael the Stammerer
  • Zoe
  • Alexius Comnenus
  • Theodora
  • Roman
  • Isaac of Cyprus
  • Constantine
  • Julian
  • John the Fair
  • John Axouch
  • Manuel the Great
  • Leo the Wise