Franks Gameplay Information


A Germanic tribe that was largly Romanized, the Franks originated from the Alsace region of Germany and moved into France. They were more or less a thorn in the Roman side, although significantly more civilized than the rest of the tribes.

Overall Unit Summary:

Their infantry, as with other barbarian factions, is very strong, but their cavalry is rather limited.

Campaign Objectives

Hold 20 Settlements, including: Avaricum, Burdigala, Arles

Initial Campaign Cities:

Vicus Franki



Trainable Units:

Note that these units represent what can be trained if the needed buildings are present.

Peasants, Catholic Priest, Sword Heerbann, Axe Heerbann, Horde Chosen Swordsmen*, Francisca Heerbann, Levy Spearmen, Horde Hunters*, Hunters, Raiders, Horde Raiders*, Noble Warriors, Paladins, Paladin Bodyguard, Ballistae, Onagers

Constructible Buildings:

Note that these buildings chains are not all that influence the ability to construct them. Population and existing buildings and religion are also a factor.

Warrior's HoldWarlord's HoldHigh King's HallGreat HallCastrum
Wooden PalisadeWooden WallStone Wall
Muster FieldMeeting HallHall of HeroesHundredmen HallPalatine Barracks
 StablesWarlord's StablesRoyal StablesGreat King's Stables
 Practice RangeArchery RangeCatapult RangeSiege Engineer
TraderMarketGreat MarketGuildhall
 BlacksmithWeaponsmith Foundry
 CesspitCesspoolOpen SewerLarge Open Sewer
Land ClearanceCommunal FarmingCrop RotationLarge Feudal EstateHuge Feudal Estate
RoadsPaved Roads
 TavernBardic Circle
Shrine to DonarSacred Grove of DonarSacred Circle of Donar
Christian ShrineChristian ChapelChristian ChurchChristian CathedralChristian Basilica
Shrine to WotanSacred Grove of WotanSacred Circle of Donar

*This unit is only available when in a horde