Western Roman Empire Gameplay Information


Rome has split into two separate empires. The West is on a steady decline, and many barbarians have joined the ranks of the armies. A western Roman player's greatest challenge is holding the remnants together, while trying to fend off other powers. However, they still have the powerful armies that one would expect.

Overall Unit Summary:

Strong infantry, but some cavalry limitations. Not all units are pure Roman as they were in the times of the Roman Republic, but instead are filled with barbarians.

Campaign Objectives

Hold 34 settlements, including: Northern Italy, Africa, Taraconensis and Thracia

Initial Campaign Cities:

Rome, Mediolanium, Ravenna, Augusta Vindelicorum, Aquincum, Tarentum, Salona, Caralis, Carthage, Corduba, Carthago Nova, Tarraco, Salamantica, Burdigala, Avaricum, Samarobriva, Eburacum, Londinium, Colonia Agrippina, Carnuntum, Lepcis Magna, Arles, Massilia



Trainable Units:

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

Peasants, Catholic Priest, Praeventores, Plumbatarii, Limitanei, Comitatenses, Foederati Infantry, Auxilia Palatina, Comitatenses First Cohort, ARchers, Bucellarii, Foederati Cavalry, Sarmatian Auxilia, Scholae Palatinae, Imperial German Bodyguard, Equites Sagittarii, Carriage Ballistae, Ballistae, Scorpions, Repeating Balistae, Onagers, Heavy 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.

Governor's HouseGovernor's Villa Governor's Palace Pro-consul's PalaceImperial Palace
Wooden PalisadeWooden WallStone WallLarge Stone WallEpic Stone Wall
BarracksMilitia BarracksLegion BarracksArmy BarracksUrban Barracks
 StablesCavalry StablesHippodromeCircus Maximus
 Pratice RangeArchery RangeCatapult RangeSiege Engineer
TraderMarketForumGreat ForumCuria
 BlacksmithArmourer Foundry
 SewersPublic BathsAqueductCity Plumbing
Land ClearanceCommunal FarmingCrop RotationIrrigationGreat Estate
RoadsPaved RoadsHighways
  AcademyScriptoriumLudus Magna
Shrine to Sol InvictusTemple of Sol InvictusLarge Temple of Sol InvictusAwesome Temple of Sol Invictus
Shrine to Sol MithrasTemple of MithrasLarge Temple of MithrasAwesome Temple of Mithras
Christian ShrineChristian ChapelChristian ChurchChristian CathedralChristian Basilica

*This unit is only available when in a horde