Macedon Gameplay Information


Macedon are a pike and cavalry nation, strong in the units that Alexander himself used as his hammer and anvil. Economically, they are close to the centre of gravity of the ancient world and they can quickly dominate a powerful empire.

Overall Unit Summary:

Macedon have some of the best Pikemen in the game; although Royal Pikemen lack the longer pikes of their fellows, they are superior in melee combat. Macedon's cavalry is not up to the standard it was under Alexander, but it is still a potent force and well capable of charging to deliver the decisive blow.

Initial Imperial Campaign Cities:

Thessalonica (Minor City, Capital), Larissa (Minor City), Corinth (Large Town), Bylazora (Large Town).

Trainable Units:

Note that these units represent what can be trained if the needed buildings are present. Units in brackets are only available in Multiplayer and Custom Battles.

Peasants, Militia Hoplites, Levy Pikemen, Phalanx Pikemen, Royal Pikemen, Peltasts, Archers, Greek Cavalry, Light Lancers, Macedonian Cavalry, General's Bodyguard, Companion cavalry, General's Armoured Bodyguard, Ballistas, Onagers, Heavy Onagers, Illyrian Mercenaries, Cretan Archers.

Constructable Buildings:

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

Buiding TypeTownLarge TownMinor CityLarge CityHuge City
Core BuildingsGovernor's HouseGovernor's VillaGovernor's PalaceCouncilor's ChambersRoyal Palace
WallsWooden PalisadeWooden WallStone WallLarge Stone WallEpic Stone Wall
BarracksBarracksMilitia BarracksCity BarracksArmy Barracks 
Stables StablesCavalry StablesElite Cavalry StablesRoyal Cavalry Stables
Ranges Practice RangeArchery RangeCatapult RangeSiege Engineer
TradersTraderMarketAgoraGreat AgoraMerchants' Quarter
Smithies BlacksmithArmourer Foundry
Ports PortShipwrightDockyard 
Water Supply SewersPublic BathsAqueduct 
FarmsLand ClearanceCommunal FarmingCrop RotationIrrigation 
RoadsRoadsPaved Roads 
Academies AcademyScriptoriumLudus Magna
Theatres OdeonLyceumTheatre
Temples of FarmingShrine to DemeterTemple of DemeterLarge Temple of DemeterAwesome Temple of DemeterPantheion (Demeter)
Temples of GovernorsShrine to ZeusTemple of ZeusLarge Temple of ZeusAwesome Temple of ZeusPantheion (Zeus)
Temples of HuntingShrine to ArtemisTemple of ArtemisLarge Temple of ArtemisAwesome Temple of ArtemisPantheion (Artemis)
Temples of ViolenceShrine to AresTemple of AresLarge Temple of AresAwesome Temple of AresPantheion (Ares)