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Barbarians are relatively primitive human beings. They lack higher culture, instead focusing on ferocious aggression.

Tactical Overview[edit]

Barbarians are somewhat limited with regard to gold production. Compensate for this with aggression and expansion, increasing the number of cities you control.

Your Beserkers are strong and tough, so tech to them fast. You will need them. Note that thrown attacks only work when you attack, so use magic or positioning to make sure you strike the first blow.

Special Rules[edit]

Spearmen, Swordsmen and Cavalry cost 50% extra, but have a strength 1 thrown attack. All units have +1 resistance.

Barbarian cities get +20 to growth.

Normal Units[edit]

Can build Spearmen, Swordsmen, Bowmen, Shamans, Cavalry, Catapults and Galleys.

Cannot build Engineers, Halberdiers, Priests or Magicians.

Special Units[edit]

Barbarian cities can build Beserkers and Warships:

Name Cost No. of figures Upkeep Melee Ranged Defense Resistance Movement Hit Points Specials
Beserker 80 6 ? 6 - 2 6 1 3 Thrown 2
Warship 160 1 ? 8 Rock 10 (unlimited) 5 7 4 Sailing 20 Carries units


Barbarian cities are unable to build Animist's Guild, Cathedral and University. Note that University is a prerequisite for the Bank line of buildings.