Barbarian traditions

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The Barbarian traditions encompass the fighting styles of the peoples of Hispania, Gaul, Britannia, and Germania, among others. They mostly relied on large formations of lightly armored infantry equipped with spears or swords, supported by nimble chariot formations or light cavalry, and made extensive use of ambush tactics, especially in forests.

Availability and focus


The Barbarian traditions are available for countries with the following culture groups:

  • Baltic
  • Celt-Iberian
  • Gallic
  • Gaelic
  • Germanic
  • Iberian
  • Pre-Indo-European
  • Pretani

The traditions focus on strengthening the below unit types and possibly unlock some new abilities:

  • Enables Unit chariots.png Chariots
  • Strong Unit light infantry.png Light infantry
  • Good Unit archers.png Archers
  • Possible ability unlock: Raid City
  • Possible ability unlock: Raise Levies


Starting bonus
Chariot Culture icon
Chariot Culture

  • Allows Unit chariots.png Chariot units
The use of chariots in warfare stems back many thousands of years, and holds strong affiliations with nobility and class; chariot inhumations speak to the honor that can be won through battle. Chariots themselves were commonly used as mobile platforms with two to three occupants, from which javelins or other thrown weapons were used to break the ranks of their opponents.
Britannic path
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  • Scythed Chariots
  • Chariot Offense: +15%
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  • Coming of Age
  • Light Infantry Defense: +15%

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  • Living off the Land
  • Army Weight Modifier: −15%

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  • Word of Mouth
  • Manpower Recovery Speed: +5%

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  • Chariot Mastery
  • Chariot Morale: +10%

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  • Selective Breeding
  • Light Cavalry Cost: −15%
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  • Take up Arms
  • Archers Morale: +10%
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  • Bonus: Trained Cavalry
  • Chariot Discipline: +10%
  • Light Cavalry Discipline: +10%
Germanic path
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  • Strike and Withdraw
  • Light Infantry Morale: +10%
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  • Natural Resources
  • Chariot Cost: −15%
  • Light Cavalry Cost: −15%
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  • The Glory of the Hunt
  • Enslavement Efficiency: +20%
  • National Slave Output: +10%
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  • Ambush
  • Enables the 'Hit-and-Run' Tactic
  • Archers Forest Combat Bonus: +15%
  • Light Infantry Forest Combat Bonus: +15%
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  • Shield Wall
  • Heavy Infantry Defense: +15%

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  • The Young Must Serve
  • Light Infantry Cost: −15%
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  • Hail of Stones
  • Archers Defense: +15%
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  • Bonus: Adaptability
  • Light Infantry Discipline: +15%

Gallic path
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  • Strike From Afar
  • Archers Offense: +15%
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  • Confederations
  • National Manpower: +10%

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  • The Plains Fight With us
  • Chariot Plains Combat Bonus: +15%
  • Light Infantry Plains Combat Bonus: +15%
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  • In Defence of our Home
  • Enables the ‘Raise Levies’ Ability

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  • A People on the Move
  • Wrong Culture Happiness: +10%
  • Cohort Recruit Speed: +25%
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  • Strong Arm
  • Heavy Infantry Offense: +15%
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  • Scale the Walls!
  • Siege Ability: +10%
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  • Bonus: Blow the Trumpet, in the New Moon!
  • Morale of Armies: +10%


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