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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.
The Barbarian traditions are available for countries with the following culture groups:
The traditions focus on strengthening the below unit types and possibly unlock some new abilities:
Allows 'Chariot' Units
Can unlock the 'Raid City' ability
Can unlock the 'Raise Levies' ability
Strong Light infantry
Good Archers, Chariots
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Allows '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.