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Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne) Age of Charlemagne

Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne) Faction

From its heartland in central England, Mercia extends its reach to every corner of the island. As the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the Mercians dominate the land south of the River Humber.

In the late 6th century AD, the five English shires of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire were united under a single leader, giving rise to the Kingdom of Mercia. Creoda of the Iclingas is most often cited as the first Mercian ruler and the founder of its capital at Tamworth. Yet opinion on the issue is divided; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle does not refer to him as a king and some scholars question if he was nothing more than the product of a monk's fevered imaginings!

Nevertheless, it is the Iclingas dynasty, beginning officially with the reign of Penda in approximately AD625, that has given rise to a period of untold stability. Although their line has been plagued by assassinations, betrayals and deaths in battle, the Iclingas have been able to expand Mercian borders to encompass most of the midlands and the south of England too.

In AD757, Offa became king, following a civil war in the wake of King Aethelbald's murder. Consolidating his midland provinces, he looks upon the southern kingdoms avariciously, desiring to bring them under Mercian control. Respected by the Franks across the channel, and rightly feared by Englishmen everywhere, Mercia is poised to become the single greatest power in the British Isles - a single, united kingdom under the rule of a mighty king!

Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)

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Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)
Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)

Faction Name

Kingdom of Mercia (Age of Charlemagne)

Campaign

cha_attila

Culture

att_cult_barbarian

Subculture

att_sub_cult_barbarian_germanic_west

Military Group

cha_english

Faction Group

Faction Group


No Effect

Political Parties

Other Nobles Other Nobles
When he deems it necessary, the nobles are the wisest and most qualified to counsel the king in matters of state.
Playable: False
Initial Power: 60
No Effect
The Iclingas The Iclingas
The House of Icel, from its capital at Tamworth, has unified much of central Britain under the Mercian banner; soon the entire island will follow!
Playable: True
Initial Power: 40
Emancipators: Doubled unit replenishment when taking on defeated troops post-battle.
Extra income for every enemy unit destroyed.
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +2 against priest-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +3 against spy-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +1 against champion-type agents
General
160 Royal Companions
Royal Companions
(cha_eng_royal_companions)
Melee Infantry
Melee Infantry
160 Fyrd Axemen
Fyrd Axemen
(cha_eng_fyrd_axemen)
Melee Infantry
160 Royal Companions
Royal Companions
(cha_eng_royal_companions)
Melee Infantry
160 Royal Thegns
Royal Thegns
(cha_eng_royal_thegns)
Melee Infantry
160 Select Axemen
Select Axemen
(cha_eng_select_axemen)
Melee Infantry
160 Thegns
Thegns
(cha_eng_thegns)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
160 Fyrd Archers
Fyrd Archers
(cha_eng_fyrd_archers)
Missile Infantry
160 Fyrd Javelinmen
Fyrd Javelinmen
(cha_eng_fyrd_javelinmen)
Missile Infantry
160 Fyrd Slingers
Fyrd Slingers
(cha_eng_fyrd_slingers)
Missile Infantry
160 Select Archers
Select Archers
(cha_eng_select_archers)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Fyrd Spearmen
Fyrd Spearmen
(cha_eng_fyrd_spear)
Spear Infantry
160 Select Spearmen
Select Spearmen
(cha_eng_select_spear)
Spear Infantry
160 Thegn Spearmen
Thegn Spearmen
(cha_eng_thegn_spearmen)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Horsemen
Horsemen
(cha_eng_horsemen)
Melee Cavalry
80 Royal Horsemen
Royal Horsemen
(cha_eng_royal_horsemen)
Melee Cavalry
Field Artillery
4 Bastion Onager
Bastion Onager
(cha_eng_onager_bastion)
Field Artillery
40 Onager
Onager
(cha_eng_onager)
Field Artillery
Admiral
128 Sae Wylfing - Royal Marines
Sae Wylfing - Royal Marines
(cha_eng_dragonship_royal_marines)
Melee Ship
Melee Ship
128 Sae Wylfing - Royal Marines
Sae Wylfing - Royal Marines
(cha_eng_dragonship_royal_marines)
Melee Ship
128 Kuyl - Fyrd Boatmen
Kuyl - Fyrd Boatmen
(cha_eng_longship_fyrd_boatmen)
Melee Ship
128 Kuyl - Thegn Boatmen
Kuyl - Thegn Boatmen
(cha_eng_longship_thegn_boatmen)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
88 Kuyl - Fyrd Archer Boatmen
Kuyl - Fyrd Archer Boatmen
(cha_eng_longship_fyrd_archer_boatmen)
Missile Ship
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