The Battle of Chalons (also known as the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains) is a battle that occurred in Gaul (modern France) in 451 AD. It features in Rome: Total War: Barbarian Invasion as a historical battle. You take the role of a Hunnic army as it takes on a combined Western Roman and Gothic army.
The Hunnic army is composed mainly of cavalry of all types, from horse archers to light to heavy cavalry, and a few units of spearmen and heavy infantry.carriage balistae.
The Gothic army consists only of four units: two of heavy cavalry, one of horse archers, and one of spearmen.
The fate of a once mighty Western Roman Empire hangs in the balance.
For years, Attila the Hun, supreme commander of a terrifying nomadic horde, the man known as the "Scourge of God" has plagued the continent of Europe.
City after city has been sacked, tribe after tribe has been destroyed as Attila's peerless horse warriors have relentlessly crushed anyone foolish enough to stand against them.
Even the still-powerful Eastern Roman Empire quails before the relentless Hunnic horde, paying huge sums in tribute for the Hun just to stay away.
The Romans of the Western Roman Empire have looked with growing horror as the Hun, with their scarred devilish faces, thrust down through Roman-occupied Gaul. Burning, looting and pilaging as they draw ever closer to the unprotected, rich cities and soft, fertile farmlands of central Italy.
The Roman General, Flavius Aetius has raised an army to oppose them. Having also persuaded his erstwhile enemy Theodoric, King of the Visigoths, to join him in repelling the invaders, Aetius marches to relieve the beseiged city of Orleans, offering battle at nearby Chalons.