For the Napoleon: Total War faction, see Bavaria (Napoleon: Total War).

is a minor faction in Empire: Total War. Bavaria is a German state that has its roots in the Middle Ages. As of the events of Empire: Total War, Bavaria has emerged from the Thirty Years War a strong nation, although it will soon have to contend with Hapsburg Austria and the rising power of Prussia.

Starting PositionEdit

Basics at startEdit

  • Protectorates – None
  • AlliesSpain, Austria
  • Trade PartnersAustria
  • EnemiesBarbary States, Pirates
  • Religion – Catholic
  • GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
  • Ruler – Maximilian II (King)
  • Population – 1,070,360
  • Prosperity – Destitute
  • Prestige – Feeble
  • Treasury – 7500
  • Technology - None
  • Missionaries – None
  • Rakes – Jurgen Schmitt (Bavaria)
  • Gentlemen – Johann Pachelbel (Munich)


Munich, Bavaria

  • Starting Buildings – Army Encampment, Cannon Foundry, Governor’s Palace, Conservatorium
  • Infrastructure - Basic Roads
  • Population – 1,070,360
  • Wealth – 2600
  • Religion – Catholicism 95.0%, Protestantism 5.0%
  • Starting Towns/PortsFranconia Mines (Iron Mine), Nurnberg (Craft Workshops Smiths), Coburg (School)
  • Later Villages/PortsAugsburg (Village)

General InformationEdit

Although it is militarily quite weak at the beginning of the Grand Campaign, Bavaria is well insulated from invasion initially due to friendly factions surrounding it and its handy alliances with Spain and especially Austria. As the game progresses, Bavaria can become quite powerful, as it has a rich territory, a major city from which it can train advanced units, and a school.

Although only Prussia requires Bavaria as part of its winning conditions for its territory-based campaigns, Bavaria's riches and its potential threat level makes it a worthy target for any nearby faction.

Unit RosterEdit

Bavaria boasts the generic European unit roster. As it starts with a major city and controls a rich region, Bavaria can access the full roster relatively early. In addition, it has access to Prussian Jaegers if it ever takes the regions of Brandenburg or East Prussia; in exchange, however, it cannot train Riflemen.


Empire: Total War Factions
Major Factions AustriaFranceGreat BritainMaratha ConfederacyMughal EmpireOttoman EmpirePoland-LithuaniaPrussiaRussiaSpainSwedenUnited ProvincesUnited States
Minor Factions AfghanistanBarbary StatesBavariaCherokee NationsCourlandCrimean KhanateDagestanDenmarkGenoaGeorgiaGran ColombiaGreeceHannoverHessenHungaryHuron ConfederacyInuit NationsIrelandIroquois ConfederacyItalian StatesKnights of St. JohnLouisianaMamelukesMexicoMoroccoMysoreNaples & SicilyNew SpainNorwayPersiaPiratesPlains NationsPortugalPueblo NationsPunjabQuebecSavoySaxonyScotlandThirteen ColoniesVeniceWestphaliaWürttemberg
Other Factions Powhatan ConfederacyVirginia Colonists
Unused Factions Khanate of KhivaTuscanyMecklenburgSchleswig-HolsteinSwiss Confederation