For the other appearances of this faction in the Total War series, see Denmark.

Denmark Monarchy

Flag of Denmark under a Monarchy

Denmark Republic

Flag of Denmark under a Republic

Denmark is a minor faction in Empire: Total War.

General InformationEdit

Denmark is not very powerful when the game starts. Its top threat is Sweden, which can easily invade Norway and Denmark itself. Prussia is also often an enemy. Hannover is often in war with the nation, so Denmark sometimes has to fight on two or more fronts. Despite its host of problems and enemies, it is rare for Denmark to be eradicated completely, as Iceland is very out of the way and rarely invaded. Should Denmark deal with its initial problems, it can become quite powerful. Norway is very rich in natural resources, and the home region of Denmark hosts a major city, a university, and eventually a very large number of ports for its small size.

It is one of the only minor factions to have a separate flag if it becomes a republic.

Starting PositionEdit

Basics at startEdit

  • Protectorates – None
  • AlliesPoland-Lithuania, Russia
  • Trade PartnersHannover
  • EnemiesBarbary States, Pirates
  • Religion – Protestant
  • Government – Constitutional Monarchy
  • Ruler – Frederik IV (King)
  • Population – 1,539,253
  • Prosperity – Meagre
  • Prestige – Feeble
  • Treasury – 8000
  • Technology - None
  • Missionaries – None
  • Rakes – None
  • Gentlemen – Ole Romer (Denmark)

Europe TheatreEdit

Copenhagen, DenmarkEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Army Encampment, Cannon Foundry, Government Council, Conservatorium
  • Infrastructure - Basic Roads
  • Population – 912,680
  • Wealth – 2550
  • Religion – Protestantism 100.0%
  • Starting Towns/PortsJutland Farmland (Peasant Farms), Holstein Farmland (Peasant Farms), Aarhus (Trading Port), Odense (School)
  • Later Villages/PortsSchleswig (Village), Aalborg (Village), Husum (Port), Lubeck (Port)
Reykjavik, IcelandEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Magistrate
  • Infrastructure – Not Developed
  • Population – 50,208
  • Wealth – 200
  • Religion – Protestantism 95.0%, Animism 5.0%
  • Starting Towns/PortsSkogar Farmland (Peasant Farms), Akureyri (Local Fishery)
  • Later Villages/PortsHofn (Port)
Christiania, NorwayEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Governor’s Residence
  • Infrastructure – Basic Roads
  • Population – 576,365
  • Wealth – 2025
  • Religion – Protestantism 95.0%, Animism 5.0%
  • Starting Towns/PortsMo i Rana Mines (Iron Mine), Kirkenes Mines (Not Developed), Arendal Farmland (Not Developed), Ringsaker Forests (Logging Camp), Orkdal Forests (Not Developed), Bergen (Local Fishery),
  • Later Villages/PortsTrondheim (Village), Stavanger (Village)

Unit RosterEdit

Like Sweden, Denmark's standard horse regiments get a 25-33% manpower boost (depending on the type of cavalry). Denmark has access to Hakkapeliita. Denmark also has the option to recruit Heavy Cavalry, an ability shared only by Great Britain and Sweden among the major nations. Therefore, Denmark can field particularly deadly cavalry with these two combined traits and, like its fellow Scandinavian powers, it can recruit Heavy Cavalry from training centers a tier lower. Otherwise it has the standard European unit roster.


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