|Eastern Roman Empire|
|Leader(s)||Flavius Arcadius Augustus|
|Special abilities||Economic Powerhouse|
|Emerges in||395 AD|
|Appears in||Total War: Attila|
“The division of the Roman Empire has unshackled the East, allowing it to take control of the Roman world.”
The new administrative centre at Constantinople has allowed the Eastern Romans to replace the antiquated systems throttling the economy and enfeebling Rome’s Emperors. As a result, new trade networks and fiscal reforms fill its coffers, all run by a centralised bureaucracy and a powerful state church. The East has safely weathered the storm of barbarian migration, often by diverting them into the West. However, the young Emperor Arcadius will have to negotiate barbarian threats, court intrigues, and the ever-present Sassanid menace to ensure that the last light of the Roman Empire continues to burn.
While the Western Roman Empire ails and withers, the Eastern Roman Empire is an economic powerhouse, and reaps the benefits of this through treasury interest and trade tariffs. Militarily, she begins the campaign in a reasonably capable position, but with a clear and immediate threat as Alaric leads his Visigoth armies into Roman-held Thracia and Macedonia… mere regions away from Constantinople itself.
- The benefits of Empire hold a certain appeal, especially to the outside observer.
- Can levy units from friendly hordes passing through Roman territory
- The sprawling Roman Empire is divided, ruled by two sons of the late Emperor Theodosius. However, the real power lies with the dignitaries who control every aspect of its increasingly labyrinthine administration.
- Income: +5% interest on treasury at end of turn
- Trade tariffs: +50%
- Caesaria Eusebia
- Nova Trajana Bostra
- Aeila Capitolina
- Magister Militum
- Palatina Guards
- Eastern Armoured Legio
- Hetaireia Guards
- Legio Comitatenses
- Palatina Guards
- Protectores Domestici
- Armoured Sagittarii
- Elite Ballistarii
- Levis Armaturae