For the similar Napoleon: Total War faction, see Papal States (Napoleon: Total War).

Italian States
The Italian States are a minor faction in Empire: Total War.

General InformationEdit

The Italian States occupy the central portion of Italy. They are often at odds with Venice and the two may even attempt to annex each other. If Spain wishes to secure/annex Italy, it may eventually have to deal with the Italian States.

Basics at startEdit

  • Protectorates – None
  • Allies – None
  • Trade Partners – AustriaGenoa
  • Enemies – Barbary States, Pirates
  • Religion – Catholic
  • Government – Absolute Monarchy
  • Ruler – Clement XI (Pope)
  • Population – 1,409,297
  • Prosperity - Destitute
  • Prestige – Feeble
  • Treasury – 7500
  • Technology – None
  • Gentlemen – Nicolo Matarazzo (Central Italy)
  • Missionaries – None
  • Rakes – Adalberto Cuda (Central Italy)

Europe TheatreEdit

Rome, Central ItalyEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Army Encampment, Cannon Foundry, Governor’s Palace, Opera House, Settlement Fortifications
  • Infrastructure - Basic Roads
  • Population – 1,409,297
  • Wealth – 1250
  • Religion – Catholicism 100.0%
  • Starting Towns/Ports – Montepulciano Vineyards (Not Developed), Umbria Vineyards (Not Developed), Latina Vineyards (Not Developed), Siena (Craft Workshops Smiths), Bologna (Jesuit College), Ravenna (Trading Port)
  • Later Villages/Ports – Florence (Village)

Unit RosterEdit

The Italian States have the standard European army roster. As they begin the game with a major region, they can quickly access most of their roster. In the Grand Campaign, they often field armies with large numbers of Grenadiers.

Unlike the factions surrounding it, the Italian States don't use Heavy Cavalry, and instead use the superior Cuirassiers.


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