For other uses of the term, see Saxons.

Saxony is a minor faction in Empire: Total War. It is a protectorate of Poland-Lithuania.

Starting PositionEdit

Basics at StartEdit

  • In game Id – saxony
  • Faction name – Saxony
  • Nationality – Saxon
  • Theater – Europe
  • Status – Protectorate, non playable
  • Government – Absolute Monarchy
  • Culture – European
  • Subculture – West European
  • Group – Prussia
  • Names – German Catholic
  • Sounds – Saxony
  • Abbreviation – Ge
  • AI Manager – MAINTENANCE
  • AI Personality – default
  • Capitol – Saxony, Dresden
  • Starting Treasury – 7500
  • Victory Conditions
  • Diplomacy Relationships – Protectorate of Poland-Lithuania
  • Starting Armies/Fleets – 1/0


Saxony, DresdenEdit
  • Type – Major
  • Starting Buildings – Army Encampment, Governor's Mansion, Cannon Foundry, Conservatorium
  • Infrastructure – Basic Roads
  • Population – 900000/1125000
  • Religion – Protestant 65%, Catholic 35%
  • Wealth – 500
  • Garrison – General, Demi Cannon (24 lbr), Provincial Cavalry, Pikemen, Militia
  • Starting Towns/Villages/Ports – Erfurt (undeveloped), Leipzig (Bawdy House), Sayda Mines (Iron, Mine) Thuringia Farmland (Wheat, Peasant Farms)

General InformationEdit

As Saxony is a protectorate, it cedes half of its resources to Poland-Lithuania. This means that Saxony tends to develop more slowly than the other Central European minor factions. As a consequence of this, it is usually militarily weak. 

Due to its status as a Polish-Lithuanian protectorate, declaring war on Saxony is a convenient way to force Poland-Lithuania to declare war without involving its other allies, a potentially useful tool for Prussia, Austria, and Sweden.


The flag used by Saxony is based on a variation of the flag of Saxony, but depicted with reversed white and green colors. The use of this flag is historically anachronistic as this flag was adopted in 1991.

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