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Macedon (RTW Faction)

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Macedon (RTW Faction)
Macedon Faction Symbol-Vanilla.png
Name: Macedon
From Game: Rome: Total War
Culture: Greek

Macedon (Μακεδονία) are one of the factions in Rome: Total War designed to be non-playable. However they can be made playable by simple modifications to the game files (more information on which can be found here). This faction has a pre-made description.

Linguistic Note

The symbol for Macedon in RTW is the Greek letter Lambda, which is not usually associated with Macedonia, but rather Sparta, the lambda being the first letter in "Lakedaimon," the name for the area around Sparta in Greek.

Game Play

Starting Position

Bylazora, Region - Paionia

Thessalonica, Region - Macedonia

Larissa, Region - Thessalia

Corinth, Region - Peloponessia

Win Conditions

  • Long Campaign: Hold 50 provinces inclding Rome.
  • Short Campaign: Hold 15 provinces and outlast or destroy Greek Cities and Thrace


In-game screenshot of a Macedon General unit.

Macedon is an faction that has two focuses, Pikemen and Horsemen. Their Infantry is all Phalanx based. It all follows a steady progression of quality increase, ending with Royal Pikemen, a solid infantry backbone unit that is tough enough to absorb most missiles. Their Phalanx units are used to crush all lighter troops from the front foolish enough to charge and to hold off heavier infantry long enough for the cavalry to charge their rear. Macedon as a number of good choices for this role. Their cavalry is all essentially charging cavalry, light and heavy. Macedon gets good siege weapons, and average recruitable archers, along with powerful Mercenary Cretan Archers.

  • Cavalry
    • Greek Cavalry
    • Light Lancers
    • Macedonian Cavalry
    • Companion Cavalry
    • General's Bodyguard
  • Support
    • Archers
    • Cretan Archers
    • Peltasts
    • Illyrian Mercenaries
  • Siege

Unique Units

Royal Pikemen This unit is more like a hoplite unit equipped with long spears than a true pikemen unit. They are the fourth best spear unit in the game.

Companion Cavalry These cavalry men have a powerful charge,as well as melee capability.

Macedonian Cavalry A nimble unit which is easy to train and quite effective.

Light Lancers A fast unit with a incredible charge.

Strategy guides

Faction Details

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Macedon Details (RTW Faction)

RTW Factions
Armenia | Britannia | Carthage | Dacia | Egypt | Gaul | Germania | Greek Cities | The House of Brutii | The House of Julii | The House of Scipii | Macedon | Numidia | Parthia | Pontus | Scythia | Seleucid Empire | Senate | Spain | Thrace | Rebels
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