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Thrace (RTW Faction)

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

Thrace is 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).

Game Play

Starting Position

Thrace Starting Position (Click to enlarge)

Thrace starts on the western coast of the Black Sea.

Their cities are:

  • Tylis: Thracian Large Town; Region - Thrace
  • Campus Getae: Thracian Large Town; Region - Tribus Getae

Victory Conditions

  • Long campaign: Hold 50 provinces including Rome.
  • Short campaign: Hold 15 provinces and outlast or destroy Macedon.


Thrace General's Bodyguard.

Thrace is an infantry focused faction that is notably stronger in early game and that has a diverse choice of infantry. In that way they are similar to most barbarians and despite being considered Greek they have barbarian influence. They get access to both aggressive melee infantry and Phalanx style troops, which is unusual. Their archers and siege weapons are average. They share cavalry with the Greeks, meaning it is very poor, tied for the worst in the game except with a surprisingly very strong general after the Marian Reforms. In the late game their roster is weak overall, with few real redeeming qualities.

  • Cavalry
    • Greek Cavalry
    • Militia Cavalry
    • General's Bodyguard
  • Siege
    • Onagers

Unique Units

Bastarnae: Fierce warriors adept at close quarters against other infantry, Bastarnae may attack without orders.

Strategy guides

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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