Anglo Saxon England
When Roman rule in England concluded, new kingdoms of Germanic stock coalesced in the counties now known as Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, Essex, Sussex, East Anglia and Kent. The peoples of these regions came collectively to be known as the Anglo Saxons – a term which came into common usage in the 8th century in order to distinguish the English Saxons from the Old Saxons, or Ealdseaxe, of the European continent.
Broadly speaking, the Anglo Saxons existed between the collapse of Roman rule in the 5th century until the Norman invasion in the 11th century; the early Medieval period. Thrones of Britannia depicts the sweep of the British Isles from 878 AD onwards, when the Anglo Saxons were at their height.
Players choosing to take control of an Anglo-Saxon faction will be able to play as West Seaxe or Mierce. Below is the full unit roster for both factions including some units that are unique to each faction. As well as the initial unit that can be hired, units can also be upgraded through technology and this roster will show each upgrade as either early, middle or late game.
|Available to –||Unit Type||Early||Middle||Late|
|West Seaxe & Mierce||General’s Bodyguard:||Royal Companions||Royal Bodyguard|
|Sword and Axe Infantry:||Ceorl Axemen||Fyrd Axemen|
|Long Axemen||Mailed Long Axemen|
|Seax Warriors||Mailed Seaxes|
|Thegns||Earl’s Thegns||Mailed Thegns|
|Royal Thegns||Royal Huscarls|
|Spear Infantry:||Ceorl Spearmen||Fyrd Spearmen||Militia Fyrd Spearmen|
|Thegn Spearmen||Earl’s Spearmen||Mailed Spearmen|
|Missile Infantry:||Ceorl Archers||Fyrd Archers||Militia Fyrd Archers|
|Ceorl Javelinmen||Fyrd Javelinmen|
|Thegn Horsemen||Earl’s Horsmen||Mailed Horsemen|
|West Seaxe||Spearmen:||Select Fyrd Spearmen||Select Militia Spearmen|
|Missile Infantry:||Select Fyrd Archers|
|Mierce||Spearmen:||Marcher Fyrd Spearmen||Marcher Militia Spearmen||Marcher Mailed Spearmen|