At the onset of the Trojan War godlike Agamemnon commanded the largest fleet ever to sail the Aegean sea. Driven by an all-encompassing lust for power and glory, the king of Mycenae rallied the many kingdoms of Achaea against Troy, determined to raze the fabled city to the ground in pursuit of his bloody ambition.
The aging warrior still inspired awe on the battlefield with his heavy armour and the mighty swings of his mace. He and his younger brother Menelaus shared a thirst for revenge against Paris, who had seduced the Spartan ruler’s wife and fled across the waters with her.
The Mycenaean leader’s formidable will was also the source of his hubris. In The Iliad, Homer recounts how Agamemnon, through arrogance and unyielding pride, offended Apollo himself, then provoked Achilles into withdrawing the support of his Myrmidons, with disastrous results.
King Agamemnon, ruler of gold-rich Mycenae, has but one ambition: to become the High King of all Achaeans!
Agamemnon has the unique ability to create vassals from conquered states or friends that acknowledge his superior power. And through the Lion’s Share – his unique mechanic – Agamemnon can exact regular tribute from them or enforce extraordinary demands on a whim.
Agamemnon has an empire on his mind, and through “King of Men” he can rear his entourage of heroes and assign them to positions in court, which provide benefits to the realm and increases their loyalty to him.
Wide-ruling Agamemnon can give but only one response to Queen Helen’s abduction, and that is war!
The slight to his brother’s honour can undermine Agamemnon’s own authority and jeopardize his ultimate ambition. Menelaus will have his full support in this endeavour and together Troy will be made an example for all.
But power at home must be secured before Agamemnon can embark on overseas expeditions. The warriors of Tiryns wage war on Troizen – Mycenae’s allies and vassals. This cannot stand.
From his throne, Agamemnon must unite under his rule all nearby lords and make the Trojans pay for their insult to him.
God-like Agamemnon is driven by an all-encompassing lust for power and glory, and ideal for those who relish in conquest and imposing their will.