Hector, the Shining Helm champion of Troy and heir to King Priam, had forged a reputation as one of the world’s finest warriors at the onset of the Trojan War.
The prince was renowned for courage and unwavering devotion, leading the war effort against the Achaeans despite his objections to the conflict. Likewise, when Paris returned with King Menelaus’ wife Helen, Hector voiced his disapproval but stood by his younger brother.
The noble warrior, raised from birth to lead his father’s armies, was feared by his enemies and could turn the tide of battle through sheer bravado and military cunning. Wearing ornate bronze armour and carrying a shield, he wielded his mighty spear with skill and ferocity.
Hector is the dutiful son Trojan who would fulfil his father’s ambitions by restoring the Assuwan League of western Anatolia under the banner of Troy.
His playstyle is defined by a slow build-up with the help of an ever-growing network of alliances.
He must resolve the issue of succession with his wayward brother Paris through the “Priam’s Heir” faction mechanic, which grants a kingdom as its ultimate prize.
Whichever brother gains the favour of the old king will get to rule over the other and become the ultimate ruler of Troy.
Hector commands some of the best heavy bronze units in the game and so his strategic goal would be to bide time until he can field them and sweep the map.
Stalwart Hector must reconquer the Trojan city of Gargara from the clutches of the Makarian Aetolians.
At the same time, the son of Priam must choose sides among the factions who are warring around him.
Does Hector support Tereia in their ongoing conflict against the Aegean Pelasgians to the east? Does he march north to aid the honourable Phaenops against the Manyan Phrygians? Or does he sail to the isle of Lesbos and claim its riches to help the Trojan cause?
Any decision he makes must strengthen the alliance behind Troy, for only through unity can sacred Ilion hope to survive.
The Champion of Troy, Hector is well-suited to defensive masters who prefer to gradually wear down the opponent before landing the killing blow. As a prince he can also rely on diplomacy to forge a league of allies.