Attila the Hun (?-453 A.D) was the ruler of the Huns from 434 to 453. His rise to power until his death are depicted in a campaign in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors.

Unit Edit

Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun
Unit info
Type Cavalry
Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Hit points 350
Attack 13 melee
Attack bonuses +40 vs Wild Boar
+3 vs Building
Rate of Fire 2.03
Melee armor 2
Pierce armor 2
Armor classes Infantry
Speed 1.2
Line of Sight 5
Attila is a cavalry hero found only in the The Scourge of God and The Fall of Rome scenarios of his campaign, as well as in the Scenario Editor. He appears as a Cataphract. He is a must-survive unit in both of the scenarios, and in the latter, he must meet Pope Leo I outside Rome to win the scenario. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health.

Scenarios Edit

"Barbarian hordes feast on the dying Roman empire. The most dangerous of these invaders are the Huns and their ferocious king, Attila. After pouring out of the Caspian steppes, looting and burning all the while, the Huns become so powerful that the Roman Empire is forced to pay a tribute to Attila. But the king of the Huns is still not satisfied, and he mobilizes his horsemen to invade Gaul and eventually Rome itself! Can nothing stop the brutal Attila?"

In-game campaign description

The Attila the Hun campaign consists of 6 scenarios. The player plays as the Huns, and the player color is yellow.


The Attila the Hun campaign map

  1. The Scourge of God
  2. The Great Ride
  3. The Walls of Constantinople
  4. A Barbarian Betrothal
  5. The Catalaunian Fields
  6. The Fall of Rome

History Edit


Artistic representation of Attila

While the real Attila the Hun did rise to become the leader of the Hunnic Empire following his brother's death, the circumstances of his ascension were pretty much left ambiguous by historical records. Some sources states that Bleda was deliberately murdered by his brother in 445 after the Huns pulled their forces out of Byzantium, while others speculated it was the result of a hunting trip where an assassination attempt was made on Attila's life (and failed).

The hunting trip version of the theory was depicted in the first level of Attila's eponymous campaign.