|Introduced in||The Age of Kings|
|Attack bonuses||+3 vs Building|
|Rate of Fire||1|
|Line of Sight||8|
Unlike many other heroes, Charles Martel does not have to live in order to win the Tours scenario.
Charles Martel was the Merovingian ruler of France during the 8th century. He rose to prominence in 713 and became King in 718. Martel was an avid administrator, developing the first forms of feudalism and often credited with developing the first truly Frankish monetary system. He established the first highly centralized authoritarian rule in France, but later divided his empire into two parts. The two would be reunited briefly under Charlemagne, but would remain enemies for a long period until French led armies forcibly re-conquered the area. Martel meant hammer in Latin for hammer; he earned this nickname by defeating through the Austrasian faction of the civil war, smashing their ranks with a frontal assault and assault form the rear, like a hammer. Martel was a talented commander as he defeated the previously unstoppable Muslim advance into Europe, something Christendom would not do for another three centuries.