The Greeks have a different Hero for each major God, gaining a new hero every time the player advances an age. Unlike the heroes of the Norse and Egyptian civilizations they are effective against human soldiers in addition to myth units but can not be mass produced.
The Greeks gather Favor like a resource. Villagers pray at Temples, with more villagers equalling a faster favor rate. This makes regulating favor simple but takes up population space that could be dedicated somewhere else.
TitanEditThe Greek Titan in The Titans expansion is the three headed dog Cerberus.
The Greeks can be considered as having the most standardized and easily memorized military in the game. Each class of human units—infantry, archer, and cavalry—is produced and upgraded by its own class-specific barracks.
In the Classical Age, the Greeks gain access to Hoplite, Toxote, and Hippikon which are infantry, archer, and cavalry units that follow the game’s basic rock-paper-scissors model of unit advantage. These three units are more expensive than their Classical Egyptian and Norse counterparts, but are also stronger, giving the Greeks a general strength advantage in the early game.
In the Heroic Age, counter units: the Hypaspist, Peltast, and Prodromos become available. Each of these units do rather low base damage, but gain a very large bonus versus other units of their own class. For example, the Prodromos is a cavalry unit that has a very high damage multiplier versus other cavalry, even more than the Hoplite’s normal infantry bonus against cavalry. The Greeks are the only civilization to have a ranged siege unit in the Heroic age in the form of the Petrobolos.
In the Mythic Age, the Greeks can build a unit unique to the major god they chose. These special units are more costly than their common counterparts, but are also slightly stronger and have special characteristics. Worshippers of Zeus gain Myrmidons, strong infantry units that possess bonus attack versus all units of the other civilisations. Worshippers of Hades gain, Gastraphetes, long range archers which deal crush damage that allows them, en masse, to siege enemy buildings. Worshippers of Poseidon have the Hetairoi, which are cavalry units that do additional damage to buildings. The Greeks also gain the Helepolis, a siege unit that can garrison five units within it and can shoot bolts that deal extremely high damage to buildings.
The Greeks possess some of the strongest myth units in the game but they are often expensive and can be hard to mass produce without focusing an excessive amount of villagers on praying for favour.
The Greeks are very versatile and play similarly to civilizations from the main series so are the easiest to start out with. Their military for example is created the same way. Infantry from a barracks, archers from an archery range, and cavalry from the stable. Greeks also possess the strongest heroes in the game but they cannot be mass produced, with a maximum of four (five with Poseidon).
In-game dialogue language (Ancient Greek)Edit