"There is nothing impossible to him who will try"
—Alexander the Great
Macedonians refers to the inhabitants of the kingdom of Macedonia, one of the playable civilizations introduced in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. They were one of the Greek tribes, like the Spartans and the Athenians, since they spoke Greek, and they participated in the olympic games of Greece.
They were a major power in ancient times, conquering Persia, Egypt, and western India under Alexander the Great. They are primarily an offensive civilization due to their variety of bonuses for elite units. Like the Persians, the Macedonians lack economic upgrades found in the Market and are slow in the beginning of the game, making them unreliable in games with low resources, although with a reduction in costs for siege units they can produce cheaper sieges.
A notable downside is their inability to construct Temples and train Priests, but that is made up for all their units being 4 times more resistant to conversion than regular civilizations.
- Roman architectural style
- All elite infantry have +2 pierce armor.
- All siege units are 25% cheaper.
- All units are 4 times more resistant to conversion. This also builds upon the automatic conversion resistance of ships which may make converting Macedonian ships a difficult and time consuming task.
- Melee units +2 line of sight.
- No Temple nor Priest.
AI Player Names Edit
- Pyrrhus - King of Epirus (306-302; 297-272 BC) and Macedon (288-285; 274-272 BC)
- Agathocles - Tyrant of Syracuse 317-289 BC and King of Sicily 304-289 BC
- Timoleon - Greek statesman and ruler of Syracuse, lived c. 411-337 BC
- Hiero - Tyrant of Syracuse 478-467 BC (Hiero I); 270-215 BC (Hiero II)
- Perseus - Mythological Greek Hero and founder of Mycenae; last king of Macedon 179-168 BC
- Andriscus - Last king of Macedon 149-148 BC (between Perseus and Andriscus was a period of Roman rule)
- Antiochus - Name of 13 kings of the Seleucid Empire, most notably Antiochus III the Great, Seleucid king 222-187 BC
- Philopoemon - Greek statesman and Achaean general (strategos), lived 253-183 BC
- Hippocrates - Greek physisian and 'Father of Western Medicine', lived c. 460-370 BC