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The British are one of 18 nations in vanilla Rise of Nations. They have the Power of Empire.
Nation powers Edit
- +25% Commerce Cap. Receive double income from Taxation (territory-based tax only), and Taxation upgrades are 50% cheaper.
- All ships created 33% faster.
- Receive Foot Archers upgrades for free. Receive free Archer(s) whenever you build a new Barracks: One at start, two with Medieval Age, and three with Gunpowder Age. Given only up to the population limit.
- +2 tiles range to Forts and Towers.
- Anti-Aircraft units and buildings created 25% cheaper and 33% faster.
The British unique foot archers have +1 attack damage, increased HP, cost 10 less timber, and have +2 attack range compared to the standard units they replace. The unique foot archers have a 5% damage penalty against all units, somewhat negating the +1 attack damage, but have a 30% damage bonus against heavy infantry (for a net +23.5% damage bonus against heavy infantry compared with standard foot archers).
Highlanders have the same basic stats as Musketeers, while Black Watch has -4 HP, +1 moves, and cost 10 less food and timber compared with Riflemen. Both have a 30% damage bonus against all foot units, compared with the standard units they replace.
The Lancaster bomber has +2 attack damage, faster turn rate, and higher accuracy compared with the standard Bomber, so it makes more bombing runs over its target before needing to refuel, with increased damage per run.
British Unique Foot Archers, Medieval Age - medium-ranged foot infantry with little armor; superior in almost every way to normal Crossbows.
British Unique Foot Archers, Gunpowder Age - long-ranged foot infantry with little armor; stronger and cheaper than Arquebusiers.
British Unique Gunpowder Infantry, Enlightenment Age - particularly effective against all forms of enemy infantry.
British Unique Modern Infantry, Industrial Age - particularly effective against all forms of enemy infantry.
British Unique Bomber Aircraft, Modern Age - more powerful against enemy cities and buildings than normal Bomber; somewhat inaccurate.
- King Henry VIII, (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) 2nd monarch of the Tudor Dynasty of the Kingdom of England, famous for having six wives and his separation of the Catholic Church.
- Richard the Lionheart, (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) 3rd monarch representing the House of Anjou of the Kingdom of England, famous for his battles against Saladin in the Third Crusade.
- King Richard III, (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) last monarch of the House of York and the Plantagenet Dynasty, famous for leading the House of York against the House of Lancaster/Tudor in the War of the Roses until his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
- King Henry V, (9 August 1387 – 31 August 1422) second monarch of the House of Lancaster, famous for his role in the Hundred Years War and the Battle of Agincourt, became the heir of the French throne until his unfortunate death from sickness.
- William the Conqueror, (1028 – 9 September 1087) Norman duke, famous for conquering England in the Battle of Hastings and becoming the first Norman king.
- Queen Elizabeth I, (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) last monarch of the Tudor Dynasty, famous for re-establishing the Church of England and leading England against Spain and destroying the 'invincible' Spanish Armada.
- Queen Mary, (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) fourth monarch of the Tudor Dynasty and the first queen (that isn't a consort) of England, infamous for being a strict Catholic and her persecution of Protestants.
The player will play as the British through history in the game Tutorials Menu. An additional Quick Learn match is added at the top of the Tutorials Menu as a free form scenario to give basic details during gameplay. Other, more simplistic games have been added to this section. As mentioned before, these matches (in a set scenario), correspond to the national history of Britain. All playable nations in this Rise of Nations category, are the British. Notable points in time, are the ages of Boadicea, Alfred the Great, The 100 Years War, the reign of Henry VIII, and the runup to the Battle of Britain.