Concentrating on the late medieval period, Age of Chivalry: Hegemony replaces or significantly alters each of the civilizations in the original game, while adding a number of new ones, allowing the player to control Central and Western European states. Many new units and technologies have been added and gameplay dynamics have been changed considerably in this complete overhaul of Age of Empires II.
A Teutonic Order fortress, with the Commandry in the centre and the castle to the right of it. Also visible is the German Barracks, the smaller building on the left with red roof. The Ritterbruder and Halbbruder form the heavy core of the Teutonic armies, while the German Militia, Liv Auxiliary (light cavalry) and Lett Auxiliary (crossbowman) are weaker and more easily replaces.