With the Fall of Rome the Great Migration slowly comes to a halt, but at the fringes Europe remains a dynamic and instable war zone, where new settlers compete with each other and the dying Roman world for a permanent home.

Around Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa border each other, the dramatic stories of the Vandals and Moors unfold between the 5th and the 9th century. Meanwhile Slavic settlers, spear-headed by the more bold and warlike Varangians/Rus and Bulgars, consolidate in the borderlands between Europe and Asia.

Borderland Empires is an alternative expansion (to play the Conquerors campaigns you need to uninstall Borderline Empires) for Age of Kings, which focuses on the late consequences of the Great Migration. Choose one of four civilizations, which, established by nomads and adventurers quickly flourished into empires of considerable significance.

  • exciting new gameplay elements
  • 4 new civilizations (Bulgars, Moors, Vandals, Varangians)
  • 8 new units
  • Varangians, Vandals, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Mongols and Turks can train Cavalry archers in the Feudal Age
  • Huns, Bulgars, Mongols and Turks can build yurts (mobile camps for hunting expeditions and sites for breeding sheep), but pay +15 wood for farms

Dedicated to my step grandfather Helmuth Siepmann who always loved to discuss the Great Migration.

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Borderland Empires

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Alternative Expansion for the Age of Kings, explores Europe's borderlands (to Asia and Africa) during the late great migration. The player can play as...

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VaRaMir
VaRaMir

Hope this gets updated like other of your mods :D

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miloming
miloming

Hi Ivacula,
will you be able to add the Magyars in future versions? Currently, all mods of the Hungarian state in AOE2 are more focused on the Kingdom-era(post-yr 1000).

The Magyars migrated westward during the period of this mod and were engaged in conflicts with various polities as mercenaries, etc. By late 9th century the Arpad dynasty emerged.

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

I would love to, but I will need some time to learn how to add completely new civs to the repertoir.

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Guest
Guest

I love so much this mod, and i think the "varangians" civ could be a added to the aoe 2 hd official version. You have done a Great work!

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Guest
Guest

WHAT MODDING PROGRAM U USE
PLS KRUM HERO UNIT
varangian guard IF varagians allied with byzantines

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Guest
Guest

return cataphract and leave eastern swordsman along

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Guest
Guest

pls somehow make separated files cause i cant enter conquerors campaigns there is map but there is no icons campaigns i have more ideas
add kievan rus civ because svetoslav campaign their unique units will be ladya ship,muscovy raider similar to tarkan but better armored with sword and bonus against buildings
and pls leave krum campaign and take care about history artical drawings are very pale and hardly visible
captives transport cant trap villagers when i change on agressive stance near enemy they die can you fix that

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ESmod
ESmod

How's the mod going ?

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

Currently frozen... working on another 'Age of Vampires' update.

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