Faction Overview CtW Information
Unique Units National Bonuses
Although the United Kingdom, the home country of the British Commonwealth, covers but a small fraction of Europe, the economic and political clout which the British Empire wields in the game of thrones is almost without rival, despite the horrendous losses at the hands of the Central Powers during the Great War, and its own internal problems in actuality. From its home isles, this small but not insignificant nation dominates a massive number of colonies worldwide which feed the mother country, but even so there are problems: only Canada is directly connected with the Britain, Germany is rising again despite the Versailles Treaty, and Britain is significantly cut off from the rest of its empire in Africa, India and the Pacific. A single, well-placed blow can smash apart in a week everything Britain strove to build for over three centuries. Can the British Empire obtain another thousand years of glory, or will this be the last hurrah for England?


The British are aided everywhere by their extensive industries, which allow them to generate resources with each bit in their stockpile, lending the ability to bulk up one's economic power faster. Economic power allows things that military power cannot: more resources and therefore more time to spend on building and upgrades. This is further reinforced by two other areas: cheaper ship upgrades and free spawning destroyers.

With this immense economic power and the ability to amass a large fleet in no time, the British do well on water maps, but their extensive military assets also means that they are not to be taken lightly if attacked on land. Historically, British armour was often the weakest link in Allied Operations in Europe towards the end of the Second World War, but nevertheless British armour often served with distinction against heavier Nazi foes. Thus while British vehicles are no better than the French-manufactured ones used by most nations, Britain can however count on its units' superior abilities to get by in a conflict. Its tanks and infantry may be nothing special tactics-wise if compared to German or Russian units, but British unique units' extensive LOS give the British some degree of immunity against sneak attacks.

Warships are more accurate and don't need spotters; tanks can spot further and can operate independently if so needed, or even run away if they are outgunned while British fighters and bombers have superior spotting qualities, ensuring better management and reducing the chances of being surprised and overpowered. The British must place great emphasis on science research in order to enjoy this special benefit to their units.

Even so, the British main strength on land lies in one area: and that is their artillery. British assault gun and AT gun units of all make deal added damage against enemy vehicles, thus making them lethal especially if used to fortify strong points. An idea way to play as Britain is to create strong points which cannot be easily surpassed either by tanks or armour. Units such as Sherman Fireflies, Archers and QF 6l lbers can be put to great effect, although their cost means that a British faction may find it difficult to play the manoeuvre warfare scenario which the Americans , Russians and Germans enjoy. In other areas, Britain must also be noted for having superior naval units as well as more powerful aircraft until the Atomic Era. As such, during a CtW campaign the British home isles might need to rely on the power and superiority of their naval units to stave off the unthinkable.

Ergo, the British are suited to two things: precision striking and booming. When playing as Britain, always keep an eye on your enemy and build the right kind of counters. If he builds up tanks, get AT units and attack aircraft out. Raid your opponents' economy to weaken them and deny them resources for waging war, and try and tech up as quickly as possible while denying the same to your opponents.Use your units to scout out the enemy, anticipate their attacks and flank them — nothing else will save you.  The far more vastly inferior early game armies of Russia and Germany can be exploited by enveloping them in battles of attrition, which can later exploited by your army, with some added skill and tactics. Alternatively, your civ can be improved further by the usage of your resources to purchase wonders, thus improviing presitge for your nation and with an alliance with, say, Poland or France, you can easily win the game.

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Varied array of air, naval and land forces
  • Cheaper and better naval destroyers means early naval supremacy
  • Diverse light and medium tank lines, which are also difficult to ambush and destroy if used correctly
  • Strong economic bonuses
  • High LOS on units ensures better scouting and spotting
  • Most varied air fleet.
  • No effective heavy tank component
  • Heavily dependent on a defensive strategy
  • Unique units aren't always the best units in the game

Territories covered

Northern Europe:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Cardiff
  • Belfast


  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Perth
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Australian Desert
  • North Borneo
  • Port Moresby

Asia and China:


  • Lagos
  • Mombasa
  • Cape Town
  • Western Desert
  • Alexandria
  • Freetown
  • North Rhodesia
  • South Rhodesia
  • Bechuanaland
  • Upper Egypt
  • Sudan

North America

  • Montreal
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto
  • Yukon
  • Nunavut

Central America

  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Kingston

Latin America

  • Falklands

Mediterranean and Middle East

  • Gibraltar
  • Nicosia
  • Kuwait
  • Malta
  • Transjordania
  • Aden
  • Hejaz
  • Najd
  • Palestine

(Empty Quarter and San'aa are rendered as barbarians)

Unique units


  • Anti-armour: Boys antitank [3] => PIAT infantry [4-6]
  • Commando: Special Air Service - scout/commando that regens - is armed with SMGs. These units are extremely costly but efficient killers.
  • Machine gun: Vickers [1]^ => [?]
  • Levy: Auxiliary units - weakly armed infantry with very good LOS and can become stealthed, replaces all armed peasants.
  • Gurkha Rifle Brig: Gurkhas are recruited from fortresses, dealing more damage against enemy fortifications. Can be upgraded later to arm themselves with SMGs


  • Light tanks: Carden-Loyd# [2] => VA Light Tank [3] => A15 Crusader [4] => Cromwell [5] => Comet [6]
  • Tankettes: Carden Loyd [2] (consumed by VA Light Tank) Tetrarch [4]
  • Medium tanks: Whippet [1] => A10 Cruiser [3] => Matilda [3] => Valentine [4] => Cromwell
  • Heavy tanks: Mk VIII Liberty^ [1-3] (consumed by A10 Cruiser), Churchill [4]



  • Valentine Mk I Archer (requires Valentine to be unlocked to be used) => Cromwell Challenger (req. Comet to be available) [6]
  • Sherman Firefly [6] (requires Capitalism)
  • Sexton II [5]


  • QF 18 lber [1-3] => BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun [4-6]
  • QF 6 lber [5-6] (AT gun)
  • Land Mattress ML [6]


  • (Generic SPAD)[1]# => VA Mk IV SPAD (based off VA Light Tank) [3] => Crusader SPAD [5]

Other vehicles

  • Rolls-Royce [1=2]! => Lanchester [3] => Daimler AC Mk.I [4] => Humber Mk IV [5]?

Special units


  • Fighter: Biplane# => Hurricane H [3-4] => S Spitfire [5-6]
  • Bomber aircraft: Wellington [3-4] => Avro Lancaster [5-6]
  • Attack aircraft: Airco DH.10 => Bristol Blenheim [3]# => Beaufighter [4; later merged with Spitfire]
  • Experimental aircraft: Meteor

Naval units

  • Aircraft carrier: Argus - earliest aircraft carrier, buildable from the Anchorage. Although cheap, it is very weak unlike other aircraft carriers.
  • Aircraft carrier: Ark Royal - in addition to having good LOS and a variety of good torpedo bombers, Ark Royal has an enhanced regeneration capability and a slight speed bonus.
  • Battlecruiser: Admiral-class battle cruiser - Like all warships as good LOS, but suffers from poorer performance versus aircraft.
  • Capital ship: KGV [3] => Vanguard [6] Average-powered capital ships, which function best as co-ordinators with extendable LOS. Vanguard replaces both KGV and Battleship for Britain, being costlier, yet clearly faster, better armoured and with more HP.

National bonuses


  • Start with 1 Commerce Tech Already researched
  • Commerce research 25% cheaper
  • Start with a Market and 2 free Merchants
  • For every 100 of a resource in your treasury beyond starting level,
    receive +5 income for that resource (except Knowledge).
    This income can exceed Commerce Cap by 50.
  • Each completed Dockyard spawns 2 Destroyers.

Unit bonuses:

  • Unique units have a science-based LOS, which increases with each level of science (yellow) technologies researched.
  • Fast tank research, as fast as that of Russia
  • AT Artillery and SPGs deal 50% added damage to tanks and tankettes.
  • Receive two Light Ships whenever a New Dock is built.
  • Ship Upgrades 10% Cheaper


  • As homage to "Hitler's Britain", Auxiliary Units will be added as a militia unit. Heyford will be added as a settlement.
  • If Britain has no territories left in Europe, Canadian, Australia and New Zealand form up in their respective areas:
    • Canada: uses mostly US equipment but still has British infantry, has access to the Churchill, Ram and Ram Badger
    • Australia: uses mostly US equipment but still has British infantry, regresses to using the Matilda tank and MKIV
    • New Zealand: uses British fighters only, and regresses to using the Matilda and MKIV
    • South Africa: retains a mix of American and British tanks, but is armed with German planes. 
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