Religion may play a waning role in peoples' lives in the early 20th century, but it is still a force to reckon with nonetheless. In Age of Darkness, the House of worship forms the spiritual focus of your people, and can also be used to influence their opinions towards adoption of the less appetising aspects of your rule by harnessing the power of propaganda.

For China, Russia, Spain and India, access to Communist politics in the form of State Property results in all houses of worship morphing into Party Centres. Party Centres benefit from not being converted to the enemy should a city fall, and in Russia's case, it can also be used to train some powerful command units.

Units trainedEdit


Armed peasants Peasant guerillas Nationalist Thugs Partisans
Freikorps Volkssturm Auxiliary units



Brigadas Internacionales


Narkom GRU operative




Poison gasEdit

"We've sniffed the green thick odour of his breath / Our eyes wept, but our courage didn't writhe." - Wilfred Owen

Cost Requirements Leads to
  • Reichtum: 80
  • Metall: 80
  • Bount Militiae
  • Trenches Attritio

Defence in Depth DoctrineEdit

"Why, he's erected a rampart, driven a trench around it, broad; enormous; and planted stakes to guard it - no use!" - Homer

Cost Requirements Leads to
  • Reichtum: 150
  • Metall: 150
  • Gas Attritio
  • Chess Militiae
  • Mines Attritio


"If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as it were not there." — Georgy Zhukov

Cost Requirements Leads to
  • Reichtum: 300
  • Metall: 300
  • Trenches Attritio
  • Fly Militiae
  • Con2
  • Kamikaze Attritio



Ethnic RevivalEdit

"Race? It is a feeling, not a reality."
— Benito Mussolini

  • Increases host city hitpoints, attack.
Cost Requirements Leads to
  • 160Nahrung; 160Wissenschaft
  • Time to complete: Fast
  • Nazis Militiae
  • Vidal Civitas
  • Boombox

Propaganda TechniquesEdit

"Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength."
— George Orwell

  • Cities get better tactical stats, more border push.
  • Required to unlock attack aircraft projects.
Cost Requirements Leads to
  • 400Wissenschaft; 400Nahrung
  • Time to complete: Rather fast
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  • Toburk Militiae
  • Intgov Civitas
  • Partisan

Resistance MovementEdit

"And we’ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that's bloody well all we've got!"
— attr Winston Churchill

Cost Requirements Leads to
  • 650Wissenschaft; 650Nahrung
  • Time to complete: Slow
  • Boombox
  • Synths [5]
  • Liberty Saycheese rpg 1