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Almighty King Agamemnon of Mycenae stands atop his capital's wide walls, casting a fiery glance eastwards to Troy.
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Agamemnon is a historical and playable character featured in Total War Saga: Troy.

BackgroundEdit

King Agamemnon, ruler of gold-rich Mycenae, at the onset of the Trojan War commanded the largest fleet ever to sail the Aegean sea. Driven by an all-encompassing lust for power and glory, the king of Mycenae rallied the many kingdoms of Achaea against Troy, determined to raze the fabled city to the ground in pursuit of his bloody ambition.

The aging warrior still inspired awe on the battlefield with his heavy armour and the mighty swings of his mace. He and his younger brother Menelaus shared a thirst for revenge against Paris, who had seduced the Spartan ruler’s wife and fled across the waters with her.

PersonalityEdit

Agamemnon has but one ambition: to become the High King of all Achaeans! The Mycenaean leader’s formidable will was also the source of his hubris. In The Iliad, Homer recounts how Agamemnon, through arrogance and unyielding pride, offended Apollo himself, then provoked Achilles into withdrawing the support of his Myrmidons, with disastrous results.

CampaignEdit

The slight to his brother’s honour can undermine Agamemnon’s own authority and jeopardize his ultimate ambition. Menelaus will have his full support in this endeavour and together Troy will be made an example for all. Wide-ruling Agamemnon can give but only one response to Queen Helen’s abduction, and that is war!

However, power at home must be secured before Agamemnon can embark on overseas expeditions. The warriors of Tiryns wage war on Troizen – Mycenae’s allies and vassals, which must be dealt with.

PlaystyleEdit

Agamemnon has the unique ability to create vassals from conquered states or friends that acknowledge his superior power. And through the Lion’s Share faction mechanic - Agamemnon can exact regular tribute from them or enforce extraordinary demands on a whim.

Agamemnon has an empire on his mind, and through King of Men ability he can rear his entourage of heroes and assign them to positions in court, which provide benefits to the realm and increases their loyalty to him.

SourceEdit

vdeA Total War Saga: Troy Homeric characters
Epic Archer Aegisthus・Hippolyta・Lycomedes・OdysseusParis
Epic Defender Ajax・Glaucos・Hector・Idomeneus・Nestor・Orestes
Epic Fighter Achilles・Ajax the lesser・Deiphobos・Diomedes・Helenos・Menelaus・Meriones・Patroclus・Penthesilea
Epic Warlord Aeneas・Alcinus・Agamemnon・Agapenor・Menestheus・Mynes・Oileus・Phaenops・Sarpedon・Telephos
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