For Terrain mechanics in other Total War games, see Terrain.

Terrain affects many aspects of your Battle. It provides bonus and advantages to your units.

List of Terrain types[edit | edit source]

Forest[edit | edit source]

A unit with the 'hide in forest' ability which remains static in woodlands will be hidden from the enemy army’s view. Forests reduce the movement speed of infantry and cavalry but also provide resistance against projectiles.

Flaming shot and flaming rounds can set trees ablaze.

Hills[edit | edit source]

Hills are valuable tactical positions to occupy. Ranged units at higher elevation generally have a clearer field of fire, and gain a damage bonus based on their height above the target. Melee units fight more effectively against units at a lower elevation, and units charging downhill will gather greater momentum, enhancing their Impact damage.

Troops charging uphill will do so more slowly, reducing their impact damage. Units fighting uphill will do so less effectively, and with a greater fatigue penalty.

Sand[edit | edit source]

Sand halves the movement speed of all units traversing it. Desert environments also enhance fatigue effects.

Shallow water[edit | edit source]

Shallow water, such as rivers and swamps, will reduce the speed of all units traversing it.

Sharp stones[edit | edit source]

Sharp stony surfaces, such as certain river beds and banks, will reduce the melee defence of any troops occupying or traversing them.

Snow[edit | edit source]

Snow reduces the speed of all unit traversing it, and reduces the melee defence of light infantry and cavalry units.

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