- Three new playable factions - the Aragonese, the Sicilians and the Hungarians.
- New units for many factions, including elite Arabic Faris cavalrymen, Russian Druhzina Cavalry, Hungary Jobbagy Infantry, and the fearsome, amazing Organ Gun - a Medieval “machine gun” of sorts!
- A new pre-battle system that allows you to scout out enemy forces and organise your reinforcements before a battle.
- Boiling oil in sieges! Beware of sending your men to attack the castle gates!
- Tweaks, changes and improvements to gameplay, including a couple of new buildings on the technology tree!
- A brand new Viking Era campaign with a completely new map of the British Isles and Scandinavia
- 8 new Viking Era factions, including the Saxons, Welsh, Mercians, Northumbrians, Scots, Picts, Irish - and not forgetting the Vikings!
- A new Viking Era technology tree - including Drinking Halls, Sacrificial Shrines, a Warrior Hold and a few surprises.
- New Viking Era military forces, including Housecarles and Huscarls (yes, two kinds of mad axemen for the price of one!), Saxon Fyrdmen, Viking Thralls, extremely scary and shield-bitingly fearsome Berserkers - and more!