Bordeleaux

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Bordeleaux
Bordeleaux.png
General data
TypePlayable subfaction
CategoryBretonnian Kingdoms
RulerAlberic de Bordeleaux
CampaignsThe Old World
The Season of Revelation
Mortal Empires
Territory
Starting territoryBordeleaux (province)
Distinct features
Bullet brt chivalry.pngChivalry:Noble actions provide faction-wide bonuses, while acting unchivalrously incurs penalties.
Green knight effect.pngThe Green Knight:When certain thresholds of chivalry are reached, Bretonnia can summon a unique hero unit.
Bullet brt peasants.pngPeasant Economy:Peasants work the land, and fight in armies. Recruiting too many peasant units hampers your economy.
Bullet brt units.pngKnights and Peasants:Equestrian-based unit roster with a host of fast-moving skirmish cavalry and heavily-armoured shock cavalry.
Wh dlc07 unit formation lance.pngLance Formation:A unit ability on certain Bretonnian cavalry which confers bonuses and allows them to pierce enemy lines.
For the province of the same name, see Bordeleaux (province).

Bordeleaux is a playable subfaction of Bretonnia introduced in Total War: Warhammer. They are led by legendary lord Alberic de Bordeleaux.

They also appear as a minor, non-playable faction in the Season of Revelation campaign.

Please see the main Bretonnia article for detailed info about mechanics, items etc. Additionally, Bordeleaux are part of the Bretonnia free DLC. Links for this are on the main Bretonnia page.

How they play[edit | edit source]

A summary of Bretonnia gameplay:

  • Units: Strong knight cavalry, backed up by cheap peasant infantry. Plenty of flying units.
  • Regiments of Renown: These are unique, more elite versions of regular Bretonnia units.
  • Chivalry: Noble actions provide faction-wide bonuses, while acting unchivalrously incurs penalties.
  • The Green Knight: A unique hero unit that becomes available to summon after reaching certain thresholds of chivalry.
  • Peasant Economy: Peasants both work the land, and also fight in armies. Recruiting too many peasant units hampers your economy.
  • Lance Formation: This special formation, unique to Bretonnia, allows their cavalry to pierce through enemy lines.

Background[edit | edit source]

I spent three years in Duke Alberic’s household. Hated every single second of it. But you know, no opponent scares me now.

Bordeleaux is one of the founding Dukedoms of Bretonnia, occupying the western coastal region just south of cursed Mousillon. The current Duke is the courageous yet stern Alberic, known for his strict adherence to the rules of chivalry and the preservation of the natural order. Knights trained under Alberic are among the very best Bretonnia has to offer, showing almost suicidal levels of bravery on the battlefield – never shrinking from an opponent, no matter their size or reputation. Duke Alberic’s coat of arms bears the distinctive Trident of Manann, the sea god, who watches over Bordeleaux’s coastlines and vies with the Lady of the Lake for the affections of its people, such is his importance in the region. Certainly, along the sea routes and among sea-borne traders, Manann is considered the more popular patron-god. Legend has it that Alberic’s ancestor, Duke Marcus – one of the original Companions of Gilles the Uniter – himself fought alongside the temperamental sea god; apparently, the pair expelled raiders from Bordeleaux’s coastlines together, restoring peace and allowing trade to flourish once again unhindered.

Duke Alberic's bravery and strict self-discipline is well known, and naturally he expects his Knights to reach the same high personal standards, even going so far to dismiss and expel those who err or fail to meet them. This means that Alberic has the smallest Ducal household in the Kingdom, but one that is nevertheless a force to be reckoned with and containing some of Bretonnia’s greatest Knights. Unfortunately, circumstance has thus far prevented Alberic from achieving his life’s ambition – to embark upon a Grail Quest. For this to happen, a suitable successor must be found so that Bordeleaux may continue to flourish in his absence. Despite his advancing years, the Duke remains hopeful that a candidate may yet emerge, enabling him to leave his ancestral seat and search for the holy chalice of legend in the Lady’s blessed name!

Start Position[edit | edit source]

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Lord Choices[edit | edit source]

Provinces[edit | edit source]