The use of factions is to sort the vast amount of units into categories that match other units with their cosmetics, weapons, and abilities. They are mostly themed around cultures and eras in early human history. They also serve as a way to theme sections of the Introduction campaign. Each faction has 7 units. (Except the Secret which has 31 and the legacy faction which has 16)

There are currently 12 factions officially in the Early Access. However, Landfall has announced that there will be more in the future. All Factions have maps to go with the theme of the faction and for the faction's campaign levels. In the full game, every faction will have at least two maps, with a possibility of three maps per faction. However, as it is now, Only the first five Factions and Spooky have more than one map. Out of these six, only Tribal and Ancient have three maps.

The Western Faction lined up.

Current Factions (12)

There are currently 12 factions that players have access to in the Early Access.

Unreleased Factions (1)

Scrapped Factions (5)

These factions have been scrapped, with no apparent news or relevancy to the final game at this time.

Removed Factions (3)

These factions have been removed from the game entirely, with no news of any potential returns.


  • Era and Faction are most commonly used to mean the same thing in TABS, although Faction is the official name. It could also be said that an "Era" is a generation of people, whilst a "Faction" is another term for a tribe or group of people.
  • In the Pre-Alpha, there were no factions. This is because there were only 20 units that were in the game at that time to be put into factions.
Early Access
Tribal ClubberProtectorSpear ThrowerStonerBone MageChieftainMammoth
Farmers HalflingFarmerHaybalerPotionsellerHarvesterWheelbarrowScarecrow
Medieval BardSquireArcherHealerKnightCatapultKing
Ancient Shield BearerSarissaHopliteSnake ArcherBallistaMinotaurZeus
Vikings HeadbutterIce ArcherBerserkerBrawlerValkyrieJarlLongship
Dynasty SamuraiFirework ArcherMonkNinjaDragonHwachaMonkey King
Renaissance PainterFencerBalloon ArcherMusketeerHalberdJousterDa Vinci Tank
Pirate FlintlockBlunderbussBomb ThrowerHarpoonerCannonCaptainPirate Queen
Spooky Skeleton WarriorSkeleton ArcherCandleheadVampirePumpkin CatapultSwordcasterReaper
Wild West Dynamite ThrowerMinerGunslingerCactusLassoDeadeyeQuickdraw
Legacy PeasantBanner BearerPoacherBlow DartPikeBarrel RollerBoxerFlag BearerPharaohWizardChariotThorTankSuper BoxerDark PeasantSuper Peasant
??? Unknown Lightning Unit
Secret BalloonerBomb on a StickFan BearerRaptorTeacherShouterJesterBall n' chainChu Ko NuExecutionerTaekwondoCupidMace SpinnerRaptor RiderCLAMSCheerleaderBank RobbersVladWheelbarrow DragonBomb CannonCavalryGatling GunLady Red JadeBlackbeardShogunSamurai GiantSenseiUllrTree GiantIce GiantArtemis
Viking HeadbutterBrawlerSpearthrowerAxeman
Crusaders ThiefFootmanArcherCatapult
Greece SpearmanShieldChariotBallista
Asia TaekwondoSamuraiNinjaHwachaSamurai MasterNinja Master
Napoleon (Scrapped) MusketBarrelrollerCannon Crew
Neon (Scrapped) Energy PistolEnergy SwordTeslaGravity DudeProjectile ShieldBox GunEnergy Sword Master
Misc. (Scrapped) PeasantBarbarianFarmerBoxerChicken ManHillaryTrumpM16Super BoxerChicken Man ManSuper PeasantDark Peasant
Hazards Plague
N/A PeasantBoxerFarmerBarbarianPoacherSpearmanFootmanSamuraiShieldVikingArcherMusketChariotCannon CrewCatapultBallistaHwachaChicken ManChicken Man Man
Unconfirmed or Scrapped
Unconfirmed ButcherGreek PhilosopherWarhammerAncient TankRocket LauncherM16Flamethrower
Scrapped SpearunitGathererBanjoSkewer ThrowerSickleScytheThiefFlailPriestFlail MasterZweihander GiantFire ArcherMedusaBearAxe GrandmasterNunchucksSamurai GrandmasterKicking JinNapoleonic SwordsmanBayonet MusketNapoleonic Flag BearerClubMorning StarMaceChest ThrowerPirate GrenadierSpider MageWitch DoctorMustard GasCrossbow
Test Units Blink DaggerHoly ArcherCentaurExplosive ArcherDeflector ShieldFan ShieldMagnet CatapultShield AkimboKnife ThrowerSpiked Shield
Early Access
Themed Maps Tribal 1Tribal 2Tribal SandboxFarmer 1Farmer 2Medieval 1Medieval 2Ancient 1Ancient 2Ancient SandboxViking 1Viking SandboxDynastyRenaissancePirateSpooky 1Spooky 2Legacy
Simulation Maps SimulationBridgeBridge With RailsMazeHillPortHolesCorridorBroken BridgeKing of the HillDefend The CastleCastle With Archer TowersFinal DestinationDefend The TowerSpireLinesHigh GroundMoatArenaLow GroundTiered CastleDouble BattleCustomizable Map
Alpha Maps ScotlandSaharaDenmarkJapanNeon
Maps ClassicHillsDesertWinterJapan
Unit Creator Weapons
Throwables Will be fully added once the update is out.
Axes Will be fully added once the update is out.
Arrows Will be fully added once the update is out.
Swords Will be fully added once the update is out.
Polearms Will be fully added once the update is out.
Guns Will be fully added once the update is out.
Cannonballs Will be fully added once the update is out.
Miscellaneous Will be fully added once the update is out.
Early Access
Throwables StoneApplePotion BottleLightning BoltLongshipShurikenBombSpirit FireDynamiteDark Peasant MissileVaultDouble Sided Tomohawk
Axes Stone Age AxeSplitting AxeOne Handed Bearded AxeTwo Handed Bearded Axe
Arrows Broadhead ArrowSnake ArrowBallista BoltIce ArrowFirework ArrowFire ArrowBalloon ArrowFlaming ArrowSmall BoltCupid ArrowBomb Arrow
Swords LongswordGladiusZweihanderUlfberhtTachiRapierCutlassNiuweidaoArming SwordGiant Ōdachi
Polearms Tribal Throwing SpearPitchforkfarming ScytheMacedonian SpearGreek DoryHalberdSparring LanceBone ScythePikeTribal SpearStakeGuandaoCavalry Lance
Guns MusketFlintlock PistolBlunderbussHarpoon GunDragon PistolColt SA Navy RevolverWinchester Model 1894Gatling Gun
Cannonballs Basic CannonballBomb CannonballHigh explosive Shell
Miscellaneous Bone SpikesCrowLuteCatapult BallPalettePaint BrushPumpkin Catapult BallSpikesLassoBoxer GlovesLightningSuper Boxer GlovesDark Peasant HandArmbandWindChained BallClamBlack Hole
Throwables ShurikenEmailDark Magic Ball
Axes Splitting AxeTwo handed Bearded Axe
Arrows Broadhead ArrowBallista BoltFire Arrow
Swords DaggerLongswordTachiEnergy SwordDual Blade Energy Sword
Polearms Tribal Throwing SpearMacedonian SpearPitchfork
Guns MusketEnergy PistolTeslaM16
Cannonballs Basic CannonballBox Cannonball
Axes Splitting Axe
Arrows Broadhead ArrowBallista BoltFire Arrow
Swords LongswordTachi
Polearms PitchforkMacedonian Spear
Guns Musket
Cannonballs Basic Cannonball
Game Mechanics
Mechanics ControlsAttack TypesUnit PossessionUnit EditorSemi-unitsFirst Person ModeMap SettingsStatus EffectsWaterFireHealth BarsHero UnitWin ConditionsWorkshopCampaignLevelsBlueRedBugs and GlitchesBug DLCEaster Eggs
Scrapped Performance ImpactBattle Formation BonusesUnit Command System
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