The Hegemony Series is a series of RealTimeStrategy games made by Longbow Games. The games are:
* Hegemony: Philip of Macedon, set in AncientGreece during the rise of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Philip II of Macedon]]
* Hegemony Gold: Wars of AncientGreece: set in AncientGreece, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as one might expect]], including Philip's campaign as well as two new ones in UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar (one for Athens and one for Sparta), a sandbox mode, and a ''lot'' of reworked mechanics (most noticeably a diplomacy system and city-based recruit pools).
* Hegemony: Rome, currently in development. Covers Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar's conquest of Gaul. Probably has something to do with AncientRome.
!!The series contains examples of
* TheAlliance: Gold made this possible. Forming an alliance with a country turns all their units, cities, resources and income into yours, so long as you keep paying them the fees. You ''can'' declare the alliance null and [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential keep their lands like you conquered them, i.e. for free]], just don't expect other nations to be so trusting of you.
* ApatheticCitizens: Averted. If you want to hold onto the lands of your enemies, you'll need to leave a standing army and food in the cities or you'll face an uprising. The more the country hates you, the stronger the occupation must be.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Handled differently in Philip than in Gold. In Philip, each city you get would count towards a global limit (and there were separate counts for native Macedonian units and foreigners), but Gold changed it over so that each city has its own limit instead, and units recruit from pools in that city.
* BreakMeter: All units have a morale stat, and if it hits zero from starvation or battle, whatever's left of the unit [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere is on its way home.]]
* EasyLogistics: Averted. Your army ''needs'' food if you want it to fight, and to make sure it ends up on their plates you'll need to have supply lines running to any cities in range. Helped by armies' ability to carry considerable amounts of food with them out of the city, and you can always have slaves or workers carry more nearby. Or have sheep ''be'' more nearby.
* EnemyExchangeProgram: Every city can only churn out units of its culture. Not your culture? You have to pay a little bit extra, but can fill out any holes in your native roster thanks to this trope.
* EvilPaysBetter: Slaves don't need to be paid. Workers do.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The games are called Philip of Macedon, Wars of Ancient Greece, and Rome. They are about Philip of Macedon, wars in AncientGreece, and [[AncientRome Rome]].
* GunboatDiplomacy: Starting in Gold, if you have a big enough army, the enemy will be a lot more willing to make peace. If you have an especially big one, they'll pay you for it.
* HegemonicEmpire: Less possible in Philip's campaign, where you can't absorb nations peaceably, but if diplomacy's an option, enough alliances will lead you to this.
* MadeASlave: Enemy's hit their BreakMeter? If you can catch them, you can keep them.
* PraetorianGuard: The Companion Cavalry in the first two. You start with them, can't build them anywhere, and the first thing you do in Philip's campaign is send him to join them.
* RPGElements: All units gain experience through fighting, and if you have enough, you can level up one of four stats.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: All units lose morale when losing a fight or starving. Out of morale? They run back to their hometown.
* SeparateButIdentical: Individual factions are divided into groups that share rosters, but there are still multiple groups. Athens and Corinth share unit lists, but Athens and Persia do not.
* ShownTheirWork: They have historical notes explaining almost ''everything'' in the encyclopedia and manual, not to mention [[http://www.longbowgames.com/hegemony/history/ this page]]
* WeatherOfWar: The seasons determine farm output, sheep spawning, and whether or not the sea can be sailed.
* WorkerUnit: An odd case, every unit (except sheep) can build buildings. There ''are'' dedicated worker and slave units that are the only ones who can run the mines. They also don't consume food but can carry a lot of it, making them handy for supplies.
* YouCallThatAWound: The player's generals will go down for a while when "killed", but after a long enough time they'll have recovered in their home city. The enemy generals, on the other hand, [[KilledOffForReal stay down]].