There are three different tribes in Widelands: Barbarians, Empire (Imperials), and Atlanteans. They have different wares, workers and buildings. This gives rise to different strong points and shortcomings. Find out which is your favorite tribe!
Currently, each tribe has a campaign which introduces it briefly, telling about the history and explaining its economy.
The Barbarians are a strong, rough, but friendly tribe, as long as you don't harm them. Then, they turn into a hearty a vicious tribe, quick to laughter and violence. They make fierce allies and fiercer foes.
Their home is up in the north, between old forests, mountains and grasslands, where they live since the beginning of time. Their soldiers are masters of axes, so it is no wonder that the barbarian lumberjack is the fastest one to be found amongst all the tribes.
The Barbarian economy is very simple and based on usefulness. Beautiful, but useless wares or architecture would never be made by the hands of a barbarian. Further information can be found at:
The Empire is an advanced tribe that dominates the Middle Latitudes. They are known for their intricate use of Marble in their soaring columnar construction.
The Imperials build beautiful and sophisticated structures using the precious marble and more luxurious wares tend to be highly valued:
Little is known of the Atlanteans. They use gold and other precious metals in the makings of mysterious artifice for peace and war.
The Atlanteans have a high culture with blackroot farms, smokeries, production of armor out of woven gold and several different tridents.
The Atlantean workers are special and have special needs, and their economy is similarly different [need proper summary]: