- Spearmen +1 range, -5 hit points
- Troopers, Knightly Cavalry +20% hit points, cheaper
- Militia Infantry cost -10 silver, +10 food
- Archers cost more wood but less silver
- Priest cost food but less silver
- Peasants cost 45 food
- Castles have more hit points/garrisoning capacity, cost more
- Has access to the Princely Court
- Knights, Troopers +2 LOS (Team Bonus)
Communes - Militia and Spearmen have +20 hit points.
Unique Units and Technologies
Scots Guard - heavy knightly infantry from Scotland.
Swiss Guard - Elite Pikeman with additional bonus against infantry.
Auld Alliance - enables Scots Guards
Order of the Fleur de Lys - Scots Guards have +4 attack and +10 HP; requires Auld Alliance.
Eternal Peace - enables Swiss Guards; requires Papal Protector.
Spearman Line - France receives both spearman-line units, but with less hit points. However, researching Communes gives spearman-line units +20 HP.
Unique Unit - See above.
Coustilier - France receives this unit. In addition, they are cheaper and have more hit points.
Lancer Line- France receives both units of this line.
Militia Lancer Line - France does NOT receive this line.
Skirmisher Line - France receives both units within this line.
Cavalry Archer Line - France does NOT receive this line.
Scorpion Line - France receives all units from this line.
Knightly Infantry - France receives both units of this line.
Knightly Cavalry - France receives both units of this line with an additional 20% HP bonus.
Mercenary Warship Line - France receives both units of this line.
Demolition Ship - France receives the Demolition Ship.
Dock - France does NOT receive Shipwright.
Town Hall - France receives all technologies at this building.
Princely Court - France has the full array of techs to pick from.