Burgundy (or the Burgundians) is an opposing player in multiple campaign scenarios in Age of Empires II. Prior to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Lords of the West, they were represented by the Franks. They appear as purple in the scenarios.
Joan of Arc
Along with the British, Burgundy is one of the major antagonists in the Joan of Arc campaign. They are some of the largest and most frequently seen opponents, and are present in every level of the campaign, except the fourth. However, they are never the main opponent (except the first scenario An Unlikely Messiah), just a secondary opponent to the British.
Burgundy is only present in the first level of the campaign and is one of the weaker enemies in the level. Scenario hints suggest for the player to take out the Burgundians before they become too great a threat, a task easy to achieve due to their close proximity to Barbarossa's camp. They house one of the Relics that Barbarossa must obtain.
Attila the Hun
Burgundy is present in the fourth level of the campaign. They begin as an opponent, but become the player's allies if he/she destroys their Town Center as well as building a Castle in their base within 10 minutes. They are one of the weaker opponents in the level.
- In the Attila the Hun campaign, Burgundy is only present in the fourth scenario, as opposed to the Joan of Arc campaign, wherein it is also the fourth scenario in which it is not present.
- In the Joan of Arc campaign, the map erroneously labels Switzerland as Burgundy. In reality, Burgundy's territory took up what is now a swath of northern and eastern France.
- Although Burgundy did not make an in-game appearance in the scenario Agincourt from the Battles of the Conquerors campaign, it was mentioned in the post-game cut scene as the true winner of the battle.
During the Middle Ages, Burgundy was a kingdom situated near the eastern border of France and Switzerland. The region was inhabited by Celts, Romans, and Germans. Burgundy was a constant ally to the British during the Hundred Years' War.