Out of the frost wastes of the north and the jungles west of Andar, the outland barbarians descend on the civilized kingdoms bringing forth war and destruction. These warriors leave their homelands behind to travel into the unknown world seeking adventure and the spoils of battle. Barbarian units tend to make up the front lines of many a mercenary army, the commanders seeing them as inexpensive fodder. Barbarians have been known to slip into a berserking rage, lashing out at their enemies with reckless abandon. Their favorite weapon is the battleaxe, or axe and buckler combination.