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                   Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
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                 Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome FAQ
                              Version 1.2    
                          For the PC/Windows                  
                            By Scott Ong
                    kangning@mbox5.singnet.com.sg
           http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Frontier/5344/
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Revision History
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Version 1.0 - Contains the main document. Some of the sections are still 
              incomplete.
Version 1.1 - Complete the list of units.
            - Added List of Hot Keys except for the Fire Galley. As
              I am rather busy.
            - Added some more information.
            - Corrected the cheats [pepperoni pizza, quarry and 
              woodstock] gives 1000 quantity of a particular supply.
              Thanks to GJTam@aol.com for the correction.
            - Added some civilisations' attributes such as penalty and
              the benefits.
Version 1.2 - Added the list of technologies found in the game. But I
              haven't filled up some of the Tips section.
            - Make necessary ammendments for certain sections. Configure
              the layout to my style.
            - Added information regarding to each technology. 
            - Expand Campaign mode by finishing the Ascent of Egypt 
              Learning. 
            - Added information on sending an e-mail to Scott.

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Author's Note
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It has been a while since I haven't update this FAQ. Anyway, I have 
added the list of all technologies and added more scenarios walkthroughs
for the Campaign Mode. There is still a lot more of information to add 
to the FAQ. Remember to visit http://www.gamefaqs.com for its latest 
revisions. BTW, the last campaign for Ascent in Egypt Learning is 
extremely difficult! [as you need to consider the limit of food 
resources.]. I have also included the usage of Martyrdom, so check it
out!

Planning for next update:
- perhaps scenario walkthroughs for the next campaign. 
- add the remainding tips.
- civilization's technology tree.
- and much more.

                                                                 [Scott]
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Table of Contents
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I     Revision History
II    Author's Note
III   Table of Contents
1.    Introduction
2.    List of Units
3.    List of Building
4.    List of Technologies
5.    Gameplay
6.    Codes on the Game
7.    Completing The Campaign Section
8.    Sending a Question
9.    Credits
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On with the new chapter of Age of Empires...
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Introduction
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Welcome to the expansion series of the Age of Empires:
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                 "Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome!"

                                             Logo created by Scott Ong
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Experience all the conflict, intrigue, greed and power as you create the
most feared celebrated civilization in the history. Wedge war on a grand
scale with this highly anticipated add-on pack that extends Age of 
Empires into a new era of world domination.

The Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome is the addition to the mostly 
anticipated strategy game Ages of Empires. The new series have consists
of new technologies such as Logistics and Medicine. The Age of Empires
Expansion requires you have to have the older version of Age of Empires.
Well, here is the system requirements before you considered to buy the 
expansion pack of AOE.

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HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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o   Multimedia PC with Pentium 90 or higher processor (Pentium 120 for
    Gigantic Maps)
o   Microsoft Windows 95 or later, or Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
    4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later.
o   Microsoft Age of Empires 1.0 or later.
o   16 megabytes (MB) of RAM for Windows 95 or later. 24 MB for 
    Windows NT [and for Windows 95 or later for an 8-player multiplayer
    game.
o   30 MB of avaliable hard disk space.
o   Local bus SVGA, 256-color video display with at least 1 MB of VRAM
o   Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
o   2x CD-ROM drive (4x recommended)
o   Windows-compatible sound card with speakers or headphones to hear
    audio.
o   28.8 Kbps (or faster) modem and Internet access for head-to-head 
    play.

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CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION
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Since that it is an expansion from the previous version of AOE, we will
always expect changes. Here is a list of changes:

o    Stone Throwers, Catapults and Heavy Catapults now received a 
     limited predictive firing benefit from Ballistics, based on the
     target unit's speed. All slow units in range are hit, some medium
     units are hit and all fast units are missed.
o    Persian civilization no longer has the farming penalty
o    Some random maps contains cliffs.
o    Allied Town Centers are visible when you start an allied game.
o    The population indicator and timer appear at the top of the screen
     when you press F11
o    The Hot Key to build a Swordsman is now Z
o    The Hot Key to build a Scout is now T
o    If you select the Full Tech Tree option before starting the game,
     you can't build Fire Galleys
o    In multiplayer games, there is now an in-game option to change the 
     population limit using the Game Settings
o    Chat is automatically set to Allies Only in an allied multiplayer
     game.
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Well that's all let's proceed to the units.
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List of Units
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Units are the key in playing Age of Empires. Age of Empires has an 
innovative design of troops such as action of the troops. The list of 
the units can be found from your game manual. But I have also added the
stats of special units such as animals, trees and berry bushes and the
elite special troops! 
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|    List of Groupings        |   For the first time, I have added the
|-----------------------------|   bar codes [which I am going to call
|                             |   it]. Hopefully, this provides more
|--- [2 - 1] Miscellaneous    |   easier way for people to read the 
|--- [2 - 2] Infantry         |   FAQ, after all my FAQs are quite
|--- [2 - 3] Archers          |   wordy ^_^;) For example if you want
|--- [2 - 4] Cavalry          |   to check on infantry units, just 
|--- [2 - 5] Seige Weapons    |   simply check the list of units 
|--- [2 - 6] Boats            |   rangning from between the intervals
|--- [2 - 7] Gaia             |   [2 - 2] and [2 - 3].
|--- [2 - 8] Special Troops   |
|--- [2 - 9] Secrets Troops   |
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[2 - 1 ]   M i s c e l l a n e o u s
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In the instruction booklet, there is no groups being assign to 
Villagers. Priest is considered as a military unit. I have try to 
figure a suitable group for them and decide to place them under the 
Miscellaneous Group. These units are very important as they could does 
something which other units can't do. For example, the villagers can 
gather materials such as Food, Wood, Stone and Gold [food is an 
exception whereby you could have fishing boats to do so]. The Priests 
are very important as they could heal hit points of units, thus saves 
you resources from making more units.

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[2 - 1 - 1]     Villagers
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Age:            Stone                                               
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.                                  
Cost:           50 food                                             
Hit points:     25                                                  
Attack:         3                                                   
Armor:          –                                                   
Range:          –                                                   
Speed:          Medium                                              
Create at:      Town Center                                         

NOTES:
Villagers can be assigned different tasks (builder, farmer, fisherman, 
forager, gold miner, hunter, repairman, stone miner). Hunters and 
villagers used in combat have increased attack strength.Researching 
Stone Mining increases stone mining efficiency. Siegecraft increases 
stone mining efficiency and allows villagers to destroy walls and 
buildings. Gold Mining increases gold mining efficiency. The Wheel 
increases speed. Jihad increases combat strength.

TIPS:
- Villagers are very important as they possess great importance in
  gathering materials such as food, wood, stone and gold. That's your
  criteria in have the villagers as the main population. 
- Assign them in 4 main groups:
  <> WoodCutter - for gathering wood for your population.
  <> Hunter/Forager/Fisherman - for gathering food for your population
  <> Stone Miner - for gathering stone for your population
  <> Gold Miner - for gathering gold for your population.
- Build technology buildings such as Granary and the Storage Pit near 
  sources (forests, berry bushes, fishing sites, stone mines and gold
  mines) to reduce distance from the sites. 
  Storage Pit could store:
  -> Wood, Gold, Stone, Food [from fishing and hunting]
  Granary
  -> Food [from farming and berry bushes]
- Hunting Tips:
  When hunting, have about two villagers to hunt a gazelle as it 
  will take one shot for it to go down. As you know you must attack
  the hit point of the gazelle before you can start gathering food 
  from it. Try rear the gazelle near the storage site [Storage Pit or
  your Town Center], to do this, just simply approaches them. You can 
  get up to 150 food from a gazelle. Refer to Gaia unit list for the
  stats of the gazelle. Lions and crocodiles are rather strong [has a
  total hit points of 20] but nab you only a mere 100 food. Elephants
  are much better have more hit points and have a huge amount of food
  about 300 food! Assign three more hunters to attack the Elephant.
  Stock at: Town Center, Storage Pit [it depends which is closer]. The 
  hunter has four attack points
  How to hunt? please refer to the CAMPAIGN section.
- Fishing Tips:
  When fishing, have about three villagers and pick a shallow site [
  normally you will find Shore fish, which will nabs 250 food and has 
  no hit points.] Fisherman has three atatck points. Villagers can 
  cross shallow waters, you will see partially submerged pebbles on the
  ground. (crocodiles roam there too..). To do fishing in the seas, 
  have villagers building the Dock and create more fishing boats. Shore
  fish is being collected at the faster rate compared to berry bushes.
  Stock at: Town Center, Storage Pit. How to fish, refer to CAMPAIGN 
  section for more details.
- Foraging Tips:
  When foraging, have three villagers and pick a berry bush to forage.
  [It will be better not to have to many villager forage at a single
  berry bush as it's kinda small ^_^;] Build a Granary near the 
  foraging site. [this will cut down the distance for the villagers
  to bring to food to the Granary] Note that the food gather is 
  really slow.
- Farming Tips
  I quite dislike this idea.. The gathering of food is slow and you have
  to waste time in building a farm. I myself think that it will better 
  to have fishing boats out to sea. However farms are rather important 
  as the natural food resources are being used up eventually. So I would
  suggest that you build farms late in the game.
- Cutting Trees Tips
  When chopping wood, have aleast 10 villagers for a forest. Trees 
  found in the forest can give you 40 wood, whereas trees found standing 
  alone will gives you 75 wood. Building a Storage Pit near the forests
  for easy traffic. Every tree has a total hit points of 25. It will 
  take more than 8 hits for a tree to go down, before you can start to
  gather wood. Assign 4 villagers to a tree and you could gather wood
  at the fastest speed. Woodcutters has three attack points.
- Mining Tips
  When mining for stone or gold, I would recommend you to have a group 
  of miners for each resources which are rather important late in the
  game. Stone could allows you to build defensive buildings such as 
  Watch Towers and Walls and Gold will allows you to research 
  technology. Just keep on replenishing your supplies.

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[2 - 1 - 2]     Priests
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Age:            Bronze                                              
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
                Temple.                                       
Cost:           125 gold                                            
Hit points:     25                                                  
Attack:         –                                                   
Armor:          –                                                   
Range:          10                                                  
Speed:          Slow                                                
Train at:       Temple                                              

NOTES:
A Priest heals friendly and allied units and converts enemy units. If 
your diplomacy is set to Neutral or Enemy, your military units will 
attack Priests from other civilizations. Researching Astrology allows 
faster conversions. Mysticism increases hit points. Polytheism 
increases speed. Fanaticism speeds Priest rejuvenation after 
conversion. Monotheism allows conversion of enemy Priests and buildings. 
Afterlife increases range.

TIPS:
- Priests generally are good units in combat and healing. Priest needs
  to rejuvenate after a conversion is made. Have a Priest to convert a
  new. Converting a unit could also allows you to exceed the population
  limit. If the Priest has successfully finished a conversion, he could
  still heal lost hit points.
- Never ever tried to convert units such as Chariots, Scythe Chariots,
  Boats and definately not the Chariot Archers. These are rather hard 
  to convert. Tried to convert a Watch Tower and turns the enemies' 
  defense to your attack. 
- A Priest can't heal oneself. Have them work in groups.
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I quite like Infantry units as the combat is realistic where you will 
hear the sounds of pain (when the warriors are being hit). The infantry 
units are best when comes to hand-to-hand combat and are quite cheap 
compared to cavalry units. Early infantry units like Clubman are quite 
useless except for the increased of hit points, but let's says if a 
villager has an one-to-one combat, whom will win? Before you can start 
to building military-technology buildings such as Archery Range, Stable, 
Academy, and Seige Workshop, you must build the basic building Barracks. 
There is now a new technology [in the expansion series, the Logistics] 
which makes creating infantry units are more favourable compared to 
Cavalry units. However they are quite weak against Cavalries [except 
the Slinger, as they will withstand more damage compared to other units 
which is +5 damage!]. All except for the Slinger are short-range [i.e.
that's means that they can't attack when far from an enemy]. Mostly
upgrades for infantry units can be found from the Storage Pit. Have 
them in the frontline (except for the Slinger) while the Archers at the 
back.

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[2 - 2 - 1]   Clubman
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks.
Cost:           50 food
Hit points:     40
Attack:         3
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Clubman is the weakest of the infantry units. The Clubman can be 
upgraded to the Axeman. Other infantry units include the Short 
Swordsman, Broad Swordsman, Long Swordsman, and Legion.Researching 
Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. 
Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze 
Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing armor.

TIPS:
- This units are quite weak as they possess the same attack strength
  as the villagers! However their high hit points and the upgrades 
  could make them a more worthable uint when comes to hand-to-hand 
  combats when compared to the villagers. Have a one or two to guard
  your base when early part in the game.

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[2 - 2 - 2]     Axeman
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, upgrade to Battle Axe.
Upgrade cost:   100 food
Cost:           50 food
Hit points:     50
Attack:         5
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Upgrade of:     Clubman
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Axeman has more hit points and attack strength than the Clubman. 
The Axeman cannot be upgraded. However, you can research the Short 
Swordsman, which is stronger than the Axeman.Researching Toolworking, 
Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. Leather Armor, 
Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze Shield and Iron 
Shield increase piercing armor.

TIPS:
- A better unit compared to the Clubman. This unit has an upgrade of 
  +10 hit points and +2 attack power. This unit is very destructable
  when working in groups [when working adjacent with Archers Group]

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[2 - 2 - 3]     Slinger                                          (NEW)
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks
Cost:           40 food, 10 stone
Hit Points:     25
Attack:         2
Armor:          -
Range:          4
Speed:          Medium
Special:        +2 attack vs. archers, +2 armor vs. missile weapons, 
                Ballista, Helepolis; increased attack vs. walls and 
                towers.
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Slinger is an infantry unit used to defend against early archer 
and Watch Tower attacks. Bronze Shield, Iron Shield, and Tower Shield
increases piercing armor. Alchemy increases attack strength. Stone
Mining and Seigecraft increase attack strength and range. Note that
Slingers does not recieve armor upgrades from Leather Armor, Scale
Armor and Chain Mail.

TIPS:
- Never have infantry units attack the Cavalry Group, but an exception
  is this unit. Have this unit work with the Archers Group. The 
  Slinger has an exceptable range of 4. Assign these guys behind the
  walls. [Walls provide protection against infantry and cavalry attacks]
  The Slinger can does +2 damage to Archers, kept this to your 
  advantage. However the Slinger has a mere 25 hit points which I will
  recommend a Archer than this unit.

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[2 - 2 - 4]     Short Swordsman
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, research Short Sword.
Research cost:  120 food, 50 gold
Cost:           35 food, 15 gold
Hit points:     60
Attack:         7
Armor:          1
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Short Swordsman is not an upgrade of the Axeman. It is a separate 
unit with more hit points, attack strength, and armor than the Axeman. 
The Short Swordsman can be upgraded to the Broad Swordsman.Researching 
Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. 
Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze 
Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing armor.

TIPS:
- The begining infantry unit that uses swords as its main weapon. This
  unit is quite good and cheap [but it requires you to mine gold]. A
  decent attacking power of seven, make this unit destructive when comes
  to one-on-one combat. Never assign this unit against a Cavalry unit.
  Have them work it groups. 

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[2 - 2 - 5]     Broad Swordsman
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, research Short Sword, 
                upgrade to Broad Sword.
Upgrade cost:   140 food, 50 gold
Cost:           35 food, 15 gold
Hit points:     70
Attack:         9
Armor:          1
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Upgrade of:     Short Swordsman
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Broad Swordsman has more hit points, attack strength, and armor 
than the Short Swordsman. The Broad Swordsman can be upgraded to the 
Long Swordsman.Researching Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy 
increases attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail 
increase armor. The Bronze Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing 
armor.

TIPS:
- Same cost of the Short Swordsman, but these units can be more 
  damaging, it have reached the Legion status. 9 attack points is
  considered rather damaging and it is still upgradable!

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[2 - 2 - 6]     Long Swordsman
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, research Short Sword, 
                upgrade to Broad Sword, upgrade to Long Sword.
Upgrade cost:   160 food, 50 gold
Cost:           35 food, 15 gold
Hit points:     80
Attack:         11
Armor:          2
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Upgrade of:     Broad Swordsman
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Long Swordsman has more hit points, attack strength, and armor than 
the Broad Swordsman. The Long Swordsman can be upgraded to the Legion.
Researching Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack 
strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. 
The Bronze Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing armor.

TIPS:
- This unit is also quite good, a better Short Swordsman. Great if you
  have them in groups and you will see them doing their worst.

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[2 - 2 - 7]     Legion
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, research Short Sword, 
                upgrade to Broad Sword, upgrade to Long Sword, research 
                Fanaticism, upgrade to Legion.
Upgrade cost:   1400 food, 600 gold
Cost:           35 food, 15 gold
Hit points:     160
Attack:         13
Armor:          2
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Upgrade of:     Long Swordsman
Train at:       Barracks

NOTES:
The Legion is the ultimate infantry unit. The Legion has many more hit 
points and more attack strength than the Long Swordsman. You must 
research Fanaticism before you can upgrade to Legion.Researching 
Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. 
Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze 
Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing armor.

TIPS:
- The research may be a bit costly, but it definately worth it. You can
  train tons of it. The new technology, Logistics have made this unit 
  a better one! You can train about 100 Legions if your population 
  limit is 50!

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[2 - 2 - 8]     Hoplite
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, build 
                Academy.
Cost:           60 food, 40 gold
Hit points:     120
Attack:         17
Armor:          5
Range:          –
Speed:          Slow
Train at:       Academy

NOTES:
The Hoplite is the weakest of the elite infantry units. Upgrades include 
the Phalanx and Centurion. Researching Toolworking, Metalworking, and 
Metallurgy increases attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and 
Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze Shield and Iron Shield increase 
piercing armor. Aristocracy increases speed.

TIPS:
- The unit has a very high attacking power, but it was slow. Have the
  Archers do the back firing while you watches these units approaching
  them. -Very damaging- with being arranged in groups.

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[2 - 2 - 9]     Phalanx
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, build 
                Academy, upgrade to Phalanx.
Upgrade cost:   300 food, 100 gold
Cost:           60 food, 40 gold
Hit points:     120
Attack:         20
Armor:          7
Range:          –
Speed:          Slow
Upgrade of:     Hoplite
Train at:       Academy

NOTES:
The Phalanx has more attack strength and armor than the Hoplite. The 
Phalanx can be upgraded to the Centurion.Researching Toolworking, 
Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. Leather Armor, 
Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze Shield and Iron 
Shield increase piercing armor. Aristocracy increases speed.

TIPS:
- The upgrade does cost that much.. This unit is just a better Hoplite.
  20 attack points can nearly finished off a villager. Again, have the
  Archers do the firing as these units approaches the enemy.

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[2 - 2 - 10]    Centurion
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, build 
                Academy, upgrade to Phalanx, research Aristocracy, 
                upgrade to Centurion.
Upgrade cost:   1800 food, 700 gold
Cost:           60 food, 40 gold
Hit points:     160
Attack:         30
Armor:          8
Range:          –
Speed:          Slow
Upgrade of:     Phalanx
Train at:       Academy

NOTES:
The Centurion is the ultimate elite infantry unit. It has more hit 
points, attack strength, and armor than the Phalanx. You must research 
Aristocracy before you can upgrade to the Centurion.Researching 
Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy increases attack strength. 
Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. The Bronze 
Shield and Iron Shield increase piercing armor. Aristocracy increases 
speed.

TIPS:
- The ultimate destructive weapon of all army. It can reduce damages 
  with its starting 8 armor, thus costing the villagers does no damage.
  These units can just remove any force from the face of the earth.
  But it's slow speed, takes you to assign archers to do firing while
  this unit is approaching its target..
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[2 - 3]     A r c h e r   U n i t s
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Archers are good units, in my own opinion. They work like the Centaurs 
in Brigandine. They can attack enemies even they are at a far distance
from the enemy. Their speed are pretty average, but they can does 
damage without getting hurt, thus consuming more hit points. Have them
at the backyard, firing arrows at the foe and watch the infantry troops
approaching them for a fight. As you are further in the game, you get
better units such as Horse Archers, which works like a sniper.... 

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[2 - 3 - 1]     Bowman
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range.
Cost:           40 food, 20 wood
Hit points:     35
Attack:         3
Armor:          0
Range:          5
Speed:          Medium
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Bowman is the weakest of the archers. The Bowman cannot be upgraded. 
However, you can research the Improved Bowman, which is stronger than 
the Bowman. Other archers include the Chariot Archer, Elephant Archer, 
and Horse Archer. Archers fire arrows at enemy villagers, military units, 
boats, and buildings within their range. Researching Alchemy increases 
attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Leather Armor, Scale 
Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. Woodworking, Artisanship, and 
Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
- The Bowman cannot be upgraded is one of weak points. However this unit
  is really worth to build early in the game as it does long range 
  damage. 

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[2 - 3 - 2]     Improved Bowman
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                research Improved Bow.
Research cost:  140 food, 80 wood
Cost:           40 food, 20 gold
Hit points:     40
Attack:         4
Armor:          0
Range:          6
Speed:          Medium
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Improved Bowman is not an upgrade of the Bowman. It is a separate 
unit with more hit points, attack strength, and range than the Bowman. 
The Improved Bowman can be upgraded to the Composite Bowman. Archers 
fire arrows at enemy villagers, military units, boats, and buildings 
within their range. Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. 
Ballistics increases accuracy. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain 
Mail increase armor. Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship 
increase range.

TIPS: 
Improved Bowman has a better range compared to Bowman. But it is quite
weak compared to infantry units. Stay a distance from the infantry and
have them do the firing while the infantry approached the target.

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[2 - 3 - 3]     Composite Bowman
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                research Improved Bow, upgrade to Composite Bow.
Upgrade cost:   180 food, 100 wood
Cost:           40 food, 20 gold
Hit points:     45
Attack:         5
Armor:          0
Range:          7
Speed:          Medium
Upgrade of:     Improved Bowman
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Composite Bowman has more hit points, attack strength, and range 
than the Improved Bowman. Other archery units include the Horse Archer 
and Elephant Archer. Archers fire arrows at enemy villagers, military 
units, boats, and buildings within their range. Researching Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Leather 
Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. Woodworking, 
Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
An upgraded version of Improved Bowman. It has better hit points, range
and attack points. The Improved Bowman can be quite weak against full-
upgraded improved Bowman. Same usage as Improved Bowman. [refer above
for more information]. Thanks to these units, I managed to finish the
Ascent of Egypt Learning. Their long range attacking power can destroy
Sentry Towers without being hit.

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[2 - 3 - 4]     Chariot Archer
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                research Wheel.
Cost:           40 food, 70 wood
Hit points:     70
Attack:         4
Armor:          0
Range:          7
Speed:          Fast
Special:        High resistance to conversion; triple attack against 
                Priests.
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Chariot Archer is a powerful archery unit that combines the speed 
and mobility of the Chariot and the attack strength of the Improved 
Bowman. Other mounted archery units include the Elephant Archer, Horse 
Archer, and Heavy Horse Archer. You must research the Wheel before you 
can train Chariot Archers. Researching Nobility increases hit points. 
Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases 
accuracy. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. 
Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
This unit is quite good when you need to chase villagers! Not only it
has range, it is quite lethal as it has a resistence to conversion and
does triple damage to a Priest unit! Use them to destroy enemy Priests!
Works well in conjuction with Composite Bowman.

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[2 - 3 - 5]     Elephant Archer
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range.
Cost:           180 food, 60 gold
Hit points:     600
Attack:         5
Armor:          0
Range:          7
Speed:          Slow
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Elephant Archer combines the hit points of the War Elephant and the 
attack strength and range of the Composite Bowman. Other mounted archery 
units include the Chariot Archer, Horse Archer, and Heavy Horse Archer.
Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases 
accuracy. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. 
Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
What is great about this unit? Well, the Elephant Archer has a whooping
hit points of 600, which means it can last for a long time. However it
is moving slow in speed. I will prefer a War Elephant compared to this
unit. It is better if you focus on a troop of Composite Bowman compared
to this unit.

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[2 - 3 - 6]     Horse Archer
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range.
Cost:           50 food, 70 gold
Hit points:     60
Attack:         7
Armor:          0
Piercing Armor: 2
Range:          7
Speed:          Fast
Special:        +2 piercing armor against Ballista, Helepolis, and 
                missile weapons.
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Horse Archer is a fast archery unit with strong attack strength and 
range. The Horse Archer can be upgraded to the Heavy Horse Archer. 
Other mounted archery units include the Chariot Archer and Elephant 
Archer. Researching Nobility increases hit points. Researching Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Leather Armor, 
Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. Woodworking, Artisanship, 
and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
Great for destroying missile weapons such as Ballista and Helepolis. It
is fast moving and a better off attacking compared to Composite Bowman
and it does a hefty amount of damage plus it moves rather at a fast
speed.

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[2 - 3 - 7]     Heavy Horse Archer
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                research Chain Mail for Archers, upgrade to Heavy Horse 
                Archer.
Upgrade cost:   1750 food, 800 gold
Cost:           50 food, 70 gold
Hit points:     90
Attack:         8
Armor:          0
Piercing Armor: 2
Range:          7
Speed:          Fast
Special:        +2 piercing armor against Ballista, Helepolis, and 
                missile weapons.
Upgrade of:     Horse Archer
Train at:       Archery Range

NOTES:
The Heavy Horse Archer has more hit points and attack strength than the 
Horse Archer. You must research Chain Mail for Archers before you can 
train the Heavy Horse Archer. Researching Nobility increases hit points. 
Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases 
accuracy. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor. 
Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
Only improvement in its attacking power and hit points. I would consider 
the upgrade rather a bit costly. But this unit proves worth the time to
reasearch. The Horse Archer can be used as a "sniper" to weaken infantry
units while the infantry units approaches them.
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The guys that are mounted on horses and elephants. These units are fast
moving and has high hit points and decent attacking power. These units
are very destructive against infantry units [fancy doing +5 damage,
except for the slinger, worst of all they are fast-moving]. The early
units of these group are good for scouting area for any visible foe for
their fast-moving speed.

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[2 - 4 - 1]     Scout
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Cost:           100 food
Hit points:     60
Attack:         3
Armor:          0
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The Scout is the weakest cavalry unit. The Scout cannot be upgraded. 
However, you can train Cavalry, which is stronger than the Scout. Other 
cavalry units include Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract, Chariot, and War 
Elephant. Researching Nobility increases hit points. Toolworking, 
Metalworking, and Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, 
Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
The Scout is meant for a purpose only.. that's to scout for uncovered 
areas. The Scout can allows you to remove shroud and fog. It is best to
scout a place before you decide to set it as your base.

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[2 - 4 - 2]     Camel Rider                                       [NEW]
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Cost:           70 food, 60 gold
Hit points:     125
Attack:         6
Armor:          -
Range:          -
Speed:          Fast
Special:        +8 attack vs. cavalry and horse archers; +4 attack vs.
                chariots.
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The Camel Rider is used by desert civilizations to defend against 
cavalry attacks. Camel Riders do not receive a cavalry bonus against 
infantry. Nobility increases hit points. Toolworking, Metalworking, 
and Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, 
and Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
Quite a good units when the Chariots are threathening the Priests. It 
has better hit points and better attacking power [about 14]. However 
when come to combat with Cavalry, it is still quite good, not mentioning
serious injuries but not with Heavy Cavalry or Cataphract.

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[2 - 4 - 3]     Chariot
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, 
                research Wheel.
Cost:           40 food, 60 wood
Hit points:     100
Attack:         7
Armor:          0
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        High resistance to conversion; double attack against 
                Priest.
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The Chariot is a fast, two-wheel cavalry unit pulled by horses. You 
must research the Wheel before you can build the Chariot. Researching 
Nobility increases hit points. Toolworking, Metalworking, and 
Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and 
Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
Chariots are great chasers and can be lethal to Priests when combined
with Chariot Archers.

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[2 - 4 - 4]     Scythe Chariot                                    [NEW]
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisite:   Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stabe,
                research Wheel, research Nobility.
Upgrade Cost:   1200 wood, 800 gold
Cost:           40 food, 60 wood
Hit points:     120
Attack:         9
Armor:          2
Range:          -
Speed:          Fast
Special:        High resistance to conversion; double attack against
                Priest. Scythed wheels damage adjacent enemy units
Upgrade of:     Chariot
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The Scythe Chariot is an upgrade of the Chariot. It has more hit 
points, more attack strength and more armor. Toolworking, Metalworking,
and Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor,
and Chain Mail increase armor. The Scythed wheels works like in the
case of the War Elephant. 

TIPS:
Never ever surround this units as its scythed wheels can damage units
surround it. It has a better hit points, a beginning armor of 2 and
a hefty 9 attacking points. But the upgrade cost is rather costly.

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[2 - 4 - 5]     Cavalry
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Cost:           70 food, 80 gold
Hit points:     150
Attack:         8
Armor:          0
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Cavalry charge bonus [+5 attack against Barracks units
                (except for Slingers)]
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
Cavalry is not an upgrade of the Scout. It is a separate unit with more 
hit points and attack strength (including +5 attack against infantry, 
except for slinger) than the Scout. Cavalry can be upgraded to Heavy 
Cavalry. Other cavalry units include the Chariot and War Elephant.
Researching Nobility increases hit points. Toolworking, Metalworking, 
and Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, 
and Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
Cavalries are deadly killer units against infantry. It is best to 
research the armor first as it is hand-to-hand combat unit. Remember
Cavalry has speed and also a starting HP of 150. Just imagining three
villagers combined into this unit along with better speed.

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[2 - 4 - 6]     Heavy Cavalry
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, train 
                Cavalry, upgrade to Heavy Cavalry.
Upgrade cost:   350 food, 125 gold
Cost:           70 food, 80 gold
Hit points:     150
Attack:         10
Armor:          1
Piercing Armor: 1
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Cavalry charge bonus [+5 attack against infantry except
                for Slinger]; +1 piercing armor against Ballista, 
                Helepolis, and missile weapons.
Upgrade of:     Cavalry
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
Heavy Cavalry has more attack strength and armor (including +1 armor 
against missile weapons) than Cavalry. Heavy Cavalry can be upgraded to 
the Cataphract. Other cavalry units include the Chariot and War 
Elephant. Researching Nobility increases hit points. Toolworking, 
Metalworking, and Metallurgy increase attack strength. Leather Armor, 
Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
Heavy Cavalry looks a bit more nicer compared to Cavalry and it has
more attack strength and has equipped with armor. Not forget to mention
when it has been upgraded to Cataphract.

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[2 - 4 - 7]     Cataphract
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, 
                research Cavalry, upgrade to Heavy Cavalry, research 
                Metallurgy, upgrade to Cataphract.
Upgrade cost:   2000 food, 850 gold
Cost:           70 food, 80 gold
Hit points:     180
Attack:         12
Armor:          3
Piercing Armor: 1
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Cavalry charge bonus (+5 attack against infantry except
                for the Slinger); +1 piercing armor against Ballista, 
                Helepolis, and missile weapons.
Upgrade of:     Heavy Cavalry
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The Cataphract is the ultimate cavalry unit. The Cataphract has more 
hit points, attack strength and armor than Heavy Cavalry. You must 
research Metallurgy before you can upgrade to the Cataphract. Other 
cavalry units include the Chariot and War Elephant. Researching Nobility 
increases hit points. Toolworking, Metalworking, and Metallurgy 
increase attack strength. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail 
increase armor.

TIPS:
Deadly is the word that best fits this unit. It may quite cause a lot of
money in upgrading this unit, but this certainly is best hand-to-hand
units. [Centurions may have better attacking power and hit points, but
it is slow moving, which make easy targets for Archery units.] This is
the reason why Yamato is always a favourite civilization.

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[2 - 4 - 8]     War Elephant
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Cost:           170 food, 40 gold
Hit points:     600
Attack:         15
Armor:          0
Range:          –
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Trample damage to all adjacent enemy units; attack 
                strength cannot be upgraded.
Train at:       Stable

NOTES:
The War Elephant is a cavalry unit with many hit points and special 
attack. The War Elephant causes trample damage to all adjacent enemy 
units. The War Elephant's attack strength cannot be upgraded because 
it already causes so much damage to other units. For example, if ten 
men attack a War Elephant, all ten men receive 15 points of damage, so 
that the War Elephant causes 150 points of damage per round. 
Researching Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increases armor. 

TIPS:
Ultimate destructive slow walking unit. This unit is deadly as it has
an incredible amount of hit points. Only the Centurions or Seige 
Weapons can stand in its wrath, not mentioned suffering tedious damage.
This unit is deadly as its trample damage does to all adjacent unit. It
will be stupid to surround this unit. I would normally assign this unit
along with Centurions to destroy the buildings along with Archery units
does the back firing.

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[2 - 4 - 8]    Armoured Elephant                                 [NEW]
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisite:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable, 
               research Iron Shield
Upgrade Cost:  1000 food, 1200 gold
Cost:          170 food, 40 gold
Hit points:    600
Attack:        18
Armor:         2
Range:         -
Speed:         Slow
Special:       Trample damage against all adjacent enemy units; attack
               strength cannot be upgraded. Increased attacking vs. 
               walls and towers; +1 armor against missile weapons, 
               Ballista, Helepolis
Upgrade of:    War Elephant
Train at:      Stable

NOTES: 
The Armoured Elephant is an upgrade of the War Elephant. The Armoured
Elephant has Siegecraft, more attack strength, armor and piercing 
armor. Leather Armor, Scale Armor, and Chain Mail increase armor.

TIPS:
Better strength along with a bonus, increased of +1 armor against 
missile weapons. This unit is much more deadly as it is same as the War
Elephant except it is more deadly. Same usage as the War Elephant.
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Destructive weapons... This units can does damage ranging 40 ~ 70 and
does more with upgrades. This units has range and are very damaging. I
normally have them destroying structures and clearing forests to make 
way for other units. Their speed is kinda slow and thus it is essential
to assign units to protect them. The area-based attacks not only does
damage to the terrain, enemy foes and even your own troops. I have found
out that it will be silly if you train all your units as seige weapons,
once the infantry gets close to them, they are d-e-a-d.

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[2 - 5 - 1]     Stone Thrower
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                build Siege Workshop.
Cost:           180 wood, 80 gold
Hit points:     75
Attack:         50
Armor:          –
Range:          10
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Fire rate once/5 seconds; small damage area; minimum 
                range 2.
Build at:       Siege Workshop

NOTES:
The Stone Thrower is the weakest of the siege weapons. Upgrades 
include the Catapult and Heavy Catapult. Other siege weapons include 
the Ballista and Helepolis. Siege weapons are used to attack military 
units, buildings, towers, and walls. Researching Alchemy increases 
attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Engineering increases 
range.

TIPS:
Here is the reason while medium walls/fortification are useful. These
units can't have a hand-to-hand combat as its minimum range is 2. You
can also make use of slow moving units such as Centurions and others
to accompany it. Have this unit destroy a building until you see huge
flames of fire and have the slow moving units along with Archery units 
to destroy it. [of course stop firing by then.]

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[2 - 5 - 2]     Catapult
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                build Siege Workshop, upgrade to Catapult.
Upgrade cost:   300 food, 250 wood
Cost:           180 wood, 80 gold
Hit points:     75
Attack:         60
Armor:          –
Range:          12
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Fire rate once/5 seconds; medium damage area; minimum 
                range 2.
Upgrade of:     Stone Thrower
Build at:       Siege Workshop

NOTES:
The Catapult has more attack strength and range and damages a larger 
area than the Stone Thrower. The Catapult can be upgraded to the Heavy 
Catapult. Other siege weapons include the Ballista and Helepolis. Siege 
weapons are used to attack military units, buildings, towers, and 
walls. Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics 
increases accuracy. Engineering increases range.

TIPS:
Same as Stone Thrower except it has more range and attack strength. 
Note that the area damage is larger. Same usage as the Stone Thrower.

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[2 - 5 - 3]     Heavy Catapult
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                build Siege Workshop, upgrade to Catapult, research 
                Siegecraft, upgrade to Heavy Catapult.
Upgrade cost:   1800 food, 900 wood
Cost:           180 wood, 80 gold
Hit points:     150
Attack:         60
Armor:          –
Range:          13
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Fire rate once/5 seconds; large damage area; minimum 
                range 2.
Upgrade of:     Catapult
Build at:       Siege Workshop

NOTES:
The Heavy Catapult has many more hit points and more range than the 
Catapult. You must research Siegecraft before you can upgrade to the 
Heavy Catapult. Other siege weapons include the Ballista and Helepolis.
Siege weapons are used to attack military units, buildings, towers, and 
walls.Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics 
increases accuracy. Engineering increases range.

TIPS:
Heavy Catapult is the "best" catapult unit you can get without using any
cheats. It is rather strong with increased hit points and range. The 
area damage is deadly, so stop firing once it have finished its work.
Refer to Stone Thrower for more information.

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[2 - 5 - 4]     Ballista
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                build Siege Workshop.
Cost:           100 wood, 80 gold
Hit points:     55
Attack:         40
Armor:          –
Range:          9
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Fire rate once/3 seconds; minimum range 3.
Build at:       Siege Workshop

NOTES:
The Ballista can be upgraded to the Helepolis. Other siege weapons 
include the Catapult and Heavy Catapult. Ballistas are used to attack 
military units, buildings, towers, and walls. Researching Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Engineering 
increases range.

TIPS:
A smaller version of Seige Weapons. This unit can fire a shot which
does 40 hit points of damage in 3 seconds. But it will be vulunerable
if it is being attack closely. Have units such as Infantry or Archery
units to guard it.

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[2 - 5 - 4]     Helepolis
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range, 
                build Siege Workshop, research Craftsmanship, upgrade 
                to Helepolis.
Upgrade cost:   1500 food, 1000 wood
Cost:           100 wood, 80 gold
Hit points:     55
Attack:         40
Armor:          –
Range:          10
Speed:          Slow
Special:        Fire rate once/1.5 seconds; minimum range 3.
Upgrade of:     Ballista
Build at:       Siege Workshop

NOTES:
The Helepolis has more range and a faster fire rate than the Ballista. 
You must research Craftsmanship before you can upgrade to the 
Helepolis. Other siege weapons include the Catapult and Heavy 
Catapult. The Helepolis is used to attack military units, buildings, 
towers, and walls. Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. 
Ballistics increases accuracy. Engineering increases range.

TIPS:
Perhaps the ancient type of missile firing. This unit has a faster time 
rate and a +1 range compared to Ballista. Works well in conjunction with
Cavalry units as it has no area damage compared to Stone Thrower/
Catapults/Heavy Catapult.
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Naval vessels are the only units that allows you to get food such as 
Salmon, Whale, etc. found in the sea. However since the sea is abundant 
of food, there is a need to fight against your opponents. Of course, 
naval vessels can also attack land units. I have found out that the
Merchant ship is quite important sometimes.

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[2 - 6 - 1]     Fishing Boat
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock.
Cost:           50 wood
Hit points:     45
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Fishing Boat provides food by gathering fish and depositing them at 
the Dock. The cargo capacity of a Fishing Boat is greater than the 
carrying capacity of a villager. The Fishing Boat can be upgraded to 
the Fishing Ship. The Fishing Boat can carry 15 food per trip.

TIPS:
I would recommend to have at least 7 fishing boats if the random map is
abundant of sea. It can gathered as much as 15 food per trip. Food in
the sea does not rot unlike animals that are hunted. Food gathered from 
farms are extremely slow only 2 food per plough. Hence fishing boats are
highly recommended. Besides it is still upgradable.
 
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[2 - 6 - 2]     Fishing Ship
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to Fishing Ship.
Upgrade cost:   50 food, 100 wood
Cost:           50 wood
Hit points:     75
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Upgrade of:     Fishing Boat
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Fishing Ship has more hit points and is faster than the Fishing 
Boat. The Fishing Ship can carries 20 food per trip.

TIPS:
In Age of Empires: Rise of Rome, gathering food is one of most toughest
tasks compared to others. The Fishing boat gather about 20 food per 
trip and travel much faster compared to the Fishing Boat. Remember to
upgrade to this unit, so that you could optimize your resources.

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[2 - 6 - 3]     Trade Boat
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock.
Cost:           100 wood
Hit points:     200
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Trade Boat lets you trade with other civilizations to increase your 
stockpile of gold. The Trade Boat can be upgraded to the Merchant Ship.

TIPS:
Trading is quite important if your troops are not close to the gold 
mines, they allows you to trade other resources for gold such as wood/
gold/food by at an exchange rate of 20 per travel.

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[2 - 6 - 4]     Merchant Ship
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to Merchant Ship.
Upgrade cost:   200 food, 75 wood
Cost:           100 wood
Hit points:     250
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Upgrade of:     Trade Boat
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Merchant Ship lets you trade with other civilizations to increase 
your stockpile of gold. It is faster and has more hit points than the 
Trade Boat. 

TIPS:
The Merchant Ship proves its worth as it has acceptable speed and more
hit points. It is quite fast in escaping. 

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[2 - 6 - 5]     Light Transport
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock.
Cost:           150 wood
Hit points:     150
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Medium
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Light Transport lets you transport up to five villagers, military 
units, or Artifacts across water. The Light Transport can be upgraded 
to the Heavy Transport.

TIPS:
Never ever have this unit upguarded! It serves as a transporting agent
plus it can carries 5 units [no matter whether they are seige weapons, 
infantry units, cavalry units, priests, villagers, artifacts or archery
units.] But remember that once it is destroyed, all units that were 
brought inside will be destroyed too. Have marine military units to 
accompanied it. If an Artifact in a transport is destroyed, it will be
brought back to the original space.

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[2 - 6 - 6]     Heavy Transport
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to Heavy 
                Transport.
Upgrade cost:   150 food, 125 wood
Cost:           150 wood
Hit points:     200
Attack:         –
Armor:          –
Range:          –
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Upgrade of:     Light Transport
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Heavy Transport lets you transport up to ten villagers, military 
units, or Artifacts across water. The Heavy Transport has more hit 
points, is faster, and carries more units than the Light Transport.

TIPS:
Heavy Transport generally is a better transport compared to Light 
Transport. It is faster and could carries 10 units across the sea. It
serves as a transport, so have your naval vessels to guard it.

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[2 - 6 - 7]     Scout Ship
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock.
Cost:           135 wood 
Hit points:     120
Attack:         5
Armor:          –
Range:          5
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Scout Ship is the weakest of the war vessels. Upgrades include the 
War Galley and Trireme. Other war ships include the Catapult Trireme 
and Juggernaught. War vessels fire at enemy villagers, military units, 
and boats within range. Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. 
Ballistics increases accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and 
Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
The Scout Ship is the starting war vessel you have. But it can be 
upgraded in a Trireme which will be deadly. It can also attacks units
that are on the ground. Its firing rate is quite smooth and it can be
a threat to the sea, even on the land. You need to have them to guard
the Docks and the fishing region.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 6 - 8]     War Galley
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to War Galley.
Upgrade cost:   150 food, 75 wood
Cost:           135 wood
Hit points:     160
Attack:         8
Armor:          –
Range:          6
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units.
Upgrade of:     Scout Ship
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The War Galley has more hit points, attack strength, and range than a 
Scout Ship. The War Galley can be upgraded to the Trireme. War vessels 
fire at enemy villagers, military units, and boats within range.
Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases 
accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
The War Galley is an upgraded version of the Scout Ship. It has an 
overall improvement over the Scout Ship. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 6 - 9]     Fire Galley                                        [NEW]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to War Galley.
Cost:           115 wood, 40 gold
Hit points:     200
Attack:         24
Armor:          -
Range:          1
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other
                units. +5 damage from Ballista, Helepolis, +10 from
                other seige weapons
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Fire Galley is a short range vessel used to defend other ships. 
Fire Galleys are superior to Triremes in one-on-one combat. Fire 
Galleys take additional damage from Ballistics, Helepolises, Stone
Throwers, Catapults, Heavy Catapults and Juggernauts, whose heavy
artillery can shatter the Fire Galley's burning fire pots and set 
fire to the ship. Research Alchemy increase attack strength. Note 
that you can build Fire Galleys if you select the Full Tech Tree 
option before starting a game.

TIPS:
The Fire Galley is a brand new addition to this sequel. Fire Galley are
strong in attacks and can have combat one-to-one. It is short ranged, it
possess high attacking power. Position it away from troops such as seige
weapons as it is deadly. Of course, not forgetting the great vessel, the
Juggernauts.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 6 - 10]    Trireme
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to War Galley, 
                upgrade to Trireme.
Upgrade cost:   250 food, 100 wood
Cost:           135 wood
Hit points:     200
Attack:         12
Armor:          –
Range:          7
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units; fire rate once/2 seconds.
Upgrade of:     War Galley
Build at:       Dock

NOTES
The Trireme has more hit points, attack strength, and range than a 
War Galley. The Trireme cannot be upgraded. However, you can research 
the Catapult Trireme, which is stronger than the Trireme. War vessels 
fire at enemy villagers, military units, and boats within range.
Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases 
accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS:
Another overall improvement over the War Galley. There is only one 
downside as it can only fire once in 2 seconds. It could be weaker 
compared a rapid firing War Galley. Have them to do the final blow.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 6 - 11]    Catapult Trireme
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to War Galley, 
                upgrade to Trireme, research Catapult Trireme.
Research cost:  300 food, 100 wood
Cost:           135 wood, 75 gold
Hit points:     120
Attack:         35
Armor:          –
Range:          9
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units; fire rate once/5 seconds; small damage area.
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Catapult Trireme is not an upgrade of the Trireme. It is a separate 
vessel with fewer hit points and a slower fire rate than a Trireme but 
it has much more attack strength, range, and is armed with a Catapult, 
which can fire at a location instead of at a particular unit. The 
Catapult Trireme can be upgraded to the Juggernaught. War vessels fire 
at enemy villagers, military units, and boats within range.Researching 
Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. 
Engineering increases range.

TIPS:
With an attack strength of 35 within 5 seconds, I would rather choose
Heavy Catapult over this. But since it is in the sea, there is no harm
in training this troop.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 6 - 12]    Juggernaught
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Dock, upgrade to War Galley, 
                upgrade to Trireme, research Catapult Trireme, research 
                Engineering, upgrade to Juggernaught.
Upgrade cost:   2000 food, 900 wood
Cost:           135 wood, 75 gold
Hit points:     200
Attack:         35
Armor:          –
Range:          10
Speed:          Fast
Special:        Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other 
                units; fire rate once/5 seconds; medium damage area.
Upgrade of:     Catapult Trireme
Build at:       Dock

NOTES:
The Juggernaught has more hit points and range and causes damage to a 
larger area than the Catapult Trireme. Like the Catapult Trireme, the 
Juggernaught is armed with a Catapult, which can fire at a location 
instead of at a particular unit. You must research Engineering before 
you can upgrade to the Juggernaught. War vessels fire at enemy 
villagers, military units, and boats within range. Researching Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Engineering 
increases range.

TIPS:
With more range and attacking area, this unit is deadly against naval
vessels. However its slow movement pace needs units such as Trireme to
guard it. 
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[2 - 7]      G a i a
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What does the Gaia group comprised of? They are just simply the "living
things" that you will find in the terrain. They are stats of monsters 
such as gazelles, lions and elephants. Here is another piece of amusing
news, that's I have also included the list of trees! 

x - You need enter the code, GRANTLINKSPENCE to transform them to the
    King class. Elephant King and Lion King appears most of the time,
    whereas the Gazelle King's appearance is seldom.

* - No effect on the game. They are just flying creatures found through
    the sky. However sometimes, I have accidently click the Eagle and 
    it says there is a total of 4 hit points.... The Dragon appears if
    you have entered the code, KING ARTHUR and it has 999 HP!

^ - Appears in Scenarios only. Their appearance is seldom. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
==================  Name: the name of the creature or structure
-/-/- LEGEND -/-/-  Hit Points: aka. Health Points
==================  Production: What benefits they could nab you
                    Method: the way to get the resources.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
THE LIST OF GAIA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here is the list of gaia that I have found while playing Age of Empires:
Rise of Rome. Below includes their hit points, production [how much 
resources] and the method to get the production.

Notes for hunting:
===================
Note for hunting mammals, there is a rot rate for each animal hunt. Food
will start to decrease by one if there is no villager to collect the 
food. The rot rate is about a reduction of 1 per second.

Control of Ruins/Discoveries/Artifacts/Ruins/War Chest
=======================================================
Discovery/Artifacts/Ruins/War Chest can be controlled by moving an unit 
close to it. Artifacts and War Chest can be moved by clicking the 
controlled Artifact/War Chest and move like other units.

Fishing for humans
===================
Villagers can only fish for food at fishing sites that are close to the
shores or pebbles. 

Trees in the forests
=====================
Trees located within forests only provide 40 wood [well, perhaps to due
to sufficient space to grow ^_^;]
 ______________________________________________________________________
|----------------------|---------------|----------------|--------------|
| Name                 |  Hit Points   |   Production   |  Method      |
|----------------------|---------------|----------------|--------------|
| Alligator            |      20       |   100 food     |  Hunting     |
| Alligator King      x|     100       |   100 food     |  Hunting     |
| Artifact             |       1       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Berry Bush           |     n/a       |   150 food     |  Foraging    |
| Discovery           ^|       1       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Dragon*              |     999       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Double Pole Flag    ^|     n/a       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Eagle*               |     n/a       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Elephant             |      45       |   300 food     |  Hunting     |
| Elephant King       x|      60       |   300 food     |  Hunting     |
| Fish - Salmon        |     n/a       |   250 food     |  Fishing     |
| Fish - Shore         |     n/a       |   250 food     |  Fishing     |
| Fish - Tuna          |     n/a       |   250 food     |  Fishing     |
| Fish - Whale         |     n/a       |   250 food     |  Fishing     |
| Gazelle              |       8       |   150 food     |  Hunting     |
| Gazelle King        x|      16       |   400 food     |  Hunting     |
| Gold Mine            |     n/a       |   400 gold     |  Mining      |
| Hawk*                |     n/a       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Lion                 |      20       |   100 food     |  Hunting     |
| Lion King           x|      40       |   100 food     |  Hunting     |
| Single Pole Flag    ^|     n/a       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| Stone Mine           |     n/a       |   250 stone    |  Mining      |
| Tree - Ash           |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Tree - Beech         |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Tree - Oak           |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Tree - Palm          |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Tree - Pine          |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Tree - Spruce        |      25       |    75 wood     |  Chopping    |
| Ruin                ^|       1       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
| War Chest           ^|       1       |   n/a          |  n/a         |
|______________________|_______________|________________|______________|

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[2 - 8]      S p e c i a l   T r o o p s
________________________________________________________________________
Here you will find the most unique troops such as the Zenobia's Tower,
Invisible Demon, Lion-Tame and much more. These units are only 
accessible through your own created scenarios and some of the campaigns.
Basically, there are some of the units which can you can get it by
entering the code, one good example is the Medusa.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 8 - 1]   The Heroes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
These are really the elite troops.. have advanced attacking power and
some of them are really great. Even a War Elephant is also considered
a hero... There may be errors as I have actually jotted this down on a
piece of paper and it's in a mess (my handwritting is quite aweful).

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Alexander      
Occupation:      Heavy Cavalry
Hit Points:      400
Attack:          22
Armor:           1
Peircing Armor:  0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Amon Ra
Occupation:      Priest
Hit Points:      150
Attack:          0
Armor:           0
Range:           12
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Archimedes
Occupation:      Priest
Hit Points:      25
Attack:          0
Armor:           0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Caesar
Occupation:      Cataphract
Hit Points:      150
Attack:          5
Armor:           2
Peircing Armor:  0 +2
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Corlis
Occupation:      Villager
Hit Points:      100
Attack:          6
Armor:           0
Piercing Armor:  0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Hannibal
Occupation:      War Elephant
Hit Points:      600
Attack:          20
Armor:           4
Piercing Armor:  1
Range:           0 +1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Hector
Occupation:      Heavy Cavalry
Hit Points:      350
Attack:          25
Armor:           2
Piercing Armor:  1
Range:           0 +1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Hersifor
Occupation:      Villager
Hit Points:      150
Attack:          9
Armor:           0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Jason
Occupation:      Short Swordsman
Hit Points:      180
Attack:          20
Armor:           0
Piercing Armor:  0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Mark Anthony
Occupation:      Short Swordsman
Hit Points:      300
Attack:          20
Armor:           6
Piercing Armor:  6
Range:           0 +6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Mor Havoc
Occupation:      Priest
Hit Points:      180
Attack:          0
Armor:           0
Range:           12
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Perseus
Occupation:      Composite Archer
Hit Points:      100
Attack:          10
Armor:           3
Piercing Armor:  0
Range:           9
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Scipio
Occupation:      Cataphract
Hit Points:      250
Attack:          12
Armor:           2
Piercing Armor:  1
Range:           0 +1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Tiberius
Occupation:      Chariot
Hit Points:      250
Attack:          15
Armor:           0
Piercing Armor:  0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Vercingetorix
Occupation:      Heavy Cavalry
Hit Points:      350
Attack:          25
Armor:           2
Piercing Armor:  1
Range:           0 +1
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:            Hero Xerxes
Occupation:      Short Swordsman
Hit Points:      200
Attack:          20
Armor:           3
Piercing Armor:  0
Range:           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2 - 8 - 2]    Others
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here you will also find troops such as Blind Lame Priest and much more.
These units could only appear in Scenarios and Campaigns. The Exceptions
are the Flying Dutchman and Medusa.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Blind Lame Priest          | Just like an ordinary 
Hit Points:     25                         | Priest unit, except for 
Attack:         0                          | it's aweful range. BTW, you
Armor:          0                          | need to approach it as it
Range:          2                          | is stuck to the ground.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Cleopatra's Barge          | It looks like the Flying
Hit Points:     500                        | Dutchman and Juggernaut. 
Attack:         60                         | It can travel on lands and 
Armor:          0                          | it has better stats 
Piercing Armor: 0                          | compared to the Flying 
Range:          10                         | Dutchman.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Flying Dutchman            | It looks like a Juggernaut
Hit Points:     200                        | except that it can travel
Attack:         40                         | on lands and seas. You can
Armor:          0                          | get this troop by create
Piercing Armor: 0                          | a Juggernaut and enter the
Range:          10                         | code "Flying Dutchman"
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Invisible Demon            | It looks like a Heavy
Hit Points:     180                        | Cavalry except it is 
Attack:         20                         | invisible on the terrain.
Armor:          0                          | 
Piercing Armor: 0                          |
Range:          0                          |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Lion - Tame                | It looks like ordinary lion
Hit Points:     20                         | except it can be controlled
Attack:         3                          | by you! Lions are quite 
Armor:          0                          | good too as they are fast
Piercing Armor: 0                          | runners.
Range:          0                          |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Medusa                     | It looks like an ordinary
Hit Points:     25                         | villager, except that it
Attack:         3                          | can be transformed into
Armor:          0                          | Black Rider [Horse Archer]
Piercing Armor: 0                          | and Heavy Catapult when
Range:          0                          | killed. Note that it can't
                                           | gather materials like the
                                           | villagers do.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Mercenary                  | It looks like an ordinary
Hit Points:     170                        | Heavy Cavalry, except that
Attack:         10                         | it has better stats and
Armor:          0                          | has piercing armor.
Piercing Armor: 0                          |
Range:          0 +1                       |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Mirror Tower               | It looks like the Ballistic
Hit Points:     400                        | Tower. It has 100 attack
Attack:         100                        | points!
Armor:          0                          |
Range:          17                         |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Raft                       | It is a transport vessel
Hit Points:     40                         | which can only take up 2
Attack:         0                          | units at a time..
Armor:          0                          |
Range:          0                          |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Zenobia's Tower            | It looks like the Ballistic
Hit Points:     1000                       | Tower, except for it's high
Attack:         40                         | hit points and attack 
Armor:          0                          | points.
Range:          0                          |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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[2 - 9]      S e c r e t    T r o o p s
________________________________________________________________________
Using these units will definately causes the game to be more boring. It
is also kinda funny in seeing robots, nuke troopers in ancient time. 
There are a couple of new units added to this family such as the 
BabyPrez [which gives a baby cry once you click it] and a Star Wars-like
robot (Zug 209)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Nuke Trooper               | A man dressed in white, 
Hit Points:    100                        | armed with laser gun. Very 
Attack:        15                         | damaging as it does about 
Armor:         10                         | 30 points damage per second.
Range:         15                         | Also does long range 
Movement:      Fast                       | attacks.
Code:          PHOTON MAN                 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Nuke Trooper               | Same nuke trooper just that
Hit Points:    100                        | he is armed with a rocket
Attack:        300                        | launcher. Does about a shot
Armor:         10                         | per 3 ~ 5 seconds. This guy
Range:         88                         | has also incredible range. 
Movement :     Fast                       | Also does area attacks.
Code:          E=MC2 TROOPER              |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Zug 209                    | A robot-walker, has similar
Hit Points:    100                        | attributes with the Nuke 
Attack:        20                         | Trooper but twice the damage
Armor:         10                         | and makes a noise. Does long
Range:         15                         | attacks and has a fire rate
Movement:      Fast                       | of a shot per second.
Code:          STORMBILLY                 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Winsett's Z                | The black car with a man 
Hit Points:    500                        | holding a rocket launcher.
Attack:        300                        | High hit points but it is
Armor:         10                         | very easy to convert. About
Range:         15                         | every 5 seconds, it makes 
Movement:      Very Fast                  | one shot. Also does area
Code:          BIGDADDY                   | attacks.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Winsett's Other Z          | New white car with another 
Hit Points:    500                        | rocket launcher. At about 3
Attack:        60                         | seconds, it makes a shot. 
Armor:         10                         | Also does area damage!
Range:         15                         |
Movement:      Very Fast                  |
Code:          BIG MOMMA                  |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Saint Francis              | A priest that does not 
Hit Points:    25                         | convert or heal. This unit 
Attack:        200                        | has very damaging fire power
Armor:         0                          | and does area attacks. The
Range:         10                         | only weakness is it's slow.
Movement:      Slow                       | About 5 seconds and it makes
Code:          CONVERT THIS!              | first shot.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          BabyPrez                   | A baby ailen on a tricycle.
Hit Points:    500                        | It does a handsome amount of
Attack:        50                         | damage at moderate rate. It
Armor:         10                         | has also very high HP! Don't
Range:         15                         | look down on it as it was a
Movement:      Fast                       | baby... never judge a book 
Code:          POW!                       | by its cover...
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:          Big Bertha                 | A better Heavy Catapult with
Hit Points:    200                        | attacking power, wondered 
Attack:        65                         | why can't find it in the
Armor:         6                          | Scenario Builder...
Range:         16                         |
Movement:      Slow                       |
Code:          BIG BERTHA                 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:           Black Rider               | A better Horse Archer. Press
Hit Points:     68                        | DELETE on a villager with 
Attack:         8                         | MEDUSA code on and you will
Armor:          0                         | get this unit. This unit 
Piercing Armor: 2                         | recieve upgrades from the
Range:          7                         | armor for Archers. It has
Movement:       Fast                      | a stealth camelflouge when
Code:           BLACK RIDER or MEDUSA     | viewed from enemy.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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/ 3.0 \_________________________________________________________________
========================================================================
List of Buildings
========================================================================
Here is the list of buildings found in Age of Empires: Rise of Rome. I
have added information on what it allows you to train for military 
buildings such as Barracks. These buildings not only create units but 
also provide upgrades for units such as Cavalry to Heavy Cavalry. 
Research for Short Swordsman which eventually leads to the powerful
Legions.

________________________________________________________________________

[3 - 1]       T e c h n o l o g y
________________________________________________________________________
These are technology related buildings that allows you to get units and
technology to increase the growth of your civilization. Of course you 
need to build the basic buildings such as Market before you can get 
intermediate buildings such as Government Center.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 1]     Academy
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Stable.
Cost:           200 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The Academy lets you train elite infantry units, including the Hoplite, 
Phalanx, and Centurion. Researching Architecture increases the hit 
points and decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
Academy will provide much more stronger hand-to-hand combat troops. 
These units may be slow moving but they does devastating damage. I would
recommend you to get this once you have sufficient wood in your stock
pile.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 2]     Archery Range
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks.
Cost:           150 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The Archery Range lets you train archers, including the Bowman, 
Improved Bowman, Composite Bowman, Chariot Archer, Elephant Archer, 
Horse Archer, and Heavy Horse Archer. You must build the Archery Range 
before you can build the Siege Workshop. Researching Architecture 
increases the hit points and decreases the construction time of this 
building.

TIPS
=====
Archers are great defensive troops. I will always recommended you to 
build this first over a Stable [unless you are playing as Yamato]. The 
Archer Range is an important requirement in order to build a Seige 
Weapon.

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[3 - 1 - 3]     Barracks
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.
Cost:           125 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The Barracks lets you train infantry, including the Clubman, Axeman, 
Slinger, Short Swordsman, Broad Swordsman, Long Swordsman, and Legion. 
You must build the Barracks before you can build the Archery Range, 
Siege Workshop, Stable, or Academy. Researching Architecture increases 
the hit points and decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
Here you will get cheap and strong infantry units. Imagine paying only
35 food and 15 gold you can get a Short Swordsman/Broad Swordsman/
Long Swordsman/Legion. I will always try to create a couple of them 
first in the game to defending the base. They can destroy Catapults in
seconds when combine with Bowmen for firing.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 4]     Dock
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.
Cost:           100 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The Dock lets you create boats, including the Fishing Boat, Fishing 
Ship, Trade Boat, Merchant Ship, Light Transport, Heavy Transport, 
Scout Ship, War Galley, Fire Galley, Trireme, Catapult Trireme, and 
Juggernaught. The Dock is also where fishing vessels deposit food and 
trade vessels deposit gold from trading. Researching Architecture 
increases the hit points and decreases the construction time of this 
building.

TIPS:
======
Without this in a water battlefield, you will bound to lose out as you
can't travel much. Naval vessels are deadly as they can also attack 
units on the land. But you really need a lot of wood. Normally you will
see a cargo icon which has a maximum number of 100. It will start to
drop when you perform a trade or create a naval vessel.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 5]     Government Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:           175 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The Government Center lets you build additional Town Centers and 
research technologies that improve your buildings and military units, 
including Writing, Architecture, Engineering, Logistics, Aristocracy, 
Alchemy, Nobility, and Ballistics. Researching Architecture increases 
the hit points and decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
======
A need for advance to Iron Age. It will provide the requirements for the
ultimate upgrade. It has a couple of important technology, not 
forgetting that it allows your villagers to build another Government 
Center.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 6]     Granary
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.
Cost:           120 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The Granary lets you build walls and towers, including the Small Wall, 
Medium Wall, Fortification, Watch Tower, Sentry Tower, Guard Tower, and 
Ballista Tower. You must research the Granary before you can build the 
Market. Foragers and farmers can deposit food from Farms and forage 
sites at the Granary instead of the Town Center. Researching 
Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the construction 
time of this building.

TIPS
======
Normally, I will have more than 1 Granary as you can deposit food in 
there from farming or foraging. The granary also allows you to research
defensive buildings such as Walls and the rocking defensive barrier, the
Towers. It is wisable to build farms to surround it [not to close or the 
farmers have to contour around the farm to deposit food.] or build near
a forage site.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[3 - 1 - 7]     Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary.
Cost:           150 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The Market lets you build Farms, pay Tribute to other civilizations, 
and research technologies that improve your military units and the 
effectiveness of your villagers, including Woodworking, Artisanship, 
Craftsmanship, Stone Mining, Siegecraft, Gold Mining, Coinage, 
Domestication, the Plow, Irrigation, and the Wheel. You must build the 
Market before you can build the Government Center or Temple. Researching 
Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the construction 
time of this building.

TIPS
=====
The Market is essential as it allows you to build Farms [which is 
extremely important when the food collecting resources are running low].
The Market allows you to build tribute to your allies. Tribute is a must
if you want to maintain an alliance with another civilization. The 
Market also allows you to research great technologies such as 
Woodcutting, etc.

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[3 - 1 - 8]     Siege Workshop
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks, build Archery Range.
Cost:           200 wood
Hit points:     350
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The Siege Workshop lets you build siege weapons, including the Stone 
Thrower, Catapult, Heavy Catapult, Ballista, and Helepolis. Researching 
Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the construction 
time of this building.

TIPS
======
Siege Weapons have high attacking power and range. They are ideal for
destroying buildings but their slow firing rate weakens them 
tremedously. 

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[3 - 1 - 9]     Stable
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Barracks.
Cost:           150 wood
Hit points:     350
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NOTES
=======
The Stable lets you train cavalry units, including the Scout, Camel 
Rider, Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract, Chariot, Scythe Chariot, War 
Elephant and Armored Elephant. You must build the Stable before you can 
build the Academy. Researching Architecture increases the hit points 
and decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
The Stable allows you to train cavalry units which civilizations such as
Yamato can't survive without it ^_^; Cavalry units have speed and for
the most of them has an edge over the infantry units.

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[3 - 1 - 10]    Storage Pit
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.
Cost:           120 wood
Hit points:     350
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NOTES
======
The Storage Pit lets you research technologies that improve the armor 
and attack strength of military units, including Toolworking, 
Metalworking, Metallurgy, the Bronze Shield, the Iron Shield, Leather 
Armor for Infantry, Scale Armor for Infantry, Chain Mail for Infantry, 
Leather Armor for Cavalry, Scale Armor for Cavalry, Chain Mail for 
Cavalry, Leather Armor for Archers, Scale Armor for Archers, Chain Mail 
for Archers and Tower Shield. Hunters, fishermen, and miners can 
deposit meat, fish, stone, wood, and gold at the Storage Pit instead of 
at the Town Center.Researching Architecture increases the hit points 
and decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
A must when you want to get resources quickly. Town Centers are 
expensive and hard to get. The Storage pit allows you to store food
from fishing or hunting, gold from gold mining/ stone from stone mining 
and wood from clearing of trees. The storage pit allows you to research
bonuses for attack and armor points. Sometimes also provide piercing 
armor. Build one near a forests/stone or gold mine to make effective
collection of stone/wood/gold. Rear gazelles near the storage before
dealt the final blow to reduce leakages.

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[3 - 1 - 11]    Temple
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:           200 wood
Hit points:     350
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NOTES
=======
The Temple lets you train Priests and research technologies that 
increase their powers, including Polytheism, Mysticism, Astrology, 
Monotheism, Afterlife, Jihad, Fanaticism, Martyrdom and Medicine. 
Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the 
construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
What makes gold useful in Age of Empires: Rise of Rome? They allows you
to get technologies which benefits Priests and villagers. Gold is
essential for creating Priests [the only units that could heal wounded
units.]

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[3 - 1 - 12]    Town Center
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
                Government Center.
Cost:           200 wood
Hit points:     600
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NOTES
=======
The Town Center lets you create villagers and advance to the next Age. 
It is also where villagers can deposit food, wood, gold, and stone. 
The Town Center supports four villagers, military units, or boats. 
Priests cannot convert Town Centers. After you build a Government 
Center, you can build additional Town Centers to expand your 
civilization's dominance and build Town Centers closer to distant 
resources. You can also replace your Town Center if it is destroyed in 
combat. Researching Architecture increases the hit points and 
decreases the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
You should know what it does. It create villagers and allows all sorts
of deposits. It is only building that allows you to proceed to the new
age.
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[3 - 2]        N o n  -  T e c h n o l o g y   B u i l d i n g s
________________________________________________________________________
The buildings does not creating of addition units, upgrades, research
new units. This buildings proves housing, food or defensive purposes.
Wonder is just a building that represents the might of an empire...

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[3 - 2 - 1]     Farm
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:           75 wood
Hit points:     50
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NOTES
======
The Farm provides a reliable supply of food, which can be gathered by 
a villager. Because Farms produce food at a fixed rate, assigning more 
than one villager to work a Farm does not increase its productivity. 
Farms eventually go fallow, in which case you can build another one.
Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the 
construction time of this building. Domestication, the Plow, and 
Irrigation increase Farm production.

TIPS
=====
You need a market to build one farm. Farm initially provides 250 food. 
Here is the food rate after each technology is researched:
325 food - after researching Domestication
375 food - after researching Plow
400 food - after researching Irrigation
Research does not causes existing farms to increase their food supply.

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[3 - 2 - 2]     House
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Age:            Stone
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center.
Cost:           30 wood
Hit points:     75
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NOTES
=======
A House supports up to four villagers, military units, or boats. You 
must have enough houses before you can create new units. If a House is 
destroyed, you do not lose the units it supported, but you must build 
new houses before you can build new villagers, military units, or 
boats. Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases 
the construction time of this building.

TIPS
=====
Housing is essential otherwise you will have limited troops. A house
support four units [includes villagers, infantry, cavalry, priests,
boats and seige weapons].

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[3 - 2 - 3]     Wonder
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Advance to the Iron Age.
Cost:           1000 wood, 1000 stone, 1000 gold
Hit points:     500
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NOTES
=======
Building a Wonder can be a victory condition that wins the game or it 
can provide score points. You can build more than one Wonder. 
Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the 
construction time of this building. BTW, it takes rather a long time to
build a Wonder. Make sure you have gather sufficient units to defend it
before decided to build it.

TIPS
=====
Wonders are huge buildings with 500 hit points! However it needed to be
guarded as it is a victory conditions if it stands for 1000 years. Note
that it will takes more than 100 minutes for 20 villagers to build a
Wonder. The higher the hit points, the more time is taken to build a 
Wonder.

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[3 - 2 - 4]     Small Wall
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Small Wall.
Research cost:  50 food
Cost:           5 stone
Hit points:     200
Research at:    Granary
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NOTES
======
The Small Wall is the weakest of the walls. Upgrades include the Medium 
Wall and Fortification. Walls are defensive structures that can be 
built around your empire or important areas. Villagers and military 
units cannot move through standing walls; however, they can attack the 
walls. Stone Throwers, Catapults, Heavy Catapults, Ballistas, and the 
Helepoplis are particularly effective for destroying walls.

TIPS
======
Walls are great pillars of defense for Bowmen. They could serve as a
great barrier against infantry units/cavalry. But Walls are pretty weak
against seige weapons due to attacking power. The structure of the wall
will change once it's linked up.

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[3 - 2 - 5]     Medium Wall
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Small Wall, 
                upgrade to Medium Wall.
Upgrade cost:   180 food, 100 stone
Cost:           5 stone
Hit points:     300
Upgrade of:     Small Wall
Upgrade at:     Granary
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NOTES
======
The Medium Wall has more hit points than the Small Wall. The Medium Wall 
can be upgraded to the Fortification. Walls are defensive structures 
that can be built around your empire or important areas. Villagers and 
military units cannot move through standing walls; however, they can 
attack the walls. Stone Throwers, Catapults, Heavy Catapults, Ballistas, 
and the Helepolis are particularly effective for destroying walls. 
Researching Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the 
construction time of this wall.

TIPS
======
Medium Wall is a much better defensive for having 300 Hit Points. It has
a same usage of Small Wall but with better hit points. It will normally 
takes 10 hits for a seige weapons to destroy it. 

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[3 - 2 - 6]     Fortification
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Small Wall, 
                upgrade to Medium Wall, upgrade to Fortification.
Upgrade cost:   300 food, 175 stone
Cost:           5 stone
Hit points:     400
Upgrade of:     Medium Wall
Upgrade at:     Granary
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NOTES
======
The Fortification is the ultimate wall. It has more hit points than the 
Medium Wall. Walls are defensive structures that can be built around 
your empire or important areas. Villagers and military units cannot 
move through standing walls, however, they can attack the walls. Stone 
Throwers, Catapults, Heavy Catapults, Ballistas, and the Helepoplis are 
particularly effective for destroying walls. Researching Architecture 
increases the hit points and decreases the construction time of this 
wall.

TIPS
======
Well, an increase of 100 hit points compared to a Medium Wall, this will
generally serves a better defense compared to others. BTW, it will be
stupid to just construct one single wall! To make it effective, have a
row of them and towers at the edges. Normally, I will start to fortify
my base once I have acquired sufficient amount of resources.

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[3 - 2 - 7]     Watch Tower
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Watch Tower.
Research cost:  50 food
Cost:           150 stone
Hit points:     100
Attack:         3
Armor:          –
Range:          5
Special:        Fire rate once/1.5 seconds.
Research at:    Granary
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NOTES
=======
The Watch Tower is the weakest of the towers. Upgrades include the 
Sentry Tower, Guard Tower, and Ballista Tower. Towers are defensive 
structures that fire missiles at enemy villagers and military units 
within range. Researching Architecture increases the hit points and 
decreases the construction time of this tower. Alchemy increases attack 
strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and 
Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS
======
Watch Towers are the same usage as archery units except they are 
immobile and have more hit points. Watch Tower is typically useful in 
guarding your base. 

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[3 - 2 - 8]     Sentry Tower
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Watch Tower, 
                upgrade to Sentry Tower.
Upgrade cost:   120 food, 50 stone
Cost:           150 stone
Hit points:     150
Attack:         4
Armor:          –
Range:          6
Special:        Fire rate once/1.5 seconds.
Upgrade of:     Watch Tower
Upgrade at:     Granary
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The Sentry Tower has more hit points, attack strength, and range than 
the Watch Tower. The Sentry Tower can be upgraded to the Guard Tower.
Towers are defensive structures that fire missiles at enemy villagers 
and military units within range. Researching Architecture increases the 
hit points and decreases the construction time of this tower. Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Woodworking, 
Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS
=====
A Sentry Tower that has not received any upgrades will be quite useless
against Composite Bowmen. So better get upgrades to make it more useful.

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[3 - 2 - 9]     Guard Tower
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Watch Tower, 
                upgrade to Sentry Tower, upgrade to Guard Tower.
Upgrade cost:   300 food, 100 stone
Cost:           150 stone
Hit points:     200
Attack:         6
Armor:          –
Range:          7
Special:        Fire rate once/1.5 seconds.
Upgrade of:     Sentry Tower
Upgrade at:     Granary

NOTES:
The Guard Tower has more hit points, attack strength, and range than 
the Sentry Tower. The Guard Tower can be upgraded to the Ballista Tower.
Towers are defensive structures that fire missiles at enemy villagers 
and military units within range. Researching Architecture increases the 
hit points and decreases the construction time of this tower. Alchemy 
increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Woodworking, 
Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.

TIPS
=====
It is getting a bit more stronger than the previous version. The 
longest range for archers are 7. Hence with a few upgrades, this unit 
can removed any infantry from the spot. Not mentioned Heavy Transport
as it is long range attacks. Prove to be deadly when use to defense
against naval vessels.

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[3 - 2 - 10]    Ballista Tower
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Granary, research Watch Tower, 
                upgrade to Sentry Tower, upgrade to Guard Tower, 
                research Ballistics, upgrade to Ballista Tower.
Upgrade cost:   1800 food, 750 stone
Cost:           150 stone
Hit points:     200
Attack:         20
Armor:          –
Range:          7
Special:        Fire rate once/3 seconds.
Upgrade of:     Guard Tower
Upgrade at:     Granary
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The Ballista Tower is the ultimate tower. It has more attack strength 
than the Guard Tower. You must research Ballistics before you can 
upgrade to the Ballista Tower. Towers are defensive structures that fire 
missiles at enemy villagers and military units within range. Researching 
Architecture increases the hit points and decreases the construction 
time of this tower. Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics 
increases accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase 
range.

TIP
====
Well with an improved attack power from 6 to 20, it is much more 
effective but quite weak when battle against groups for its reduced hit
rate. Still proves to be a deadly unit for defense against naval 
vessels.

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/ 4.0 \_________________________________________________________________
========================================================================
List of Technologies
========================================================================
Here you will find a complete list of technologies found in the game. I
have also included my comments and added new technologies. I have group
them according the research center. Technologies that can be found from
the Storage Pit will be grouped under the group "Technologies from the
Storage Pit". Technologies typically will make a civilization different
from others, hence it is worth to note it.

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[4 - 1]   Technologies from the Storage Pit
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Basically, all these technologies allows you to upgrade the attack 
points and armor points for the military group: infantry, cavalry and
Archers. Certain technologies are required to allow you to get the final
units such as the Cataphract, Armored Elephant and Heavy Horse Archer.
These technologies are cheap and reaching from 100 food to the maximum
of 250 food. Certain technologies required gold which ranges from 50 
gold to 400 gold. These technologies are extremely important when comes
to combat.

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[4 - 1 - 1]     Toolworking
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit.
Cost:           100 food
Benefit:        provides +2 attack for hand-to-hand units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
======
This technology is vital as it can get you better technologies as
you advance through the next age. This technologies allows units such
as infantry units and Cavalry units [except for the War Elephant and
Armored Elephnat units]. This technology allows these units to 
inflicit +2 damage. This technology will give the edge in combat. 
Hand-to-hand units includes infantry, villagers and cavalry only.
  

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[4 - 1 - 2]     Metalworking
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research 
                Toolworking.
Cost:           200 food, 120 gold
Benefit:        provides +2 attack for hand-to-hand units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=====
This technology is accessible if you have researched Toolworking. 
After you have researched Toolworking, the icon disappeared and will
be replaced by Metalworking. This technology actually nabs you another
+2 attack for hand-to-hand units. Added the effect of Toolworking, 
this nabs a total +4 attack points for any infantry units and cavalry 
units (except for War Elephant and Armored Elephant]

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[4 - 1 - 3]     Metallurgy
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research 
                Toolworking, research Metalworking.
Cost:           300 food, 180 gold
Benefit:        provides +3 attack for hand-to-hand units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=======
You must research Metallurgy before you can upgrade to the Cataphract. 
After you have researched both Toolworking and Metalworking, the icon
of "Research Metalworking" will disappear and being replaced by 
Metallurgy as soon as you approaches the new Age. Added the effect of
Toolworking and Metalworking, this nabs a grand total of +7 attack 
points for any infantry units and cavalry units (except for War
Elephant and Armored Elephant)

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[4 - 1 - 4]     Bronze Shield
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit.
Cost:           150 food, 180 gold
Benefit:        +1 infantry armor against Ballista, Helepolis, missile 
                weapons and Slingers
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=====
Even though receiving armor upgrades from Leather Armor, Scale Armor
and Chain, these armor still can't reduced the damage by missile 
weapons (Archers group, Towers, Scout Ship, War Galley and Trireme).
Therefore, it is essential to research Bronze Shield. This increases
piercing armor for any infantry unit. (including Slingers)

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[4 - 1 - 5]     Iron Shield 
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Bronze 
                Shield.
Cost:           200 food, 320 gold
Benefit:        +1 infantry armor against Ballista, Helepolis, missile 
                weapons and Slingers
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=======
A better piercing armor for infantry units, nab a total of +2 piercing 
armor. You must research Bronze Shield before you could research Iron 
Shield. All infantry units will recieve this armor upgrade and applies 
to Slingers too. So what's the use of this armor? Refer to the section
on "Bronze Shield" for more details. This technology is required for 
Armored Elephant.

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[4 - 1 - 6]     Tower Shield                                       [NEW]
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Bronze
                Shield, research Iron Shield.
Cost:           250 food, 400 gold
Benefit:        +1 infantry armor against Ballista, Helepolis, missile
                weapon and Slingers.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=======
A new technology for better piercing armor for infantry units nab a
total of +3 piercing armor. You must research Iron Shield before 
you can research Tower Shield.

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[4 - 1 - 7]     Leather Armor for Archers
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit.
Cost:           100 food
Benefit:        +2 armor for Archery Range units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=====
Leather Armor add +2 armor Archery Range units. This helps to reduce
damage by two. Remember armor is important as it helps to reduce attack
points and allows the unit to withstand a higher amount of damage. This
is the primary armor for archery units.

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[4 - 1 - 8]     Scale Armor for Archers
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Archers.
Cost:           125 food, 50 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Archery Range units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=====
From the previous upgrade of Leather Armor, the Scale Armor provides 
another addition of +2 armor. This means a Clubman without upgrade will
does zero damage on a Bowman! 

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[4 - 1 - 9]     Chain Mail for Archers
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Archers., research Scale Armor for Archers.
Cost:           150 food, 100 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Archery Range units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
======
You must research before you can upgrade to the Heavy Horse Archer. The
Heavy Horse Archer is a deadly sniper and I would recommend it to 
research this technology. This is tertiary armor for Archery units.

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[4 - 1 - 10]    Leather Armor for Cavalry
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit.
Cost:           125 food
Benefit:        +2 armor for Stable units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=====
Cavalry are deadly against infantry but they will not last for long 
against a group of them. Hence I recommend that you get this armor as
soon as possible if you are playing as the Yamato. 

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[4 - 1 - 11]    Scale Armor for Cavalry
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Cavalry.
Cost:           150 food, 50 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Stable units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=====
Added a +4 armor which could reduce a Short Swordsman's attack to 3. The
Scale Armor generally is an additioned to the leather armor providing 
more defense.

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[4 - 1 - 12]    Chain Mail for Cavalry
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Cavalry, research Scale Armor for Cavalry.
Cost:           175 food, 100 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Stable units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=====
A Cataphract without this, will not be considered as the most damaging
unit. Defense is equally important with attacks. The Chain Mail, along
with the previous class of armor, added a pillar of whooping +6 to
defence for a cavalry. Hence do considering to spend some resources to
get them while playing cavalry support civilization such as Yamato.

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[4 - 1 - 13]    Leather Armor for Infantry
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Age:            Tool
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit.
Cost:           75 food
Benefit:        +2 armor for Barracks and Academy units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=====
While playing the Ascent of Egypt Learning, this armor is critically 
important as it will prolonged the life of Axeman and Swordsmen. An 
additional of +2 will make an Axeman to be deadly against most primary
units. 

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[4 - 1 - 14]    Scale Armor for Infantry
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Age:            Bronze
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Infantry.
Cost:           100 food, 50 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Barracks and Academy units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIPS
=====
Another additional +2 armor to the current existing armor could easily
make an infantry unit much more harder to kill. It will be way too 
strong to battle against villagers.

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[4 - 1 - 15]    Chain Mail for Infantry
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Age:            Iron
Prerequisites:  Build Town Center, build Storage Pit, research Leather 
                Armor for Infantry, research Scale Armor for Infantry.
Cost:           125 food, 100 gold
Benefit:        +2 armor for Barracks and Academy units.
Research at:    Storage Pit
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TIPS
=====
The ultimate armor which removes the cavalry bonus along with a deflict 
of -1 attack point. But will not still last long for a Legion to battle
against a Cataphract, but it will be a different case if it is a two-to-
one. This makes the Logistics technology rather useful for people whom
preferred to use infantry. Centurions will be even more deadly by the 
way.
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[4 - 2]      Technologies from the Government Center
________________________________________________________________________
Great technologies can be researched from the Government Center. This
building allows to recieved upgrades on attacking power, increased hit 
points, increased speed, increased accuracy, increased range and allows
building time to be shorten. Certain technologies allow you to research
best units such as the Scythe Chariot, the Centurion, Ballista Tower 
and the ultimate navel vessel, the Juggernaught.

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[4 - 2 - 1]   Architecture
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          150 food, 175 wood
Benefit:       +33% faster building construction time; +20% hit points 
               of buildings and walls.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
The art and science of designing and constructing buildings arose from 
the practical need to provide first shelter, then storage for food 
reserves, and then defenses for both. One of the specializations that 
appeared in the first towns was the builder whose skills and techniques 
continue to evolve today. Builders and architects worked with the 
materials available to construct buildings and fortifications. Over 
time new techniques of architecture improved the efficiency, strength, 
and utility of construction.

TIPS
=====
Typically this technology just increase 20% of hit points and reduce the
construction time by 33%. Better get this as it helps to reduce the 
time, the Wonder is built.

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[4 - 2 - 2]   Nobility
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          175 food, 120 gold
Benefit:       +15% hit points of cavalry units, Camel Rider, Chariot, 
               Scythe Chariot, Chariot Archer, Horse Archer, and Heavy 
               Horse Archer.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
Within ancient tribal groups an early hierarchical structure centered 
around the strongman, who probably took power in a physical contest, 
led the group, and enjoyed special privileges. As populations increased, 
the hierarchy expanded. Layers of nobility, a class of society 
privileged due to fighting prowess or wealth, grew between the 
strongman, or king, and common people and slaves. The nobility served 
as administrators and sub-commanders of the army. Examples of nobility 
were the Persian satraps, who ruled provinces of the Persian Empire, 
and Alexander the Great's Companions, who commanded parts of his army 
and formed the core of his heavy cavalry squadrons. This technology is
required for Scythe Chariot.

TIPS
=====
All troops that has horses/camel will be given a bonus hit points of 20%
This technology will make the Yamato player to become more deadly. 
Remember that an increase in hit points always lead to an unit to last
for a longer period.

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[4 - 2 - 3]   Writing
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          200 food, 75 gold
Benefit:       Shared exploration with allies.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
The advance of writing is benchmark technology often used to separate 
those cultures that were civilized from those that were barbaric. The 
key importance of writing is that it allowed information to be stored 
and passed on easily, thereby accelerating the accumulation and spread 
of knowledge. Writing is believed to have been invented between 4000 
and 3000 BC in Sumeria. The first writing was in simple pictures called 
pictograms that gradually evolved into symbols representing the picture. 
Egyptian hieroglyphics first appeared between 3300 and 3100 BC, and are 
thought to have been inspired by cuneiform, the Sumerian symbolic 
writing. Writing appeared in China after 1600 BC.

TIPS
=====
Nothing much except you will uncover fog/reveal map when you are allied 
with another civilization. 

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[4 - 2 - 4]   Logistics                                           [NEW]
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build
               Governement Center
Cost:          180 food, 100 gold
Benefit:       Barracks units count as 1/2 unit toward population limit.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
=======
This means that you can essentially exceeds the population limit by 
training more Barrack units. For example if the population limit is 50
and you build 20 normal units, you can train 60 Barracks units (for a 
total of 80 units) without exceeding the population limit.
The science of supplying armies on the march was called logistics. The 
Assyrians were the first great armry to employ logistics consistently,
and thus allowed them to operate regularly at great distances from 
their home bases. Armies on campaign needed food, forage for animals,
equipment, armor and weapons. In most cases, food was acquired from the 
countryside through the which the army was moving. But if any army was 
forced to retire. The tools of logistics were supply wagons, pack 
animals, depot, and troops to keep the roads open. The great conquerors 
of antiquity mastered logistics.

TIPS
=====
This technology could make a difference between the long war between
cavalries and infantry. Infantry are strong when they are group together
as the cavalry can only focus on one infantry only. Logistics make use
of the phrase "the more the merrier" and it has proven. I have seen 2
Long Swordsmen defeat a Cavalry with little injuries. 

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[4 - 2 - 5]   Aristocracy
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          175 food, 150 gold
Benefit:       +25% speed of Academy units.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
You must research Aristocracy before you can upgrade to the Centurion. 
The Aristocracy was a privileged class, usually hereditary, that arose 
within many cultures. Aristocrats generally derived their power from 
control of farmland and the attendant infrastructure of people, towns, 
and manufacturing-supported food production. They kept power at the 
pleasure of the ruler, as long as they acceded to his wishes. 
Aristocrats may also have had military responsibility, especially when 
on the frontier of the kingdom or empire. In many cultures the 
aristocrats provided the senior officer corps or elite troops of the 
army. Commanders of the armies and navies of Athens, for example, were 
elected from among the aristocracy of landowners.

TIPS
=====
A typcially important technology when you want the cream of crop in
infantry, the deadly Centurions. I guess what makes the Centurion slow
moving perhaps due to long sword and heavy armor, they carry with them.
Even though with Aristocracy researched, the Centurion is still a slow
moving unit.

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[4 - 2 - 6]   Alchemy
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          250 food, 200 gold
Benefit:       +1 attack for Slingers, siege weapons and missile 
               weapons. +6 Fire Galley attack, +2 Ballista/Helepolis
               attack
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
The beginnings of chemistry can be traced back to ancient attempts to 
make gold and silver out of base metals, to find a universal cure for 
disease, and to discover secrets of prolonging life. The experiments 
and secrecy of the alchemists gave them an aura of mystery and magic. 
Alchemists were both feared and sought out for help. In an ancient world 
of little scientific understanding, mystery and magic had power.

TIPS
=====
Archery units/seige weapons/Slingers can get a bonus of +1 attack 
points which make them much more useful compared to infantry in the
later stages. But keep them out from the reach of infantry as they have
crappy defenses and low hit points. A +6 attack for the Fire Galley will
causes it to be more deadly. Another additional bonus meant for the 
expansion is the addition of +2 attack for the Ballista or Helepolis.

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[4 - 2 - 7]   Ballistics
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          200 food, 50 gold
Benefit:       Increases the accuracy of missile weapons and siege 
               weapons by allowing a unit to fire where the target is 
               predicted to be when the weapon strikes, as opposed to 
               where the target is when the weapon is fired.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
You must research Ballistics before you can upgrade to the Ballista 
Tower. The use of missile weapons for war presented challenges that 
hunting with the bow did not. Hunters stalked game and shot ideally at a 
stationary target. War targets were often armored, partially shielded, 
or moving. Effective use of the bow and other missile weapons required 
tactics and training. Bowmen of low skill were taught to fire in 
barrages at an area rather than at specific targets. Better-trained 
archers learned to shoot for specific parts of the target, including the 
horses of chariots or cavalry. Ballistics, the study of projectile 
flight, was derived from the name of an ancient missile weapon, the 
Ballista.

TIPS
======
If you want to convert the Guard Tower to a Ballista Tower, you really
need this technology. BTW, it also allows the seige weapons/missile
weapons have better accuracy. Seige weapons includes all units that you
can train from the Seige Workshop and missile weapons include Archery
units along with Slingers.

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[4 - 2 - 8]   Engineering
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Government Center.
Cost:          200 food, 100 wood
Benefit:       +2 range for siege weapons.
Research at:   Government Center
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NOTES
======
You must research Engineering before you can upgrade to the 
Juggernaught. Ancient engineers were able to build remarkable structures 
even though the raw materials and tools with which they could work were 
often limited. The Egyptian pyramids, for example, were built of 
multiton stone blocks using only the fulcrum and lever, wedge, ramp, 
sledge, and rollers. The pyramid builders of 2600 BC used tools made 
only of wood and copper. Advances in engineering were slow and based 
primarily on practical experience until advances in mathematics, 
especially from the Greeks, led to new experimentation and techniques.

TIPS
=====
A technology that is required when you want to create the ultimate naval
vessel, Juggernaught. It also add another 2 range for Seige weapons 
which could remove them from the woes of the Composite Bowmen.
________________________________________________________________________

[4 - 3]      Technologies for the Market
________________________________________________________________________
Here you will find the list of Technologies for the Market. Typically,
they are rather tedious to get but there are good technologies which
helps to give you bonuses such as provide more food for each farm.

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[4 - 3 - 1 ]   Artisanship
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Woodworking.
Cost:          170 food, 150 wood
Benefit:       +1 range for missile weapons; +2 woodcutting ability.
Research at:   Market
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NOTES
======
The discovery and use of first copper and then the much more useful 
bronze for tools and weapons was a dramatic leap in technology. Bronze, 
especially, possessed a hardness, strength, and ability to hold an edge 
that far surpassed the best stone tools, making it much more useful when 
working with stone, wood, hides, meat, and other materials. Cultures 
that used bronze had a decided economic and military advantage over 
those that did not.

TIPS
======
With this technology researched, missile weapons such as Archery units
will get an additional of +1 range and villagers will get +2 for their
woodcutting ability, they will gather 14 wood instead of the previous 10
wood.

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[4 - 3 - 2]    Coinage
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Gold Mining.
Cost:          200 food, 100 gold
Benefit:       +25% gold mine productivity; free tribute to other 
               civilizations.
Research at:   Market
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NOTES
======
The first true coins were minted in ancient Lydia, now part of modern 
Turkey. These first coins were made from electrum, a naturally occurring 
malleable alloy of gold and silver. Coins, and money in general, proved 
an important facilitator of trade and economic progress. Money acted as 
a storehouse of value, a medium of exchange, and a standard of value, as 
it continues to do today. Following the conquest of the Persian Empire, 
the concept of coinage was adopted by the Greeks and spread by them 
throughout the Hellenistic world.

TIPS
======
If you want to maintain an ally with another civilization, tribute is
extremely important. Coinage eliminates the fee [25%] which means you 
will be giving 100 food without an additional of 25 food. It also allows
another 25% productivity in mining for gold which is really good.

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[4 - 3 - 3]    Craftsmanship
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Woodworking, research Artisanship.
Cost:          240 food, 200 wood
Benefit:       +1 range for missile weapons; +2 woodcutting ability.
Research at:   Market
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NOTES
=======
You must research Craftsmanship before you can upgrade to the Helepolis. 
The discovery of inexpensive ways to make iron was as great a 
technological leap over bronze making as bronze was over stone. Iron 
surpassed bronze in every critical characteristic—hardness, strength, 
and ability to hold an edge before needing to be resharpened—plus one. 
Iron was much easier to acquire than were copper and tin, making it 
available to all cultures and for all uses. Historians consider the 
ability to make and use iron one of the distinctions between a barbaric 
and civilized culture.

TIPS
=====
Villagers will get 16 wood instead of the previous and becomes more 
effective. Missile weapons such as Archery units can get another 
additional bonus +1 range. This technology is required when you want to
upgrade to the Helepolis.

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[4 - 3 - 4]    Domestication
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Age:           Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:          200 food, 50 wood
Benefit:       +75 Farm productivity.
Research at:   Market
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NOTES
=======
The revolution in agriculture involved both the development of farming 
and the domestication of animals. The ability to control and manage 
herds of milk- and meat-producing animals also served to free humans 
from the drudgery and desperation of continual hunting and gathering. 
Herding did not lead necessarily to a sedentary village life, however. 
The need to find pasture often meant that herding societies remained 
nomadic, at least for part of the year. Domesticated sheep and goats 
first appear in the archaeological record around 7500 BC in the Zagros 
Mountainsto the east of the Tigris and Euphrates River valleys. Cattle 
were domesticated around 6000 BC in both the Sahara and Egypt, perhaps 
near simultaneously. Domestication of cattle alone may have been 
responsible for a doubling of world human population in a few 
generations.

TIPS
======
This technology will increase the farm productivity from 250 food to 
325 food. Note that it does not affect existing farms.

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[4 - 3 - 5]    Gold Mining
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Age:           Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:          120 food, 100 wood
Benefit:       +3 gold mining ability.
Research at:   Market
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NOTES
=======
Gold washed down from hills and mountains was probably the first metal 
with which humans experimented. It was sufficiently soft and pure to be 
fashioned easily into objects of beauty for adornment and trade. The 
value of gold remained high as populations increased because the demand 
for it continued to exceed supply. Because of this value, the trail of 
gold was followed back to the source of the alluvial nuggets. Gold 
mining was developed to obtain ore from which the pure metal could be 
extracted. Many of the most beautiful objects that survive from 
antiquity are made of gold, including hundreds of items from the 
Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamen’s tomb.

TIPS
======
With Gold Mining researched, the villagers can get 13 gold each time
instead of 10. Quite a good technology as it helps to increase 
productivity.

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[4 - 3 - 6]    Irrigation
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Domestication, research Plow.
Cost:          300 food, 100 wood
Benefit:       +75 Farm productivity.
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
One of the key steps in the agricultural revolution was understanding 
and managing irrigation. Observation of the natural world revealed 
eventually the relationship between planted seeds, good soils, sunlight, 
water, and resultant crops. Large-scale irrigation in both Mesopotamia 
and Egypt turned the rich but arid soils near the rivers into rich 
farmlands and made possible the rise of the first great civilizations on 
earth. Building the dams and channels to irrigate these lands required 
sophistication in government, construction, and engineering not seen 
previously in any society.

TIPS
======
Well, this is really good as it gives addition of +75 which makes each
farm giving 475 food! [which is almost 3 berry bushes!]

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[4 - 3 - 7]    Plow
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Domestication.
Cost:          250 food, 75 wood
Benefit:       +75 Farm productivity.
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The first agriculturists planted seeds by hand using digging sticks to 
open the ground. The invention of the plow made it possible to more 
easily prepare farmland for planting. The plow ripped open long rows for 
seeding, burying unwanted plants and cutting unwanted roots in the 
process. When pulled behind domesticated animals, such as oxen, food 
production per farmer and per acre again increased. The plow has 
continued to evolve since ancient times. For example, U.S. President 
Thomas Jefferson invented an improved version.

TIPS
=====
Plow is typically an add-on to the Domestication. Plow provides 
additional 75 food, which tally up to 400 food per farm.

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[4 - 3 - 8]    Siegecraft
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, research 
               Stone Mining.
Cost:          190 food, 100 stone
Benefit:       +3 stone mining ability; villagers can destroy walls and 
               towers. +1 attack and range for Slingers
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
You must research Siegecraft before you can upgrade to the Heavy 
Catapult. Despite the written records and depictions of cities and 
fortifications being stormed with the aid of siege equipment, starvation 
was the only certain and effective way to take strongholds before the 
gunpowder age. The defender of a strong position, with adequate troops, 
food, and water, had all the advantages. Physical assault of strongholds 
was a difficult proposition accomplished regularly only by those armies 
possessing siegecraft—the necessary equipment, resolve, leadership, 
élan, discipline, and skill. Examples from ancient history were the army 
of Alexander the Great that conducted 20 sieges over a ten-year period, 
most after the fall of the Persian Empire; the Hittites, the Assyrians, 
and the Romans.

TIPS
======
A better technology when another addition of +3 stone mining. They will
gather 16 stone each trip compared to the previous 13 per stone mining.
It also allows villagers to destroy walls and towers. Note that it also
add +1 attack and +1 range for the Slingers.

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[4 - 3 - 9]    Stone Mining
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Age:           Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:          100 food, 50 stone
Benefit:       +3 stone mining ability.
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
Wood for building was scarce in most places where civilizations first 
arose. Vast forests just did not exist in these predominately arid 
regions. The principle building material for common uses was mud bricks, 
sun-dried at first and then fire baked. In some areas important 
structures such as temples, palaces, tombs, and fortifications were 
built of stone when it was available. Much information about ancient 
Egypt was preserved because of the permanence of stone. Equivalent 
structures in Mesopotamia collapsed into mounds of earth after many 
centuries of neglect and weathering. Acquiring non-wood building 
materials through brick making or quarrying was the object of Stone 
Mining.

TIPS
=====
Same as for Gold mining. Research Stone mining increase efficiency of
stone mining as the villager will collect 13 stone instead of 10 stone
per trip.

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[4 - 3 - 10]   Wheel
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:          175 food, 75 wood
Benefit:       +30% villager speed.
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
You must research the Wheel before you can build a Chariot or Chariot 
Archer. The use of the wheel for transport was discovered in Sumeria 
sometime after 3400 BC and derived from the potter's wheel that appeared 
first. The Sumerians learned that in a small cart, a donkey could pull a 
load equal to three times what it could carry on its back. The wheel 
revolutionized transport and had an important impact on the battlefield 
as well. By the Bronze Age, chariot archers were dominating warfare on 
the open plains. The wheel was apparently used only for children's toys 
in ancient America, probably because of the rough geography and the lack 
of an animal like the ox or horse. It is also required to build a Scythe
Chariot.

TIPS
=====
The Wheel allows you to build Chariots, Sycthe Chariot, Chariot Archer
when research. It also increases the speed of villager.

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[4 - 3 - 11]   Woodworking
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Age:           Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market.
Cost:          120 food, 75 wood
Benefit:       +1 range for missile weapons; +2 woodcutting ability.
Research at:   Market
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
The small stone blades that characterized the New Stone Age (neolithic 
period) made possible finer techniques in many areas, including 
woodworking. The larger and more unwieldy stone tools of the past were 
capable of crude cutting and carving only. Better woodworking improved 
other tools and weapons, making possible the bow and arrow and spear 
thrower.

TIPS
=====
Missile weapons units such as Archery Units, Towers, Slingers will get 
an additional range and Villagers will gather 12 wood per trip instead
of 10 wood.

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[4 - 4]      Technologies for the Temple
________________________________________________________________________
Technologies that are researched from temple normally benefits the 
Priests and villagers. A Priest can enjoy benefits such as movement 
increase by 30%, double hit points, etc. This technology generally 
consumes a lot of gold, so get a couple of gold miners/merchant boats to
gather gold through mining/trading.

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[4 - 4 - 1]   Astrology
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          150 gold
Benefit:       Priests convert enemy units 30% faster.
Research at:   Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
Ancient observers of the stars and the heavens noted the correlation 
between the sun, the seasons, and the success of crops. The study of 
celestial events was an early step in the attempt to understand and 
control the uncertainties of life and became an important part of many 
early religions. The sun god Ra, for example, was the most powerful of 
the Egyptian gods. Priests who could determine the start and end of the 
growing season, foretell the phases of the moon, and predict terrifying 
eclipses greatly enhanced their power in society. The power of 
astrologers increased when their subjects believed that the influence 
of the stars and planets on human affairs could be divined from 
celestial positions and aspects.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 2]   Mysticism
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          120 gold
Benefit:       Priest hit points doubled.
Research at:   Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
Mysticism was a spiritual discipline that sought to achieve contact with 
gods or other perceived realities through contemplation, trances, or 
meditation. It was induced or enhanced by drugs in some cases, and it 
was part of many ancient beliefs. For religions seeking to explain the 
great unknown, the apparent ability to communicate through media unknown 
to the average person was a powerful selling point. Because people dream 
every night, it was a logical step to believe that a few members of the 
group could somehow make sense of dreams or see through the confusion to 
communicate with another dimension.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 3]   Polythesim
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Age:           Bronze
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          120 gold
Benefit:       Priest movement speed 40% faster.
Research at:   Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The first religions embraced a multitude of gods, each associated with 
one aspect of life. There might have been a sun god, a moon god, a god 
of the forest, a god of the river, and so on. The multitude of gods was 
useful in understanding how the world worked and in directing petition 
and prayer for specific help and relief. The existence of multiple gods 
increased the power of priests because each god had special needs and 
abilities that needed interpretation. The ancient Egyptians, for example, 
worshipped around 2000 gods. Many of these were only local deities, but 
others were held sacred throughout the country.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 4]   Fanaticism
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          150 gold
Benefit:       Priests rejuvenate 50% faster after converting a unit.
Research at:   Temple
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NOTES
======
You must research Fanaticism before you can upgrade to Legion. Religion 
evolved to provide a spiritual foundation and understanding to life once 
humans became sufficiently intelligent to ponder the great terrifying 
questions of our existence. A disturbing byproduct of the spread of 
religion was fanaticism—the intense, unquestioning devotion to the ideas 
and leadership of other humans. Fanatics were capable of any act, even 
at great risk to their lives, and were especially dangerous enemies in 
war.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 5]   Monotheism
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          350 gold
Benefit:       Priests can convert enemy Priests and buildings (except 
               Town Centers and Wonders).
Research at:   Temple
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NOTES
======
The belief that there is only one God has evolved from the Persian 
religion of Zoroastrianism down through Judaism to many of the more 
popular religions of today. Whether monotheism is an advancement or not 
is a subjective question. The widespread popularity over time and the 
fervor of adherents indicates that monotheistic religions have more 
successfully met the requirements of a religion than other beliefs that 
have fallen aside.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 6]   Afterlife
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          275 gold
Benefit:       +3 Priest range so they can convert units from farther 
               away.
Research at:   Temple
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NOTES
======
An important question that ancient religions attempted to address was 
what happens when people die. Many religions held that there was an 
afterlife, a place or existence that continued once a person’s time on 
earth ended. The promise of an attractive afterlife was a powerful 
inducement for behavior that conformed to the goals of a particular 
religion. Fervent believers in an afterlife might give up their lives 
to serve their gods. Well-considered religions that offered a good 
return for acceptance, including an attractive afterlife, grew more in 
power and influence than those that did not. Christianity, for example, 
promised everlasting life to everyone of faith, not just to the rich 
buried in great tombs with servants and goods.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 7]   Jihad
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Age:           Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, build 
               Temple.
Cost:          120 gold
Benefit:       Increases the attack, speed, and hit points of villagers 
               and decreases their gathering efficiency.
Research at:   Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
The word jihad can mean a crusade or struggle, and comes from the holy 
war of Islam directed against all that defied the word of God as written 
in the Koran. The equivalent of jihad can occur in any society brought 
to a peak of emotion by religious fervor or other means. The value of 
the jihad to society is that the people caught up in the emotion of the 
enterprise place their best interests, even their lives, second to the 
purpose of the crusade. The jihad was especially effective at a most 
desperate time when survival of the group hung in the balance.

TIPS
=====

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[4 - 4 - 8]   Martyrdom                                           [NEW]
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Age:          Iron
Prerequistes: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market and build
              Temple.
Cost:         600 gold
Benefit:      Sacrifice Priest to instantly covert enemy unit (except
              Priest)
Research at:  Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
=======
Fervent believers who refused to renounce their religion at the risk of
death were called martyrs. Witnessing the death of a martyr had a 
powerful effect on anyone of weak faith. The cause of Christianity, for
example was strengthened by the spectacle of believers who willingly 
chose death over conversion to a pagan religion then accepted by the 
Romans

TIPS
======
How to convert using Martyrdom? Here is the method:
1. Click a Priest and then right click the enemy to convert.
2. After the Priest satrts converting [you will hear "haiyoo.." [is 
   that the correct rythm?], press DELETE, The priest will be killed
   and the unit is instantly converted. I haven't tested this on the
   heroes yet, but I myself believe that they do possess strong faith...

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[4 - 4 - 9]   Medicine                                            [NEW]
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Age:          Iron
Prerequistes: Build Town Center, build Granary, build Market, and build
              Temple
Cost:         150 gold
Benefit:      Increase Priest healing rate
Research at:  Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTES
======
Through trial and error, humans learned that certain herbs and plant 
products possessed medicinal qualities. The invention of writing made it
possible to record this knowledge and pass it on to following 
generations by method other than oral transmission. The science of 
medicine progressed gradually improving quality and length of life.

TIPS
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/ 5.0 \_________________________________________________________________
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Gameplay
========================================================================
Here you will find a detailed section that teaches you about playing 
Age of Empires and Age of Empires: Rise of Rome. Here you will find a
lot of useful information for playing AOE and AOE: Rise of Rome. 
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/ 5.1 \_________________________________________________________________
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The Basics
========================================================================
Here I will cover units on the basics of playing the game, including 
moving an unit/group, ordering a command, etc. I have also added some
tips in grouping and about diplomacy.

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[5 - 1 - 1]   Moving an Unit / a group
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** This applies to all units except for buildings and towers. **
Just simply click any unit. Next right-click the area where you wished
the unit moves towards it.

Moving an unit/ a group using Wave Points
==========================================
Just simply select an unit. Next hold the SHIFT key and then right-
click each point along the path. A waypoint marker appears. Next
Release the SHIFT key and then right-click the last point of your path.
The unit or group moves along the path that you have already created.

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[5 - 1 - 2]   Ordering a Command
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** This applies to all units except for buildings and towers. **
Just simply click any unit. Next right-click the area where you wished
the unit to excute the command.

* For the case of military units (except for Priest and buildings)
==================================================================
Just simply click any infantry unit, archer unit, cavalry unit, boat 
unit, villagers and towers. Next right-click the unit that you wished 
to attack. The unit will move to it and attack. For the case of Archer 
units, they will start attacking when the enemy unit is within their
range. For the case of the watch tower, it will shoot any enemy within
the range.

* For the case of Villagers
============================
When clicking a villager and next right-click the unit:
1. A tree: the villager will change his occupation into a woodcutter
   and could chop down trees for wood.
2. A berry bush: the villager will change his occupation into a forager
   and could forage berry bushes for food.
3. A lion/ a gazelle/ an elephant/ an alligator: the villager change 
   his occupation into a hunter and could hunt these animals for food.
4. A shore fish: the villager will change his occupation into a 
   fisherman and could fish for food.
5. A damaged building / a damaged boat: the villager will change his 
   occupation into a repairman and could repair buildings/boats by 
   restoring hit points.
6. A farm: the villager will change his occupation into a farmer and
   could farm for food.
7. A building site: the villager will change his occupation into a 
   builder and could build buildings [you will see the outline 
   structure of buildings with materials lying on the ground.]
8. An enemy unit: the villager will change back to "Villager" (if he
   was doing something else) and will attack the enemy.

* For the case of Priests
==========================
When clicking a villager and then right-click:
1. An enemy unit: the priest will be able to convert that unit [
   regardless of any unit except for Wonder and Town Center] provided
   if he has sufficient rejuvenation. 
2. An allied unit/ own unit: the priest will be able to heal lost hit
   points for that particular unit. Healing takes time, and this 
   applies to convert, except it does not required rejuvenation.

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[5 - 1 - 3]   Ordering an unit to stand ground
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Stand ground typically makes the units to be alert status where they 
immediately attack a unit once they have seen an enemy unit.

Just click a military unit or boat. next click the Stand Ground button. 
The military unit or boat remains in the location. It only attacks an 
enemy villager, military unit, boat, building, or wall within its range. 
To clear the Stand Ground order, move the unit. Remember to check 
Diplomacy or the unit will not attack even though it is being attacked!

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[5 - 1 - 4]   Ordering an Area Attack
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Area Attacks can damage an aerial based damage, effecting units that
were within the area.

The Stone Thrower, Catapult, Heavy Catapult, Catapult Trireme, and 
Juggernaught, which cause area of effect damage, can fire at a general 
area instead of at a specific target, such as a military unit or 
building. The area attack could remove any tree that is within its
area.

Just click a Stone Thrower, Catapult, Heavy Catapult, Catapult Trireme, 
or Juggernaught. Click the Attack Ground button, and then click a 
location on the map. This also applies to some of the secret units.

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[5 - 1 - 5]  Grouping 
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This is following an important command where it allows you to group the
units into groups. Frankly speaking, grouping allows you to move the 
unit more faster compared to the click-and-drag over the units that you
desired.

Select a group of units
=======================
To form a group, just simply drag the mouse pointer over the villagers, 
military units, or boats you want to group. Or hold down the CTRL key 
and click each unit. 

Create a Group of units
=======================
To create a group. Select a group (as described above), and then click 
the Group button. When you click one member of the group, the other 
members are also selected.

Disband a group a group of units
=================================
To ungroup units. Click a member of the group, and then click the 
Ungroup button. This command allows you to disband members that you do
not wished to assign to the group.

Assigning a number to a group
==============================
To assign a number to a group. First of all, select a group. next press 
CTRL and the number to assign to the group. For example, to assign the 
number 2 to a group, press CTRL+2. The number appears in the lower-left 
corner of each unit in the group. To select the group, press the number 
assigned to it. For example, to select group 2, press the 2 key. You 
can select groups ranging from 0 ~ 9

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[5 - 1 - 6]   Transporting an unit
------------------------------------------------------------------------
To get units from one shore to another, you really require to get a 
transport vessel such as the Light Transport. Well, I wonder when will
there be a transport vessel on the land?

Loading a transport vessel
===========================   
Build a Light Transport or Heavy Transport at the Dock. Next click a 
villager, military unit, or Artifact (or select a group), and then 
right-click the transport vessel to load. The units are loaded onto the 
transport. NOTE: when you have a group of six members entering a Light
Transport, there will be one member left outside the vessel. 

There is an alternate method: First of all, click an unit that you 
wished to place it inside the transport vessel. Next right-click the
vessel and the unit will approach the vessel. 

Unload a transport vessel
==========================
To unload a transport vessel, click on the transport vessel. Next click 
the Unload button. Lastly, click a location on shore or in shallows.
Alternate method: Just simply click the vessel and then right-click the
shores of the land and the vessel will approaches there and unload.

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[5 - 1 - 7]   Diplomacy
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Click the Diplomacy button on the menu bar. [the menu bar is located at
the top-right hand corner]. Next select your diplomatic stance toward 
each of the other players:

Ally –    Your military units do not attack other players' buildings, 
          villagers, military units, or boats.
Neutral – Your military units attack all buildings and military units 
          (but not villagers) who enter their sight.
Enemy –   Your military units (except Scouts) attack all buildings, 
          military units, and villagers who enter their sight.

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[5 - 1 - 8]   Allied Victory
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Click the Diplomacy button on the menu bar. Set your diplomatic stance 
to Ally for each civilization on your team. All players who want to 
pursue an allied victory must do this. Click Allied Victory. All 
players who want to pursue an allied victory must do this.

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[5 - 1 - 9]   Tribute
------------------------------------------------------------------------
To pay tribute, just click the Diplomacy button on the menu bar. next 
click the resource(s) to tribute to a civilization (food, wood, stone, 
or gold). Each time you click the button, the civilization receives 100 
of the item. If you have less than 100 of an item in your stockpile, 
the civilization receives the amount you have minus the 25 percent fee. 
The button shows the amount of the tribute. Your stockpile of each item 
(minus the tribute) is shown at the top of the column. To confirming in 
paying the tribute, click OK. The resources are deducted from your 
stockpile. 

NOTE: You need a market to do this. Of course, it's not possible without
      a merchant boat/ship.
E.g. Let's said if you decide to pay a tribute of 100 gold, 25% of the
     fee will added (Coinage eliminate this fee), which means you have
     to pay 125 gold instead.

From my past games experience, you can't really have an allied victory
unless you pay tribute..

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[5 - 1 - 10]    Trading
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trading allows you to get gold. It was much easier compared to Gold 
Mining. All you need is a Merchant Boat/Merchant Ship, Dock and a 
Market. You need to trade 20 quantity of food, wood or stone for 20 
gold. Just simply select a Merchant ship and choose the supply that you
wishes to trade for gold. Next right click the Dock where you want to 
perform a trade with.

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[5 - 1 - 11]    Queue units
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Building an unit requires time. You can do multiple queue of units

Adding units to a queue
========================
Just click on the building and then click the button of the unit that 
you wished to build. For example if you wished to train three Axeman,
just simply click the Barracks, and click the "Train Axeman" button
three times (you will see a small number appearing at the top right 
hand corner)

Deleting units from a queue
============================
Just simply right-click the unit button. For example if you wished to
remove an Axeman from the queue, just right-click the Train Axeman 
button once. To remove all units, just click the "Stop" button which is
marked by a red cross

Notes
=======
If a building is queuing units, you cannot build other types of units 
there. For example, if you queue three Axeman at the Barracks, you 
cannot build other units there until three Axeman are built (or you
have stop the queue) The population indicator will flashes [press F11]
if you have reached the population limit or do not gave enough housing 
to build the next unit in the queue. If your building is destroyed or 
converted while producing queuing units, the resources for the units in 
the queue are returned to your stockpile (except for the unit that is 
currently in production)

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/ 5.2 \_________________________________________________________________
========================================================================
Some other important information
========================================================================
Well here you will find all some miscellaneous bits of information where
I can't classified else where. I have talk about some of the commonly 
missed bits such as how to understand the combat system of AOE and AOE:
Rise of Rome

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[5 - 2 - 1]   Unit Attributes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here you will see some explainations about the combat system works with
the following attributes.
_______________________________________________________________________
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Attack      |How much damage a unit inflicts. For example a villager   |
            |has an attack of 3 and he will take off 3 hit points from |
            |the enemy's total hit points.                             |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Armor       |Reduces the amount of damage a unit suffers in hand-to-   |
            |hand combat. For example, +5 armor reduces damage by 5.   |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------| 
Piercing    |Reduces the amount of damage a unit suffers from Ballista,| 
Armor       |Helepolis and missile weapons (Includes Archer group,     |
            |towers, Scout Ship, War Galley, Fire Galley and Trireme)  |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Range       |How far missile weapons fire. Certain units can only fire |
            |between specific distance.                                |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Hit points  |How much damage a unit can suffer before it dies. To      |
            |display a unit's hit points, click the unit. The colored  |
            |bar that appears above a unit shows its general health    |
            |(green = healthy, red = wounded). The unit's hit points   |
            |are shown in the status box in the lower-left corner of   |
            |the game screen (current hit points/maximum hit points).  |
            |Priests can heal wounded units.                           |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Fire rate   |How many seconds it takes a unit to attack again.         |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
Speed       |How fast a unit moves. Certain units can move in a flash! |
            |                                                          |
------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
_______________________________________________________________________|

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[5 - 2 - 2]    The civilization attributes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
When you play the campaign mode or other modes, you will be face 
civilization bonuses and downfalls. A lot of AOE players felt that the
Yamato Civilization is best as it cost you less to train cavalry and 
archer units.
 ______________________________________________________________________
/----------------------------------------------------------------------\
| Civilization      |       Attributes                                 |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Ancient Choson    | . Long Swordsman and Legion +80% hit points      |
|                   | . Tower +2 range                                 |
|                   | . Priest cost 30% less                           |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Assyrian          | . Archery Range units have increased fire rate.  |
|                   | . Villagers 30% faster                           |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Babylonian        | . Wall and tower hit points doubled              |
|                   | . Priest rejuvenation rate 30% faster            |
|                   | . +30% stone mining                              |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Carthaginian [NEW]| . Transport +30%                                 |
|                   | . Fire Galley +25% attack                        |
|                   | . All Academy units and all elephant units +25%  |
|                   |   hit points                                     |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Egyptian          | . +20% gold mining                               |
|                   | . Chariot, Scythe Chariot, and Chariot Archer    |
|                   |   +33% hit points                                |
|                   | . Priest +3 range                                | 
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Greek             | . Hoplite, Phalanx, Centurion 30% faster         |
|                   | . War ships 30% faster                           |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Hittite           | . Stone Thrower, Catapult and Heavy Catapult hit |
|                   |   points doubled.                                |
|                   | . Archery Range units +1 attack                  |
|                   | . Warships +4 range (except Fire Galley)         |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Macedonian (NEW)  | . Academy units +2 armor vs. Slinger, Ballista,  |
|                   |   Helepolis, missile weapons                     |
|                   | . Units with no range +2 line of sight           |
|                   | . Seige Workshop units cost 50% less             |
|                   | . Units 4 times more resistant to conversion.    |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Minoan            | . Ships cost 30% less                            |
|                   | . Composite Bowman +2 range                      |
|                   | . Farm production +25%                           |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Palmyran (NEW)    | . Free tribute                                   |
|                   | . Gold per trade trip doubled                    |
|                   | . Villager cost 50% more, have armor, and work   |
|                   |   20% faster                                     |
|                   | . Camel Rider +25% faster                        |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Persian           | . 30% hunting                                    |
|                   | . War Elephant, Armored Elephant, Elephant Archer|
|                   |   50% faster.                                    |
|                   | . Trireme +50% fire rate.                        |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Phoenician        | . War Elephant, Armored Elephant, Elephant Archer|
|                   |   cost 25% less.                                 |
|                   | . +30% woodcutting                               |
|                   | . Catapult Trireme and Juggernaut +65% fire rate |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Roman (NEW)       | . Buildings cost 15% less, except towers, walls  |
|                   |   and Wonders.                                   |
|                   | . Towers cost 50% less                           |
|                   | . Swordsmen attack 33% faster.                   |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Shang             | . Villager cost 30% less                         |
|                   | . Wall hit points are doubled                    |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Sumerian          | . Villagers +15 hit points                       |
|                   | . Stone Thrower, Catapult, Heavy Catapult +50%   |
|                   |   fire rate.                                     |
|                   | . Farm production doubled                        |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
| Yamato            | . Horse Archers, Scout, Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry,  |
|                   |   Cataphract cost 25% less.                      |
|                   | . Villagers 30% faster                           |
|                   | . Ships +30% hit points                          |
|-------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|______________________________________________________________________|

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[5 - 2 - 3]    Hot Keys
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just completed a random map game before writing these section. What are
actually Hot Key's they save you the trouble of searching for the units
that you wished to build or create. Finally I have finished my research
and gotten the following keys except for the Fire Galley, I haven't 
enabled Full Tech Tree....

Miscellaneous Keys
===================
Move [Hot Key: M]: Just simply click a movable unit and press M. Next
                   click the ground where you want the unit to move.
Space bar        : Move to Town Center
0 ~ 9            : Moves to the specific group. If you wants to move
                   to Group 1, just hit the 1 key.
Enter            : Enter cheat mode.

========================================================================
1. Hot Keys for Villagers
========================================================================
________________________________________________________________________
Villager                       |||||| Build - construct buildings, 
  ______  ______  ______       ||||||         [Builder] 
 |Build ||Repair|| Stop |      |||||| Repair - repair boats and 
 | [B]  || [R]  || [S]  |      ||||||          buildings [Repairman]
 |______||______||______|      |||||| Stop   - stops current command.
                               ||||||
_______________________________||||||___________________________________

Building by using Hot Keys
===========================
Just simply click the villager, just press the key within the brackets.
Just press the B key and you will be able to choose the type of 
building to build, enter the hot keys below.
 __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ 
|E         |B         |G         |S         |D         |
|   House  | Barracks |  Granary |  Storage |   Dock   | 
|          |          |          |  Pit     |          |
|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|
 __________ __________ __________ __________ __________
|A         |L         |F         |T         |W         | 
| Archery  |  Stable  |  Farm    | Watch    |  Small   | __|\
| Range    |          |          | Tower*   |  Wall*   |   |/ 
|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|   

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 __________ __________ __________ __________       |* Watch Tower
|M         |C         |P         |N         |      |  Sentary Tower
|  Market  |Government|  Temple  |   Town   |      |  Guard Tower
|          |  Center  |          |  Center  |      |  Ballista Tower
|__________|__________|__________|__________|      |
 __________ __________ __________                  |* Small Wall
|Y         |K         |O         |                 |  Medium Wall
| Academy  |   Seige  |  Wonder  |                 |  Fortification
|          | Workshop |          |                 | 
|__________|__________|__________|                 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Just simply click a villager and press B (that's build), next click on
the button assigned for that particular command.

========================================================================
2. HOT KEYS FOR PRIESTS
========================================================================
________________________________________________________________________
Priest                             ||||| Heal - restore Hit Points for
  _______   _______   _______      |||||        other military units.
 | Heal  | |Convert| |  Stop |     |||||Convert - convert a unit and
 |  [E]  | |  [C]  | |  [S]  |     |||||          you will be able to
 |_______| |_______| |_______|     |||||          use that unit. This
                                   |||||          requires rejuvenation
                                   ||||| Stop - Cancels the former
                                   |||||        command.
___________________________________|||||________________________________

========================================================================
3. Hot Keys for Building Units
========================================================================
Here you will find a list of hot keys which can be used to build the
unit. Note that not all units can be build within the same time. You 
can't make a Short Swordsman and Legion at the same time as they are 
the same class. Legion originates from the Short Swordsman. Note that 
you can queue up units such as click on the Legion 5 times (provide 
that you have sufficient gold and food) and you can't also queue another
barrack-type unit (such as Axeman, Clubman or Slinger). So use Hot Keys
wisely! Just playing a Random Map using Full Tech Tree is rather tough..
so I can't find the Hot Key for the Fire Galley.

Barracks 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clubman, Axeman                                                  T
Slinger                                                          L
Short Swordsman, Broad Swordsman, Long Swordsman, Legion         Z

Archery Range
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowman                                                           T
Improved Bowman, Composite Bowman                                A
Chariot Archer                                                   R
Horse Archer, Heavy Horse Archer                                 C
Elephant Archer                                                  E

Stable
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scout                                                            T
Chariot, Scythe Chariot                                          R
Cavarly, Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract                               C
Camel Rider                                                      L
War Elephant, Armored Elephant                                   E

Temple
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Priest                                                           T

Seige Workshop
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stone Thrower, Catapult, Heavy Catapult                          C
Ballista, Helapolis                                              B

Academy
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hoplite, Phalanx, Centurion                                      T

Dock
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Type of Unit                                                    Hot Key
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fishing Boat, Fishing Ship                                       F
Trade Boat, Merchant Ship                                        R
Light Transport, Heavy Transport                                 T
Scout Ship, War Galley, Trireme                                  E
Catapult Trireme, Juggernaught                                   C
Fire Galley                                                      ?
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/ 6.0 \_________________________________________________________________
========================================================================
Codes for Age of Empires: Rise of Rome
========================================================================
An extra thanks to GameSages for the codes. This codes can be used, by
press the ENTER key and you will see a box with the word "CHAT". Next
type in the desired code, then press ENTER again. BTW, you can't have 
the units code if you don't have a Town Center.]. I would not recommend
you to use them as they will definately spoiled your game.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
o BIG BERTHA
Transforms Heavy Catalpults to Big Berthas [better units]

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o BIGDADDY
Create a black-coloured car with a rocket launcher [Winsetti'sZ]. -Very 
easy to be converted!-

Note: provided you have Town Center.
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o BIG MOMMA
Creat a white-coloured card with a rocket launcher [Winsetti's other Z]
-Very easy to be converted!-

Note: provided you have Town Center.
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o BLACK RIDER
Convert Horse Archers into Black Riders. Well, I don't know what it does
but it will be invisible to the enemy, I guess.

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o COINAGE
Added 1,000 Gold to your stockpile.

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o CONVERT THIS!
Create a Pirest unit [Saint Franics] that gives out Lightning Bolts!

Note: provided you have Town Center
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o DARK RAIN
Transforms Bowman to Composite Bowman which could camouflage into 
trees when not moving.

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o DIEDIEDIE
Causes all enemy units to die. 

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o E=MC2 TROOPER
Creates a Nuke Trooper with a rocket launcher.

Note: provide you have Town Center.
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o FLYING DUTCHMAN
Transforms Juggernaught into Flying Dutchman. Now the Flying Dutchman
could travels on both lands and sea.

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o GAIA
Allows you to controls the monsters such as Elephants, Lions and 
Gazelles but you will lost the controls of your villagers.

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o GRANTLINKSPENCE
Transforms animals into kings-type animals [example: Elephant being 
transformed into Elephant King]

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o HARI KARI
Commits suicide. You will automatically lost the game.

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o HOMERUN
Wins the current campaign

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o HOYOHOYO
Priests will become faster and stronger.

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o ICBM
Helepolis/Ballista have 100x Range Points

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o JACK BE NIMBLE
Catapults/Stone Thrower/Heavy Catpult will throws werid items such as
cows or villagers.

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o KILLX
Kill player X

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o KING ARTHUR
Turns flying creatures [Eagles and Hawks] into HP: 999 Dragons. No 
effect on the game. You will see Dragons wandering around at the sky.

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o NO FOG
Removes the fog of war.

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o PEPPERONI PIZZA
Added 1000 Food to your stockpile.

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o PHOTON MAN
Create a Nuke Trooper armed with a laser-gun at a high rate.

Note: provided you have a Town Center.
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o POW!
Create a BabyPrez with high attacking power!

Note: provided you have a Town Center.
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o QUARRY
Added 1000 Stone to your stockpile

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o RESIGN
You resign from the battle.

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o REVEAL MAP
Reveal the whole map

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o STERIODS
Buildings and units are being created instantly

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o STORMBILLY
Create a Zug 209 Robot [like the robot walkers at Star Wars]

Note: provided you have a Town Center.
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o WOODSTOCK
Added 1000 Wood to your stockpile.

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If you have any codes that is not found here, mail me. 
 _____
/ 7.0 \_________________________________________________________________
========================================================================
Completing the Scenario Campaign
========================================================================
This is an area where begineers whom should start off from. For this
section, I have included strategies/tips [mostly taken from the game]
and added how I have handled the problem. You easily ended the section
by pressing ENTER and typed "HOME RUN". For those whom want to finished 
the section without using codes, refer to the sections below. 
Presently, this section is still incomplete. It takes me some time to
gather up all the materials for each campaign. 

Note that all the campaign walkthroughs not necessary guranttee 100%
that it will work. Certain scenarios are easy whereas the preceeding 
ones are much tougher. I have also included the difficulty ratings. The
more * it has, the tougher will be the scenario. [generally takes a 
longer time]

------------------------------------------------------------------------
7-1    Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Name                    Period           Difficulty
|---- [7-1-1]  Hunting                 8,000 BC         *
|---- [7-1-2]  Foraging                7,000 BC         *
|---- [7-1-3]  Discoveries             6,500 BC         **
|---- [7-1-4]  Dawn of a New Age       6,000 BC         ***
|---- [7-1-5]  Skirmish                5,500 BC         **
|---- [7-1-6]  Farming                 5,000 BC         **
|---- [7-1-7]  Trading                 2,000 BC         ***
|---- [7-1-8]  Crusade                 1,900 BC         ***
|---- [7-1-9]  River Outpost           1,700 BC         **
|---- [7-1-10] Wonder of the World     1,625 BC         ******
|---- [7-1-11] Siege in Canaan         1,450 BC         *****


[7-1-1]
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Name of Scenairo:  Hunting  8,000 BC
Objective:         Create 7 villagers.
Starting:          50 Wood, 30 Food, 0 Gold, 0 Quarry
Units:             1x Town Center, 1x Villager.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exploring
===========
As you begin the game, the map is being surround by a black fog, 
similar to strategy games like Command and Conquer. It is better to
explore the map/terrain as you will be able to find sufficient space 
for building structures. However if your villager returns back to the
Town Center. The area will be surrounded by the "fog of war". You will
not be able to see enemy structures as they are being covered by the
fog.

Hunting
========
Around that island, you will find herds of gazelles which will provide 
the main source of food for your villagers. You need 50 Food to create
a villager. Just simply click a villager. Next right-click the gazelle 
which you wished to hunt. It will takes 2 hit for the gazelle to go 
down. The villager will becomes a hunter with attacking power +1. The
villager will start to hunt the animal, gathers food adn deposit it at 
the Town Center, where it is added to the stockpile [the villager will
collect until 10 Food and approached the Town Center, depositing it 
there]. To create a villager, just simply select the Town Center and
choose to create a Villager [that requires time...]

Building Houses
================
As the maximum amount of villagers that the Town Center could hold is
4 villagers/units, so it will be essential to build a House. Each 
House costs 30 Wood. Actually, there is no need for you to cut down 
trees as there is already enough Wood in your stockpile for building a
House. To get more Wood. Simply click the villager. Next right-click 
the tree that you want to cut down [trees at the forests have lesser 
Wood, so it is advisble for you cut down trees that stands on its own.]
To build a house, simply click a villager. Next pick "Build" and select 
the House Icon on the next toolbar.

Tips
=====
- You must hunt the gazelles to increase your stockpile of food so that
  you can creat new villagers. As your population grows, you must build
  new houses before you can create new villagers.
- Villagers can move around gazelles and herd them closer to the Town
  Center before hunting them. This decreases the distance the villagers
  must carry the meat to the Town Center, where it is added to your 
  stockpile.
- Food from hunting deteriorates overtime. so it is most efficient to
  assign more than one villager to gather the meat from the kill.
- Beware from alligators - they tend to eat away villagers whom wonders 
  near the shores Alligators can be hunted and provide food like the 
  gazelle.

Strategy
=========
First of all, have that villager build a House. Next walk south and move
towards the gazelle, the gazelle will run away.... Lure it near the Town 
Center before you start to kill it. It will take two hits before you can
kill the gazelle. Note that this villager can't died as it will be 
Game Over if that happened. Next let's paid some attention to your 
toolbar found at the upper section of the screen. As you sees the 
villager brought the food to the Town Center, the Food stockpile will 
increase by 10. Wait for the Food stockpile reach 50, and start to 
create a villager. Once your second villager is being created, have him
hunt the same gazelle  [the more the merrier and meat can be taken from
it at a faster rate.] Next you must kill the threat, the alligator found
at the western side of the island. It will take 5 hits to go down. Now 
you can concentrate on building up your stockpile. Create a villager 
once you have reached 50 in your food stockpile. Do this until you have
seven villagers and you will complete the scenario!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

[7-1-2]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name of Scenario: Foraging  7,000 BC
Objective:        Build 1x Storage Pit, 1x Granary, 1x Dock
Starting:         0 Wood, 0 Food, 0 Gold, Quarry
Units:            3x Villagers, 1x Town Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gathering Wood
===============
Before you can build anything, you required some wood in your stockpile.
Just simply select a villager with the left click. Next right-click the
tree [Palm, Tree Forest] which you want that villager to chop it down 
for food. Tree Forests has lesser wood compared to trees that stands on
its own.

Foraging for Food
==================
As food is required for creating a villager, it is essential to forage
as there are only berry bushes found on that deserted island. Just 
simply click a villager whom you have wished to sent for foraging. Next
right-click the berry bush which you wants to forage from. Foraging is 
rather slow as the strength of a Forager is weaker than the strength of
a Hunter. That's the downside...however Berry Bushes last for a longer 
time compared to meat of the gazelles, elephants, lions and alligators
as it does not deteriote. 

Constructing Buildings
=======================
To construct a building, you need materials such as wood [for the time
being..] Make sure that you have sufficient supplies in your stockpile.
If not, chop down more trees for wood. Just simply click a villager.
Next click "Build" and choose the building which you have wished to
construct. Next you will be given the transulcent "shape" of building.
Just click it on the ground where you wished to build. Note that 
buildings can be build too far from the Town Center or your villagers.
You can't overlapped buildings as the space has already been used for
another building. So take note.

Tips
======
- You must forage for food and chop wood to build houses in order to
  support new villagers. You cna then put the new villagers to work on
  chopping wood for building other buildings [Storage Pit, Granary and 
  Dock]
- Forage sites are plentiful across the rivers which you can cross the 
  shallow waters [there are pebbles partially submerged.]
- Villagers automatically deposit food from foraging yo the Town Center
  or the Granary, whichever is closer. Building a Granary near a forage
  site will reduce the distance that villager has to carry to a place
  where the food will be stocked.
- Villagers will automatically deposit wood at the Town Center or the
  Storage Pit whichever is closer. Building a Storage Pit closer to 
  Tree Forests is a good idea.

Strategy
=========
First of all, you need to get sufficient manpower so that you can 
complete the scenario at a faster rate. Forage some of the berry 
bushes located on the southeast of the Town Center. Do this until you
have about 150 Food in your stockpile. Take note of the crocodile 
located at the seaside. Kill it. Gather sufficient wood from the Palm
Trees about 150 Wood. Build a house and create 2 new villagers. Build a
storage pit and assign some villagers to chop down wood from the Tree
Forest at the northwest from the Town Center. Have the remainding 
villagers in getting food. After getting sufficient wood, build a Dock
at the edge of the seaside [Docks can be build entirely on land ^_^;]
Gather more wood. Next you need to build the granary and you will 
complete the scenario once you have finished it! Congratulations!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

[7-1-3]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name of Scenario: Discoveries   6,500 BC
Objective:        Find the 5 Discoveries, before the Libryans find them.
Starting:         15 Wood, 90 Food, 0 Gold, 0 Stone
Units:            1x Town Center, 1x Villager
Enemies:          1x Town Center, 1x Scout

Grouping Villagers
===================
Finding getting all villagers to one spot very tiring. There is an
easier way, that's to group them into teams. To group a team, first
hold the left click and drag it to the from a box to select the 
villagers that you want to form a group. Next press CTRL Key and a 
number 1~9. For example you want to call the group of villagers Group
3. After that command, you can call the group by pressing "3" on the
keyboard. This is an efficient way of group villagers, make work 
easier.

Exploring the Map
==================
As usual, feel free to explore, but beware of nature predators such as
Lions and Alligators. The Libryans has a Scout which is much powerful 
compared to the villager. So it is recommended that you explore in 
groups. Refer to Section [4-1-1] for more details.

Finding Discoveries
====================
That's the objective of this scenario. On the terrain, you find huge
weird structures that looks like the remains of a strange monster. 
Just simply assign a character and walk over the discovery until you
saw a blue flag [is marked that you have made a discovery]. Do this
quicky before the Libryans found them. There are five of them. Here 
is the locations:

1. Discovery found northwest from the Town Center. There is a lion 
   hiding in between the forests, beware!
2. Discovery found south from the the Town Center. There are a herd  
   of gazelles found here.
3. Discovery found near the Enemy's Town Center. Beware the Scout
   and the Lion found there. The Enemy's Town Center is located east
   from your Town Center [it is being seperated by the cliff!]
4. Discovery found at the northeast of the map. It is being surrounded 
   by forests and there is another herd of gazelles. Top right hand
   corner of the map.
5. Discovery found at the northeast of the map. Top left hand corner
   of the map. It is being surrounded by a Palm Trees and there is a
   lion plus an alligator...

Tips
======
Well, just move in groups and your villagers will be saved. Just keep
within 5 ~ 7 villagers per team as your villagers should be able to 
defeat the enemy troop.

Strategy
==========
This section is quite tough... as your foe has a strong military, a
Scout. Make sure that your villagers always move in groups. Gathered
some wood to your stockpile [sufficient to build a storage pit, a
granary and two houses]. Build the Granary near the berry bushes found
at the south from your town center. Note that there is an alligator near 
the shores and the Scout is somewhere there. So don't go too far.. 
Gather more manpower [8 villagers will be enough] Assign 4 villagers to
kill the lion found at the forest northwest of the map. Don't bother to
hunt it. Instead of gathering food, build a storage pit at the forest. 
Next stock up the food and create more villagers. Do this until you 
have twelve villagers. Assign six healthy villagers and head west, 
passing through the cliffs and kill that lion.[it take about 4 hits]
Next kill off that Scout and you should be able to finish it without 
any casualties. Next target on the enemy's Town Center until it is 
destroyed and you will win the scenario!

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[7-1-4]
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Name of Scenario: Dawn of a New Age   6,000 BC
Objective:        Advance to Tool Age
Starting:         0 Wood, 0 Food, 0 Gold, O Stone
Units:            3x Villagers, 1x Town Center
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Fishing
=========
Your villagers can become fisherman! Just click the villagers and right-
click on the fishing site [you will see fishes popping out from it.] 
Fishermen can gather food at the twice of the rate of a forager! Note 
that you can do fishing on the shore. To do fishing at the sea, you need
to build a dock. Build one and have a couple of fishing boats and have
a great time in fishing!

Advance to the next age
========================
You must acquired two Stone Age Buildings [Storage Pit, Granary, Dock 
and Barracks] and plus have 500 food in your stockpile. After meeting
the requirements, select the Town Center and select the icon below the
"Villager" icon. Note that you can't create any villagers while 
proceeding to a new age.

Tips
=====
- Have as many villagers as possible as you need!
- Gather fish from the shores

Strategy
==========
For this scenario is rather special. Wood is more important than food!
First of all, have two villagers concentrate on fishing the Shore Fish 
found at north of your Town Center. Have the other villager concentrate
on chopping down Palm Trees for wood. After a villager have been 
created, assign the villager to build a House. Next assign that villager 
to  chop down trees for wood. After the fisherman have finished the 
Shore fish site, concentrate on getting wood from the Palm Trees near 
the shores. Used up the food to create four more villagers! Next have 
the others build two Houses and a Dock. Assign every villagers to chop 
down trees for wood. Have the Dock to create fishing boats [they can 
get 15 food each time!]. Never ever stop chopping wood to build fishing 
boats. After the villagers has done finished chopping all the wood in 
that area, you can hunt that elephant found at the south of your Town
Center [hopefully you have build a Storage Pit long ago..]. After 
sometime, you will have enough food in your stockpile, advance to the
next age and victory will be yours!

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[7-1-5]
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Name of Scenario: Skirmish    5,500 BC
Objective:        Destroy the enemy tribe.
Starting:         0 wood, 0 food, 0 gold, 0 stone
Units:            4x Axemen, 3x Bowmen
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Grouping
==========
There is a need to group your troops so that you would not have select
a troop one by one. Just have all Axeman selected and hold down CTRL 
along with a number. Next select all Bowmen and give them another 
number. To call them just press the assigned number to select them. 

Engaging in Combat
===================
The enemy troops are found with the vicinity of the hills. Just have
the troops to move as a group. [One by one will suffer heavy 
casulties.]. The enemy troop comprises of 3x Axeman and 3x Bowmen.

Tips
======
- Bowmen fires more damage when they are on hills, by attacking units
  on the ground.
- The enemy troops are found in the hills located northeast of the map.
- Just have the Axemen to approach the enemy first and have Bowmen 
  fire at the back area.
- Look at the radar screen as the enemy troop can hide in the trees.

Strategy
=========
Well, just do a great kill to bring victory to your hands. Have the 
Axemen approaches the enemy [one at a time] and have the Bowmen do the
firing. Just move on top of hills to engage combat. There is a Axeman 
located the extreme southeast corner of terrain. [I have actually 
misses it.] Always look at the radar and look for red spots which 
represents the units of the enemy.

[7-1-6]
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Name of Scenario: Farming   5,000 BC 
Objective:        - Control the ruin
                  - have 800 food in the stockpile
Starting:         100 wood, 100 food, 100 gold, 100 stone
Units:            3x Villagers, 1x Town Center, 3x Clubman, 3x House,
                  1x Granary, 1x Barracks
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Farming 
=========
Farming can be only be done from farms. To build a farm, you must have
a Granary and a market and generally must be in Tool Age. Forage sites
does not last forever which they will eventually depleted. There is no
fishing sites or gazelles for you to hunt in this scenario, hence farm
is the only method to achieve the 800 food target. You can raise the 
farm's production by researching Domesitication, Plow or Irrigation.
Farms generally required wood [75 wood] to build. Once the food supply
of a farm have dropped to zero, the farm will start to fade away. At
moment of time, you need to rebuild a farm. Once a villager builds a 
farm, they will change into a farmer (unless you are using another 
villager to speed up the building.). Food from farming can only 
deposited to the Town Center but not to the Storage Pits (unlike food
from hunting or fishing). They can be deposited into the Granary. It
also makes sense to build farms close to the Granary.

Upgrading Units
================
In this campaign, you will learn the importance of upgrading. The 
Clubman can be upgraded into an Axeman [cost 100 food]. Note that 
upgrading normally gives the unit attributes bonus, increase in attack,
hit points and armor (for certain units). 

Repairing Buildings and Boats
==============================
Generally, vessels and buildings will received damage upon attacked.
These units can't restore the hit points by healing from the Priests [
which you will be using later] Instead they can be repaired by 
villagers. I would not recommend you to use to boats as there is only
a stream of river in this campaign. [plus there is no fishing sites.]

Controlling Ruins
==================
The game will not just ended if the computer controls the ruin. How to
control a ruin? Before ruins are unoccupied, their colouring is grey in
colour. Once an unit of a civilzation has past within the area, the ruin
will changes its colour to the civilization's colour. In this way, the
ruin is termed under control by that particular civilization. I would 
use fast pace units such as the Scout. 

Strategy
==========
You need to go a lot of exploration in this scenario. All of what you
have learnt in the previous scenarios have come handy. Just simply use
100 food to create another two villagers, until you have at least 10
villagers or more. [of course, food has be obtained from forage sites.]
Chop down the trees that are located close to the Town Center. [to save
up space.] Just building sufficient houses to accomdate the new 
villagers. Now once you have sufficient wood, start to build a Market.

Once the forage sites are used up, do the following:
- start to build farms to keep an adequate supply of food. There may be
  a need to research domestication.
- upgrade Clubman to Axeman [the Axeman has better statistics compared
  to the Clubman and it will be in your advantage]. The opponents will
  have a couple of strong units by now.
- have remainding villagers to chop wood. [try to research woodcutting
  as it helps to make life more easier]. Wood can give you food 
  indirectly.

Building a couple of Storage Pits to provide easy access for villagers 
to deposit the wood into it. Once you have sufficient food and wood [
exceed 800 food], start to focus on the military. Train a couple of 
Bowman and Axeman. Well, you may like to focus on the defense by 
building a Guard Tower [which is needed to be researched from the 
Granary] But I will stick to the three attacking force Axemen/Scouts/
Bowmen. There will be a stream of river that separates the two 
civilization, station your forces there [where you find pebbles], to 
prevent enemy from entering your territory. Have Bowman located behind 
the Axeman to firing while the Axeman engages one-to-one combat. Just 
simply build the Archery Range along with a Stable and train a couple
of Bowmen/Axeman/Slingers and a Scout. The ruins is found somewhere 
near the enemy's territory, about northwest from your civilization. 
Just reach there and victory will be yours. Normally the troop will 
withstand the damages while you need to just focus on the Scout.

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[7-1-7]
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Name of Scenario: Trading     2,000 BC
Objective:        Get 1000 gold and 1000 stone.
Starting:         200 wood, 200 food, 0 gold, 200 Stone
Units:            1x Town Center, 3x Villagers, 3x Houses, 1x Granary,
                  1x Storage Pit, 1x Dock
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Mining Stone 
=============
There is an abundant supply of stone located northeast from your base.
Just have 4 villagers to create a Storage Pit there to mine for Stone.
Note: this method is only way to get stone, unless you want to engage
combat with the Minoians which has two Stone Throwers, about 6 Scout 
Ships. Do not use the stone to trade for gold as there is limited 
supply in this campaign.

Trading
========
You need to have a Market along with a Trading Boat or Merchant Ship.
You can trade food, wood or stone for gold. Note that in this scenario,
you can't mine gold from mines. Gold can only be obtained from trading.
Your Dock have a cargo symbol of 100. It will start to deplete once it
starts to make a trade. You will trade a quantity of 20 at a time. where
you need to pay a tribute fee of 5 each time you perform a trade. The 
further the dock is located from your dock, the better the cargo is. 

Tips:
======
- Have a strong hold of Scout Ships. The Minoians [brown civilizations]
  have a wide range of naval vessels.
- Train Bowmen and Axeman [build Archery Range and Barracks] to protect 
  your base from enemies.
- You can choose to have at least 3 Merchant Boats for trading. 
- Build farms/fishing using fishing boats/hunting/foraging for food.
- The quarry site [for mining stone] is located on the northeast side 
  of the base. 
- There is a lion located within the forests in southern region. There
  is also two/three elephants along a herd of gazelles located at the 
  southeast of the forests in the southern region.
- The Minoians have 2x Stone Throwers, 3x Bowmen, 1x Dock and 6x Scout
  Ships which are scattered around the campaign map. [brown] Found
  southwest of the terrain.
- The Librayans have 1x Dock, 1x Town Center, 3x Villagers and 1x 
  Ballista [yellow]. Found southwest of the terrain.
- The Carthoginions have 3x Villagers, 1x Storage Pit, 1x Town Center
  and a Dock. [red] Found southeast of the terrain.

Strategy
=========
Here is a tip for playing AOE: Rise of Rome. Always create a stronghold
of villagers at the beginning of game. Establish at least 16 villagers.
Now forage for food and use the food to create more villagers. Have
4 villagers focus on gathering food and about 3 villagers to gathered 
wood. Just create Scout Ships first before all naval vessels. [at least
4] Next start to gathered wood and create a Market. Build farms near the 
granary or you can choose to build another Granary. Research important
technologies such as Stone Mining, Woodcutting, Domestication ASAP. Next
start to build 2x Merchant boats and trade with the red civilization. [
have the Scout Ship to accompany them.] Trade Wood for gold. [make use
of abundant trees found near your base.] Remember to build new houses to
accomandate new units. Remember to kill the Lion found in the southern-
east forests or it will create harvoc. East from here leads to the 
quarry site. Build a Storage Pit there and mine for stone. Now while 
everything is in place, its time to train military units. Train few 
Axemen and Bowmen and have them guard the base. Have more naval vessels
and destroyed the ships owned by the Minoians [they will sooner or later
change their diplomacy into enemy.]. There may be a need to destroy the
Ballista owned by the Librayans. Don't ever destroyed the Docks as you 
can still trade with them even though that they are your enemies. Just 
accumulate 1000 stone and gold, eventually victory will be yours.

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[7-1-8]
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Name of Scenario: Crusade   1,900 BC
Objective:        Convert Ballista and bring to Town Center
Starting:         100 wood, 100 food, 0 gold, 0 stone
Units:            4x Villager, 1x Town Center, 1x Temple, 1x Priest, 1x
                  Storage Pit, 1x Granary, 6x House, 1x Barrack, 1x
                  Archery Range, 1x Market.
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Conversion
===========
You need Priests to perform a conversion. Note that Priests can convert
all units except for Wonders and Town Centers. They need to rejunvate 
time before they could perform another conversion. There is a hourglass
that indicate this and it must be 100% before a Priest can perform a 
conversion. Priests can also heal Hit Points of human troops which also
includes seige weapons. Boats and Buildings can restore its hit points,
through repairing. Priest can't heal themselves and you need 125 gold
to train one.

Tips
=====
- There is definately a need to create a second Priest.
- Have at least 4 Axeman/Short Swordsmen and 4x Bowmen to destroy the
  enemies' Bowmen. Have one unit to lure the Ballista to your base and
  have two priests to convert it. 
- Scenario will end once the Ballista is destroyed.

Strategy
=========
The enemy troop comprises of 6x Archers, 1x Ballista, 1x Granary, 1x
Storage Pit and 1x Town Center. As you begin the game assign the 
villagers to gather food and start to train units such as Axeman and
Bowmen. You'll need them. Next create 2 more villagers to mine the gold 
mine located southwest to create a second priests. I think it is kinda
hard to perform a conversion with one priest. Note that enemy's base is
located southwest from yours. Villagers need to watch out for enemies!
You can fish by employ villagers at the pebbles. Just simply eliminate
the 6 Bowmen. Under any circumstances not ever destroy the Ballista. 
Just have a couple of lurers such as Axeman/Bowmen and have the two
Priests to convert the unit. Have your remainding troops to accompany
it back to the Town Center and victory will be yours soon.

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[7-1-9]
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Name of Scenario: River Outpost    1,700 BC
Objective:        Building a Town Center and 2x Towers on the Large Nile
                  Island.
Starting:         400 wood, 400 food, 0 stone, 0 gold
Units:            5x Villagers, 3x Houses, 1x Storage Pit, 1x Town 
                  Center, 1x Granary.
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Transport an unit using a transportation vessel.
================================================
You need to get villagers to the Large Nile Island located west from 
your base. Note that there is 5 Guard Towers there. You need to destroy 
it before you can safetly assign your villagers there. Just simply 
build a Light Transport/Heavy Transport. Next click the villagers that 
you wish to board it. Right click the Transport and they will enter the 
ship. Click the Transport, followed by its Unload button. Click on the
place where you want to unload. You can only brought 5 units at a time
to there.

Tips
=====
- The enemy is located very close to your Dock.
- Have War Galley [upgraded version of Scout Ship, for its longer range
  and attacking power.]
- Destroy towers and monsters [3 lions, 3 alligators] there before 
  sending your villagers there.
- You need to build a Market in order to build a Government center which
  is essential to build another Town Center.

Strategy
=========
The moment you begin the game, assign current villagers to chop for
wood, create 3 more villagers to aid them. Upgrade Scout ship into War
Galley. Create 3 more Scout Ships/War Galley. Once you have 3 War 
Galley, attack the elephant found southeast of the base and hunt it.
Next create more villagers. Create a Market and some villagers to farm
for food. Once you have gotten sufficient wood, build a Government 
Center. Next create a Light Transport. Now have the 4 War Galley to 
attack the Towers and mammals found on the island. They are quite 
vulunerable against the War Galley. Attack and shot the five towers 
down. Destroy all the mammals on the island. Once the coast is clear,
deliever five villager there and build a Town Center there. Next mine 
for stone and build two Towers [it doesn't matter which type of towers
you building.]. Yep, you should be victorious!

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[7-1-10]
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Name of Scenario: Naval Battle  1,650 BC
Objective:        Recover stolen Artifiact and bring it to your Town 
                  Center
Starting:         200 wood, 200 food, 200 gold, 200 stone
Units:            5x Houses, 1x Granary, 1x Town Center, 3x Villagers,
                  1x Market, 1x Stable
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Research Technologies
======================
Technologies advancement is the key factor that differ your troops from
others. For example if your troops have more attack points, hit points,
armor points and range and battle with a same class unit, which will
stand out? Generally, the unit that has more better statistics. 
Research technologies is critical important as it allows you to have
stronger troops, gaining wood at faster pace, etc.

Controlling Artifacts
======================
The Artifact can only be reached in other area. You need to get it by
transport it to transport vessel. Note that once the transport vessel
is destroyed, you can find it back at its original place. The Artifact
will be automatically controlled by a civilization when one unit walk 
past it. Just make close so that it will change its color to your 
civilization's color. Next click on the artifact to move it. You need
to control manually to the transport vessel.

Tips
======
- Establish a strong naval forces. There is a huge sea barrier 
  separating your civilization with the enemy. Destroy the Sentry 
  Towers found on the island located at the northeast.
- Establish a stronghold of troops such as Hoptile, Camel Rider, Short
  Swordsmen, Axeman, Composite Bowman, etc.
- Create a lot of villagers as they are important to gather materials.
- It is a must for you to build a Light Transport.
- Destroy the towers with your naval vessels [War Galleys will be good
  enough] before allow your troops to embarked on the area. 

Strategy
=========
Establish a stronghold of at least 15 villagers [noticed the number 
getting larger each time.]. Gather as many wood/food as possible and 
build a Market, create about 6 Scout Ships [upgrade to War Galley]. 
You can gather gold which is found in the southeastern side of your 
continent. Assign a few villagers to gather gold. Fishing will be also
quite a good idea in getting food. Create about 3 fishing boats and have 
your vessels to guard them while they are fishing. Develop a strong 
infantry troops. Once you have about 8 War Galley, destroy the towers 
one by one [there are three on the eastern island]. Now target at the
enemies' base. Destroyed any towers there [assign at least 3 War Galley
against a Tower]. Once there is no towers, destroy the troops. By now,
the enemy should be greatly weaken, deploy Composite Bowmen [they are 
deadly against villagers/cavalry] along with other infantry units.
Destroy the wall and kill any enemy in sight. Once the troops are wipe
out destroyed the small wall and move the Artifact to the transport
vessel, bring it to the Town Center and victory will be yours.

[7-1-11]
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Name of Scenario: A Wonder of the World  1,625 BC
Objective:        Build a Wonder
Starting:         100 wood, 100 food, 100 gold, 100 stone
Units:            6x Houses, 1x Granary, 1x Town Center, 2x Farms, 1x
                  Stable, 1x Market, 1x Dock and 3x Villagers
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Building a Wonder
==================
You need 1000 wood, 1000 gold and 1000 stone to build a wonder. 
Different Civilizations have different wonders. Once a wonder is started
to begin its construction, the map will reveal its spot to all players.
It is wise to establish a strong defense to prevent damages.

Tips:
=====
- Only the Canaanites [red] possess military strength, so you can don't
  care about the remaining civilizations. A Ballista from the Hittles
  will not kill you ^_^;
- Build a strong infantry troops at the borders of the left to withstand
  any advancement of attacks from the Canaanites.
- You can only gather wood and food from the huge island where your Town 
  Center. It will be quite wiseable to fish for food. Remember to build
  a Dock as it is essential to complete this campaign.
- Stone is abundant found from the east from your civilization. Remember
  to build a Transport vessel to bring villagers there. Build a Storage
  Pit, removes some of trees and start to mine for gold.
- So gather up your defense is the first option as the Cannanites have a
  couple of destructive units such as Stone Throwers. So make use of 
  Scouts, their speed could hit the Stone Thrower which requires a 
  minimum of 2 range to attack and have the others to destroy the 
  infantry troops. Have a strong naval force to withstand the force. I
  would recommend the following combinations: Composite Bowmen/
  War Galley/Scout/Camel Rider.

Strategy
=========
First of all, get organized with your current villagers and until you
have 8 villagers. Focus your attention on wood and food. Build a Archery
Range along with Barracks to set up a small force to appose your enemy.
Try to get Composite Bowmen [for their range which can destroy Stone 
Throwers and have your remainding attackers from different angles]. 
Build a Stable and create Scouts to attack the Stone Throwers. Focus on
your naval forces too and attack the enemy's Scout Ships. Remember to 
destroy Transport vessels as all costs as it means the enemy is 
transportting it troops to your arena. Once the Cannaaties are greatly
weaken, create more villagers and start a massive construction. You 
need to proceed to the Iron Age in order to build a Wonder. Gather up
all the essential resources. Wood is abundant and Stone can be obtained
from an island east from here. Next trade wood for gold and start 
farming once the forage site is used up. Have War Galleys to scout for
enemies and remove any enemy threat. The docks of Minoans [brown] and
Hittiles are located southeast from your Town Center. Just gather 1000
food and 800 gold to get to Iron Age. Next acquired more Merchant Boats
to trade wood for gold. And the stone miners to work on the stone 
mines. You should be able to gather sufficient stock for the wonder. 
Focus to get more infantry to guard around the arena and have most of
your villagers on build it. Once the Wonder is completed, victory will
be yours.

[7-1-12]
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Name of Scenario: Seige at Canaan   1,450 BC
Objective:        Destroy the Canaanite's Governement Center
Starting:         200 food, 200 wood, 200 stone, 200 gold.
Units:            3x Clubman, 3x Archer, 1x Barracks, 4x Houses, 3x 
                  Villagers, 1x Town Center
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TIPS
=====
- Don't overspend your food. Start the game with 8 villagers and it 
  should be sufficient to proceed to the next age. Station all military
  units towards the northeast direction. The enemy is huge compared to
  your beginning troops.
- If you overspend your food, there is Shore fish located northwest from 
  here but it will be dangerous as there are Sentry Towers guarding it.
- Stone/Gold are abundant in the hilly areas of this terrains, but note
  that there are enemies guarding it.
- Composite Bowmen with woodcutting researched will be deadly against
  Sentry Towers and most of the enemy forces. Short Swordsmen is highly
  recommend due to their strong attacks compared to Axeman. Chariot 
  Archers are good if you have sufficient resources.
- Gather wood from the southwest area. Remember the northeast from your
  Town Center, you will encounter a couple of Axeman, solve the problem
  first before sending your villagers there to build a Storage Pit near
  the forest located in the northeastern area.

Strategy
==========
Food is extremely precious here. The forage site seems be a lot but 
don't overspend it. Instead create four additional villagers with the
food you intially got and work on getting food. Focus your defense in 
the northwest region from you base. Once you see a cliff, you will 
encounter enemy troops. It is typcially hard to defeat them with your 
beginning troops. Build a Storage Pit near the forest southwest from 
your base and have 3 villagers to gather food and the remainding 
villagers to gather food. Once the forage site is exhaust, you should 
get around 700+ food. Use the 500 food to proceed to the Tool Age and 
have the villagers focus on gathering wood. Research Battle Axe to 
enhance your current Clubman. Once you have reached the Tool Age. Build 
more houses, a Granary, a Market and a Farm. Along with an Archery 
Range. Farming is only method to get food. Create a small force and 
fight against the Clubmen and Bowmen of your enemy. Clear the area where 
you find stone and gold. It is time to gather stone and gold. 
Woodcutting is highly essential if you want an easy life. Next northeast 
from your base leads to a huge forest where you can get more wood. Next 
gather 800 food and proceed to next Age. [BTW, don't hesitate to 
research the technology for armor and attack found at the Storage Pit]. 
Once you have reach the Bronze Age. Work fast and research Short 
Swordsmen along with Composite Bowmen. Now its is combat time. Have the
Composite Bowmen [I would get as many as six] to fire at the Sentry
Tower. With Woodcutting, it is impossible for the Sentry Towers to reach
them. Keep on firing and destroy the Towers while have the remainding
groups of Short Swordsmen along with Axeman. They are great for 
destroyed any enemy threat. Remove the towers first at any cost and 
destroy any Bowmen/ Axeman at sight first. The Government center is 
surrounded by Medium Walls and send your infantry to destroy it. Well, 
you will get a movie clip for the work, you have done..
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   - No changes should not be made to the FAQ.
   - No HTMLizing of document unless permission granted from the author,
     as this is same as editing the document.
   - If you link to GameFAQs, don't link it directly to the FAQ, instead
     link it to the Age of Empires: Rise of Rome database at GameFAQs. 

Q: Where can I get the latest revisions of the FAQ?
A: At GameFAQs. If you want your site to be added to the addresses where
   this FAQ can be gotten, you need to seek permission from me. 

Q: Can you sent me the FAQ?
A: No. Otherwise, I would not have to post it to GameFAQs. Remember that
   this FAQ is a bit too huge to be posted via e-mail. Remember that you
   need to get the latest revisions yourself at GameFAQs. 
   (http://www.gamefaqs.com)

   I know that some guys out there have problems in access to Internet 
   due to personal reasons. But it can't be helped. Anyway, you can 
   always count on a friend to get it for you. I felt quite sorry for
   WebTV users as they can access a maximum of 170 Kbs. Don't worry, I
   will try my best to keep this file small. Or I may spilt the FAQ in
   separate FAQs.

Q: What other FAQs that you have written?
A: Quite a lot, you can check it out at my Contributor page anyway.

Q: Why you haven't answered my e-mail?
A: There perhaps may be a few reasons:
   - school [I still got tons of assignments/projects/tests]
   - the answer can be found in the FAQ [if you haven't received the 
     e-mail for two weeks]. I always check my e-mail during weekends/
     holidays, unless I am really busy for that week.
   - Other things may coped up.
   Note that if you can't contact me, feel free to contact other FAQ
   writers for the particular game. But I will be free most of the time
   during school breaks.
   - I may be busying playing the game to uncover more secrets.
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Credits
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1. Thanks to Microsoft and Ensemble for producing such a great game.
2. Thanks to GameFAQs for submitting the FAQ online. Thanks to Jeff 
   "CJayC" Veasey for his support in hosting my FAQs online.
3. Thanks to the GameSages for most codes. 
4. Thanks to Cheat Code Central for the code on the Big Momma. 
5. Thanks to Microsoft Instruction Booklet which is bundled with the
   software.
6. Thanks to GJTam@aol.com for the corrections of the cheats that the
   food, quarry and wood cheats give 1000 each, not 100.
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Copyright 1999 - 2000 of Scott Ong