AgeTool Age
Trained atBarracks
Cost 50 Food
Upgraded FromClubman

The Axeman is a infantry unit in Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome expansion. It is an upgrade of the Clubman and is statistically among the strongest units of the Tool Age. In large numbers they can be effective, although in the Bronze and Iron Age they are easily outclassed by other Barracks and Academy units. They are not effective against Bowmen because they move too slowly to approach before being killed. However, they are very effective against Villagers and later siege weapons. They tend to dominate the Tool Age for offensive capabilities but are quickly overpowered later in the game.

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilation Bonuses Edit

  • Macedonian Axemen have +2 line of sight and are more resistant to conversion.

History Edit

The Axeman in the game is a generic representation of the early stages in a civilization's history, with little or no documentation in many cases, yet it is not unreasonable to consider any civilization having gone through such a stage. Having established itself, the civilization would soon begin to consider alternative uses for the simple weapons they had made. Originally for hunting and defense from animals, axes and clubs en masse can be seen to symbolize the first primitive efforts to organize a military force, the faltering first steps towards more sophisticated weapons and armies.

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