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Bodkin ArrowFile:Bodkinarrow.jpg
Age AvailableCastle Age
BuildingBlacksmith
Cost 200 Food,
100 Gold
StatsArcher, Castle, and boat attack +1
Bodkin Arrow is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, this Technology increases Archer, Castle, Tower and boat attack and range by +1.

History Edit

The bodkin arrow was an innovation that made archers of all types more effective against men wearing armor. The bodkin was simply a straight point intended to puncture, rather than a typical broad point intended to slice as it penetrated. The broad point was fine for hunting or use against unarmored targets, but armor effectively dissipated its energy. The bodkin concentrated its power in the point and could penetrate any armor at a sufficiently short range. The English longbowmen at Agincourt lofted barrages of bodkin arrows down upon the dense ranks of French knights. The bodkins, aided by the force of gravity, penetrated helmets, shoulders, legs, and arms when they struck perpendicularly to the face of armor.

Missile / Siege Technologies
Fletching | Bodkin Arrow | Bracer | Padded Archer Armor | Leather Archer Armor | Ring Archer Armor | Ballistics | Murder Holes | Heated Shot | Chemistry | Siege Engineers | Thumb Ring | Parthian Tactics

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