Broad Swordsman
File:Broad Swordsman.gif
AgeBronze Age
Trained atBarracks
Cost 35 Food,
15 Gold
Upgraded FromShort Swordsman
Upgraded ToLong Swordsman

Broad Swordsman is a unit in Age of Empires that is a stronger upgrade of the Short Swordsman. The Broad Sword Technology is available at the Barracks in the Bronze Age for 300 Gold and 120 Food . The Broad Swordsman can be upgraded further to a Long Swordsman once Iron Age is reached.

Gameplay Edit


The Broad Swordsman is stronger than the Short Swordsman and is an upgrade available immediately after researching the Short Sword. Only four civilizations in the game cannot upgrade to the Broad Sword. It has more hit points and attack, making it useful in the Bronze Age, being better equipped to stand up to cavalry. However, their speed still poses a problem, making them vulnerable to archers, just like Short Swordsmen. However, they do make a good army in massed numbers for a Bronze Age assault.

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilization Bonuses Edit

Unit Evolution: Broad Swordsman

Short Swordsman --> Broad Swordsman --> Long Swordsman --> Legion

Trivia Edit

This unit is seen in Age of Empires II as a "Heavy Swordsman" but is only available if unlocked from the scenario editor.


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