AgeIron Age
Trained atBarracks
Cost 35 Food,
15 Gold
Upgraded FromLong Swordsman
A Legion is an infantry unit that is featured in Age of Empires. It is an upgrade of the Long Swordsman and is more than twice as powerful.

Gameplay Edit

For the cheap cost and good hit point count, the Legion is an excellent choice to send into battle over the Long Swordsman. They can survive longer and give more damage although they still remain inferior to Academy units. These units are great for massed attacks due to their cheap cost and expandability. They are the weakest type of super unit and cannot be upgraded further. If played as the Chosons their hit points increases by 50% and if played as the Romans their attack rate increases by 33%.


Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilization Bonuses Edit


Legions in Age of Empires were primarily based on troops that once patrolled the frontiers of the Roman Empire. These troops are very well trained and were considered as one of the best soldiers in Europe during antiquity. For one thing, the Roman Empire had a centralized bureaucracy which improved the skill and tactics generals use during combat since only well trained soldiers are allowed to become the legions and praetorians of Rome. These soldiers are controlled by infantry divisions which made warfare easier by splitting infantry into different groups. Roman Centurions control 100 infantry units at a time with other advisors controlling a smaller group of infantry units under the Centurion. Roman Legions were equipped with iron swords (Gladius) and shields, which are lighter and easier to use than bronze weapons manufactured by other civilizations.

Unit Evolution: Legion

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