Parthian Tactics
Age AvailableImperial Age
BuildingArchery Range
Cost 200 Food,
250 Gold
StatsCavalry archers have +1 normal/+2 piece armor.

Parthian Tactics is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. Researched at the archery range, it improves defensive training for cavalry archers, increasing their armor by 1/2p and giving them an attack bonus against pikemen. Note that it also applies to the Mongols special unit, the Mangudai.

Parthian Tactics is only available to the Huns, Japanese, Mongols, Persians, Saracens, and Turks.

Real Info Edit

Parthia was an ancient ancestor of the Persians that existed to the east of the Roman Empire in its earlier stages. Parthia was famed for its mobile cavalry archers, not least of which the skill of firing a shot at pursuers during a retreat. The icon for Parthian Tactics is that of a cavalry archer firing backwards, a reference to this. In modern English, the phrase "Parting Shot" (in the context of ending a conversation) came from Parthia and its battle-tactics.

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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