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Fishing Boat

Age: Stone
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Dock.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 50 wood
Hit Points: 45
Attack: - - -
Armor: - - -
Piercing Armor: - - -
Range: - - -
Speed: Medium
Upgrade of: - - -
Special: Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other units.
Description:
The Fishing Boat provides food by gathering fish and depositing them at the Dock. The cargo capacity of a Fishing Boat is greater than the carrying capacity of a villager. The Fishing Boat can be upgraded to the Fishing Ship.
Comments
Fishing in AoE was generally held to be a slow method of food gathering but with RoR on certain maps such as Mediterranean, the Fishing Boat got a whole new lease of life as it could fish faster and greatly aid a boom.
Phill
History
The Fishing Boat represents a small, primitive vessel for use by one or a few fishermen. The first boats were probably dugout canoes, made from a single large log. These were excavated by fire and adze. Despite the passage of time and great technological advances in all areas, there are more log-hull boats in use today than of any other single type.

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