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Heavy Transport

Age: Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Dock.
Upgrade Cost: 150 food, 125 wood
Cost: 150 wood
Hit Points: 200
Attack: - - -
Armor: - - -
Piercing Armor: - - -
Range: - - -
Speed: Fast
Upgrade of: Light Transport
Special: Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other units.
The Heavy Transport lets you transport villagers, military units, and Artifacts across water. The Heavy Transport has more hit points, is faster, and carries more units than the Light Transport.
Ships built for carrying military units replaced smaller galleys when armies grew larger and targets became more valuable and better defended. It became necessary to move ever-larger armies for invasion, and to bring siege engines and supplies along for drawn-out sieges of coastal cities. The Heavy Transport represents a larger sailing ship, something like a Merchant Ship, built mainly for capacity at the expense of speed.

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