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Light Transport

Age: Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Dock.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 150 wood
Hit Points: 150
Attack: - - -
Armor: - - -
Piercing Armor: - - -
Range: - - -
Speed: Medium
Upgrade of: - - -
Special: Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other units.
Description:
The Light Transport lets you transport villagers, military units, and Artifacts across water. The Light Transport can be upgraded to the Heavy Transport.
History
The earliest use of boats in war was probably to carry men across rivers, lakes, or seas to raid and plunder. The most suitable boat for this purpose was built as a compromise between speed and capacity. Raiders did not want to spend long periods in boats making a crossing and needed to surprise their enemies. The boat also had to carry a reasonable number of raiders and have room for any booty to be brought back. The fastest boats of ancient times were galleys powered by sails when possible but mainly by oars. The Greek penteconter with 50 oars was a common transport for troops. In most cases, the crew of oarsmen became raiders when they reached their destination.

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