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Scout Ship

Age: Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Dock.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 135 wood
Hit Points: 120
Attack: - - -
Armor: - - -
Piercing Armor: - - -
Range: - - -
Speed: Fast
Upgrade of: - - -
Special: Boats are twice as resistant to conversion as other units.
Description:
The Scout Ship is the weakest of the war vessels. Upgrades include the War Galley and Trireme. Other war ships include the Catapult Trireme and Juggernaught. War vessels fire at enemy villagers, military units, and boats within range. Researching Alchemy increases attack strength. Ballistics increases accuracy. Woodworking, Artisanship, and Craftsmanship increase range.
History
The first true warships built to attack and sink other ships were galleys mounting a heavy ram at the front. The warship attempted to ram an enemy ship and stave in its hull, causing it at least take on water if not sink. Early warships were almost oar-powered torpedos, consisting of a light, floating hull manned by oarsmen. A sail, if present, was used only in transit, not in battle.

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