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Stable

Age: Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Barracks.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 150 wood
Hit Points: 350
Upgrade of: - - -
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Description:
The Stable lets you train cavalry units, including the Scout, Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract, Chariot, and War Elephant. You must build the Stable before you can build the Academy. In RoR the Scythe Chariot and Armoured Elephant are added.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History
The horse that survived the last Ice Age was a relatively small animal unsuited for riding or pulling. They were hunted out of existence in the Americas and domesticated first for food on the steppes of Asia. Over many generations of selective breeding, they grew large enough to be of use other than as food. One issue that had to be resolved was how to harness them without causing choking. Humans learned eventually to ride, first from the rear, non-control position over the hips, and then the forward control position that we are familiar with today. The first evidence of horses being ridden appears in the second millennium BC, although it is accepted generally that they were ridden earlier in Asia. The Stable represents the application of animals, primarily the horse, to warfare, first pulling chariots and then carrying warriors. Detailed records survive from Assyria and elsewhere related to the acquiring, training, equipping, and employment of horses in battle.
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