Fortification


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Fortification

Age: Iron
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Granary, research Small Wall, upgrade to Medium Wall, upgrade to Fortification.
Upgrade Cost: 250 food, 75 stone
Research Cost: – – –
Cost: 5 stone
Hit Points: 400
Upgrade of: Medium Wall
Special: – – –
Description:
The Fortification is the ultimate wall. It has more hit points than the Medium Wall. You can research and upgrade walls at the Granary.
Walls are defensive structures that can be built around your empire or important areas. Villagers and military units cannot move through standing walls, however, they can attack the walls. Stone Throwers, Catapults, Heavy Catapults, Ballistas, and the Helepoplis are particularly effective for destroying walls.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History

The great civilizations of ancient times built ever larger fortifications to protect their important cities and frontiers. Herodotus reported that the walls of Babylon were sufficiently thick that a chariot could be driven on them around the city. Archaeology indicates that large walls were not invulnerable – every great ancient city appears to have been stormed eventually – but only a large and well-equipped army could surmount them.