Axeman (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Egyptians
Age/God Classical Age
Unit Type Infantry
Cost 40 food
30 gold
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
5 - -
Range 0 feet
Hit Points 70
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
40% 5% 99%
Speed 4.3 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Barracks
Train Time 10 seconds

The Axeman is an Egyptian counter-infantry infantry unit available from the Classical Age.

Attack Bonus Edit

Strengths and Weaknesses Edit

Strong against
Weak against

Improvements Edit

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General Edit

Strategy Edit

Like the Slinger, the Axeman is a hard counter unit. It has a large bonus against infantry units and Norse Heroes. Infantry are commonly used in the Classical Age, especially by Norse players. As Axemen are cheap and quick to train, Egyptian players can rapidly mass them to wipe out any early threat from infantry.

Axemen have a poor normal attack and are very vulnerable to ranged attacks from archers and counter-archers due to their abysmal pierce armor. To mitigate this, they can be supported by counter-archer units such as the Slinger. Axemen fare acceptably against cavalry if they outnumber them well enough, although the Spearman is always a better choice to occupy this role.

As with all Barracks units, Axemen are weaker than Migdol Stronghold units. The Chariot Archer is much more versatile and can occupy the anti-infantry role to a certain extent. On the other hand, Axemen deal nearly twice as much damage to infantry as Chariots do. Furthermore, Horus worshipers may find a use for Axemen, as Axe of Vengeance turns them into building-wreckers.

History Edit

The two-handed piercing axe was especially useful as a weapon against heavily armored opponents because the axe could penetrate almost any armor. The axe was difficult to use, however, because it was unwieldy, required space to enable a swing, was relatively slow in use, and left the axe man exposed during the swing. Opponents slowed by heavy armor and shields had less opportunity to take advantage of these handicaps.


  • In the Spanish version of Age of Mythology, the Axeman unit's name is incorrectly translated as "Axe Thrower" (Lanzador de hachas).

Gallery Edit

Age of Mythology military units
Culture Type Units
Greek Infantry Hopliteiconaom Hoplite  · Hypaspisticon Hypaspist  · MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon (Zeus) · MilitiaIcon Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotesicon Toxotes  · Aompeltasticon Peltast  · GastraphetesIcon Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry AoMHippikonIcon Hippikon  · AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos  · HetairoiIcon Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Petrobolos  · Helepolisicon Helepolis
Naval vessel Triremeicon Trireme  · Pentekontericon Pentekonter  · Juggernauticon Juggernaut
Other Kataskoposicon Kataskopos  · PhysicianIcon Physician
Egyptian Infantry Aomspearmanicon Spearman  · Aomaxemanicon Axeman  · Aommercicon Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Aomslingericon Slinger  · AoMChariotArcherIcon Chariot Archer
Cavalry AoMCamelryIcon Camelry  · Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant  · AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Catapult  · Aomsiegetowericon Siege Tower
Naval vessel Kebeniticon Kebenit  · Ramminggalleyicon Ramming Galley  · Warbargeicon War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark  · Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman  · Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir icon Bogsveigir
Cavalry AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry  · Jarlicon Jarl
Siege weapon Portableramicon Portable Ram  · Ballistaicon Ballista
Naval vessel Longboaticon Longboat  · Drakkaricon Drakkar  · AoMDragonshipIcon Dragon Ship
Atlantean Infantry Murmilloicon Murmillo  · Katapeltesicon Katapeltes  · Destroyer icon Destroyer  · Fanatic icon Fanatic
Archer Arcus icon Arcus  · Turmaicon Turma
Cavalry Contarius icon Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballistaicon Cheiroballista  · Firesiphonicon Fire Siphon  · Atlantean Onager Icon Onager
Naval vessel AoMBiremeIcon Bireme  · Atlanteanfireshipicon Fireship  · Siegebiremeicon Siege Bireme
Other Oracleicon Oracle
Chinese Infantry Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu Icon Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer Icon Mounted Archer
Cavalry CataphractIcon Cataphract  · General Icon General  · Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot Icon War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance Icon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger Icon Sitting Tiger
Naval vessel Junk Icon Junk  · Fire Ship Chinese Icon Fire Ship  · Siege Junk Icon Siege Junk