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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.

TriviaEdit

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

Gallery Edit

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