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The Bogsveigir is an archer unit for the Norse in Age of Mythology. It was added in the v2.0 patch, and the Tale of the Dragon expansion. It can be trained at the Hill Fort in the Heroic Age or in the Classical Age on the Sea of Worms random map, and is good against flying units.

It should be noted that Archer line upgrades, which affect exclusively the Bogsveigir, cost half the price, compared to the Greeks' and Atlanteans'. For example, Medium Archers costs 75 Wood and 75 Gold, rather than 150 of each resource.

Attack bonuses Edit

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

Odin enables Bogsveigirs to regenerate 1.5 HP/s when idle. Odin also increases HP by 20%.

Strategy Edit

This unit was added in order to better face enemy myth units, especially flying ones (such as the Stymphalian Bird), but also because the Norse lacked a dedicated archer unit.

Unlike the Throwing Axeman, the Bogsveigir causes pierce rather than hack damage, and is also superior in almost any stat, save for cost (they cost 30 extra wood) and hack armor. Still, they are not as strong against infantry, as they lack an anti-infantry bonus, but their great range more than makes up for it.

When behind cover, such as Stone Walls, and in groups, they can become alarmingly dangerous, as they will abuse their range to snipe enemies from afar, and even stave off myth unit assaults. If a player plays on a defense-oriented map, such as Jotunheim or Deep Jungle or in Sea of Worms (where they are available in the Classical Age), it is recommended to largely substitute, but not to completely replace the Throwing Axemen.

Concerning their anti-myth unit role, Hersirs are better at fighting land units, but the Bogsveigir are the only units who can face flying units, other than Throwing Axemen, and the only ones who can attack distant naval myth units such as Krakens.

History Edit

"The Bogsveigir is a Norse archer with high accuracy and impressive range, his skill blessed by Valir, the god of archery. It can be trained at the Hill Fort and used for battles where close quarter combat is ineffective, or where ranged support is needed."

In-game history section

Trivia Edit

  • The Bogsveigir is the fifth non-Chinese Archer added to the game.
  • The Bogsveigir was originally an upgrade for Norse Archers in the alpha/beta but was scrapped.
  • Bogsveigir means "Bow Swayer", or "Archer", in Old Norse.
  • The history description mentions a god called "Valir" who is in fact, not real. The actual Norse god of Archery was Ullr or Ullinn, one of the Aesir (primary Norse gods) second husband of Skadi and stepson of Thor.

Gallery Edit

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archers Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapons Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ships Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos  · Physician
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archers Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapons Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ships Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archers Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapons Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ships Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archers Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapons Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ships Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archers Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapons Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk