This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Centurion (Age of Empires II).
AgeIron Age
Trained atAcademy
TypeHeavy Infantry
Cost60 Food,
40 Gold
Rate of FireFast
Upgraded FromPhalanx1 Phalanx
The Centurion is a heavy infantry unit in Age of Empires and Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. They can be trained at the Academy after researching it as the ultimate upgrade of the Hoplite and Phalanx. To upgrade the Phalanx to the Centurion, 1800 Food and 700 Gold is required after Aristocracy is researched at the Government Center. Although fairly slow, the centurion makes up for it with its high hit points, great attack and exceptional armor.

Civilizations Edit

The Centurion is a common unit, the following civilizations can train them:

Note: The Palmyrans don't get Centurions for lacking the Aristocracy upgrade

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Note: Aristocracy is the prerequisite for upgrading Phalanx to Centurion, they will always be 25% faster than un-upgraded Hoplites
Academy Tree
Bronze Age
Hoplite (AoE)
Iron Age

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Greek: Centurions are 30% faster.
  • Carthaginian: Centurions have 25% more HP, which means they will have 200 HP instead of the normal 160 HP in other civilizations.
  • Macedonian: Centurions have +2 Pierce Armour when dealing with ranged units, have +2 Line of sight and are four times more resistant to enemy conversions.

History Edit

"The smallest tactical unit in the Roman army trusted with independent maneuver was the century, standing 100 man strong (later 80 with the remaining 20 comprising administrative staff and hangers-on). Each century was commanded by a Centurion, a veteran promoted from the ranks after demonstrating bravery, skill, discipline, and leadership. The century was roughly equivalent to the modern infantry platoon and the Centurion was a combination of modern infantry platoon commander (usually a Lieutenant) and top sergeant. Centuries were further organised into cohorts - six centuries per cohort (480 men total) - with the most senior centurion taking overall command of the cohort, akin to a modern infantry company and infantry company commander (usually a Captain or Major). Centurions were the backbone of the legions that built and defended the Roman Empire."

The Age of Empires manual

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