|Chain Barding Armor|
|Introduced in||The Age of Kings|
|Required research||Scale Barding Armor|
|Required for||Plate Barding Armor|
|Research time||60 seconds|
|Effect||Cavalry armor +1/+1|
Chain Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1. Plate Barding Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Chinese: Chain Barding Armor is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
- Spanish: Chain Barding Armor doesn´t cost gold.
Armor made of linked metal chains was an improvement over a cascade of metal scales. It had greater integrity and held up better after taking some damage. Where a row of scales might come loose after a blow, chain barding armor stayed largely intact. Because the linked chains were smaller than the scales they replaced, Chain Armor was more flexible and comfortable to wear.
|Husbandry | Bloodlines | Scale Barding Armor | Chain Barding Armor | Plate Barding Armor | Forging | Iron Casting | Blast Furnace|