Chain Barding Armor
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See description
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Blacksmith-logo Blacksmith
Required research Scalebardingarmor Scale Barding Armor
Required for Platebardingarmor Plate Barding Armor
Research time 60 seconds
Research cost
Food 250
Gold 150
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.

Chain Barding Armor is available to all civilizations except for the Aztecs, Incas, Malay, and Mayans.

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Chain Barding Armor is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Spanish: Chain Barding Armor doesn´t cost gold.

History Edit

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.

Cavalry technologies
Husbandry | Bloodlines | Scale Barding Armor | Chain Barding Armor | Plate Barding Armor | Forging | Iron Casting | Blast Furnace