AgeStone Age
Trained atBarracks
TypeLight Infantry
Cost50 Food
Rate of FireFast
Upgraded ToAxeman Axeman
Cost to Upgrade100 Food

The Clubman is the first and most basic infantry unit in Age of Empires and the only military unit trainable in the Stone Age.

Strategy Edit

Being the first, it is also the weakest infantry unit and should be upgraded to Axeman as soon as possible in the Tool Age. Clubman can be trained from the Barracks.

Many players use a clubman for exploring the map during Stone Age.

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Macedonians: Clubmen have +2 line of sight and are four times more resistant to conversion.

History Edit

"The first soldiers were local people called up for military duty in times of emergency. These temporary soldiers were commonly armed with any weapon used for hunting game and other wildlife. A common development of these weapons were wooden spears and large pieces of wood or bone. These tools were easily made since they could be crafted very easily and were an extension of weapons already used for hunting and gathering. Early troops that used these weapons were effective and needed minimum training. The club itself had very little practical use other than for combat against other humans since it was too slow and cumbersome to hunt game. These early fighters eventually became obsolete following the Neolithic Revolution, as better tools and toolworking became available. Some of these improvements included improved stoneworking and woodworking, and later the introduction of more advanced metal weapons made from bronze."

Age of Empires manual


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