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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technology in Age of Mythology, see Crenellations (Age of Mythology).
Crenellations
Unique-tech
Availability
Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Civilization KingsIcon Teutons
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research Time 60 seconds
Research Cost
Food 600
Stone 400
Effect
Effect Castle range +3, garrisoned infantry fires arrows

Crenellations is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that is unique to the Teutons and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases Castle range by +3, and any garrisoned infantry can shoot arrows.

Strategy Edit

Normally, only archer-type units and Villagers provide additional arrows to a Tower's, Town Center's, or Castle's attack while common infantry don't. Crenellations gives a Teutonic player an edge by circumventing this, allowing any garrisoned infantry to contribute to a Tower/Castle/Town Center's defense. Bombard Towers, however, do not benefit from Crenellations like normal Towers since their strict garrison bonus only applies if gunpowder units are present.

This becomes valuable if the player's army is routed and is on a retreat, and there are auxiliary Castles and Towers near the enemy base, as they can hide in them to heal while also bolstering the structures' defensive capabilities.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Crenellations is 25% faster.

History Edit

"The Teutons carried their crusade mainly into Eastern Europe while others groups vied for the Holy Land. The Teutons became especially adept at the art of building and using castles offensively to establish political control of the countryside. A few knights and soldiers in a dominating castle could control the countryside for miles."

The Conquerors manual

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