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Heavy Transport
Alu AoE HeavyTransport v1.00 Icon
AgeIron Age
Trained atDock
TypeCivilian Vessel
Cost150 Wood
HP200
SpeedFast
Upgraded FromLight Transport
In Age of Empires, the Heavy Transport is an improved version of the Light Transport, able to carry more units, and with improved hit points and speed. It can be built at the dock once the player researches the "heavy transport" upgrade. The unit starts out with 200 hit points, no armor and 10 carrying capacity. Stats cannot be upgraded. This technology is not really needed in most games, but if played on sea maps with many island chains, researching this upgrade is strongly recommended. Most civilizations that can build Triremes are able to build the heavy transport.

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Yamato: Heavy Transports have +30% hit points, totaling it up to 259.
  • Carthaginian: Heavy Transports are 30% faster.
  • Minoan: Heavy Transports cost 30% less Wood.
  • Macedonian: Heavy Transports are four times more resistant to enemy conversion.

History Edit

Ships built for carrying military units replaced smaller galleys when armies grew larger and targets became more valuable and better defended. It became necessary to move ever-larger armies for invasion, and to bring siege engines and supplies along for extended sieges of coastal cities. The Heavy Transport represents a larger sailing ship, something like a Merchant Ship, built mainly for capacity at the expense of speed.

— The Age of Empires manual

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