|Upgraded From||Light Transport|
The Heavy Transport is an improved version of the Light Transport in Age of Empires. This upgrade doubles the carrying capacity and adds +50 additional hit points as well as slightly increasing its movement speed. Depending on the type of map, this technology may not be needed in most games, but if played on sea maps with many island chains, researching this upgrade is strongly recommended. Most civilizations that have access to an Iron Age navy have the ability 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.
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
|Units in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer · War Elephant|
|Siege||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Naval||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaut|
|The Rise of Rome expansion|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|