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Iron Flail
Iron Flail Icon
First AppearanceThe Asian Dynasties
Melee Cavalry
Cost240 FoodIcon food
Age AvailableFortress Age
Ages fortress
BuildingWar Academy
Base Hit Points292
Pop. Use2
Speed6.5
LOS15
Resists30% vs. Ranged
Melee Damage19
Melee Multipliersx1.5 vs. Infantry
x0.67 vs. Heavy Infantry
Area of Effect1
Siege Damage17
Siege Range6
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)
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The Iron Flail is a Chinese heavy cavalry unit featured in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

Overview Edit

The Iron Flail is one of the most important heavy Cavalry units offered by the Chinese. It is trained in the War Academy as a part of the Forbidden Banner Army along with the Meteor Hammer and in the Imperial Banner Army together with Arquebusiers.

Depending on the situation, if used with Beiyang Army (Keshiks + Steppe Riders) units, the Forbidden Army proves good against artillery, light cavalry, light infantry, skirmishers, and archers. When used with the Imperial Army, they are good against heavy infantry, heavy cavalry, archers, skirmishers and light infantry; for heavy artillery have lesser impact. However, they are most effective when combined with either Hand Mortars or/and Flying Crows and with Territorial Army or Old Han Army units.

History Edit

"The flail is a medieval weapon used primarily in Europe during the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries. Its construction consists of a weighted head, often spiked, that is attached to a wooden handle with a whip or length of chain. While not as commonly used in Asia, the flail was quite similar to other flail weapons, such as the Chinese nunchaku, or two-section staff, and Sanjiegun, or three-section staff."

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