|First Appearance||The Asian Dynasties|
|Age Available||Fortress Age|
|Base Hit Points||350|
|Resists||30% vs. Ranged|
|Melee Multipliers||x1.5 vs. Infantry|
x0.67 vs. Heavy Infantry
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)|
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, heavy 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.