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Light Transport
Alu AoE LightTransport v1.00 Icon
AgeTool Age
Trained atDock
TypeCivilian Vessel
Cost150 Wood
HP150
Upgraded ToAlu AoE HeavyTransport v1.00 Icon Heavy Transport
Cost to Upgrade300 Food
150 Wood
The Light Transport is a unit in Age of Empires that carries other units across water. It is able to carry 5 other units (every unit counts as one, be it a villager or Heavy Catapult) and can transport them any distance. They cannot attack and need to be escorted with war ships. They can be upgraded to the Heavy Transport in the Iron Age with doubled capacity, faster speed and can withstand greater damage. They are best used in groups, and with expensive units spread out, so that if one is lost, it is less likely to be the one with 5 Heavy Catapults or Centurions. Boats are also twice as resistant to conversion as regular units.

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Minoans: Light Transports cost 30% less wood.
  • Yamato: Light Transports have 30% more HP.
  • Carthaginians: Light Transports move 30% faster.
  • Macedonians: Light Transports are four times more resistant against conversion.
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History Edit

The earliest use of boats in war were primarily to carry men across rivers, lakes, or seas to raid and plunder. They were lightly armored but were armed with ranged weapons carried by the passengers. The most suitable boat for this purpose was built as a compromise between speed and capacity. Raiders did not want to spend long periods in boats making a crossing and needed to surprise their enemies. The boat also had to carry a reasonable number of raiders and have room for any booty to be brought back. The fastest boats of ancient times were galleys powered by sails when possible but mainly by oars. The Greek penteconter with 50 oars was a common transport for troops. In most cases, the crew of oarsmen became raiders when they reached their destination.

 — The Age of Empires manual

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