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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the similar unit in Age of Empires II, see Longboat (Age of Empires II).
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Longboat (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Norse
Age/God ClassicalAge Classical Age
Unit Type Naval
Cost 100 Wood
50 Gold
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
0 6 0
Range 12 feet
Hit Points 290
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
30% 20% 10%
Speed 5.5 feet/second
Line of Sight 24 feet
Train at Dock
Train Time 14 seconds

Longboats are basic ships used by the Norse civilization in Age of Mythology. They are first available in the Classical Age and are the standard naval unit. Longboats also act as transports, as they can carry up to 10 units.

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Longboats are critical in gaining control of water as they are the only warship available in the Classical Age. They are also excellent at sinking enemy Transport Ships. Once in the Heroic Age, they will need support from other warships. Siege Ships will destroy them easily. Naval myth units or siege weapons are also a large threat. Unlike other cultures' arrow ships, the Longboat can transport a few units, which saves valuable population space when planning naval invasions.

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Vikings had a long history of naval trading, which eventually developed into coastal raiding. The longboat was a fast warship about 80 feet long. The ships could be rowed or a single mast stepped amidships with a square sail. The maneuverability, high speed and shallow draught allowed the ships to penetrate rivers, which the Vikings used to attack even inland towns. While bulkier vessels could only be moored in a harbor, the longboats could be beached right on the shore. The flexible hull allowed the longboats to traverse the treacherous waves of the North Atlantic, while still loaded down goods and warriors. Viking chieftains were even buried in their ships.

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