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The Myrmidon is a slow-moving Greek Mythic Age infantry unit in Age of Mythology. It is trained at the Fortress and Military Academy (The Titans only), and is the unique unit for Zeus.

Attack Bonus Edit

(No bonus against Axemen or Throwing Axemen).

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Zeus makes all infantry do double damage to buildings, including Myrmidons.

Strategy Edit

Myrmidons have attack bonuses against all non-Greek human soldiers and are very dangerous in close quarters. Most infantry and cavalry units will not be able to stand against them. However, Myrmidons do not get a bonus against counter-infantry, so they are just as vulnerable to them as other infantrymen. Otherwise, players can counter them with stronger Myth Units or attack at a distance with archers. In The Titans, the population cost for Myrmidons is increased to 3, though they are still superior to Hoplites in almost every way. If Beast Slayer is researched, Myrmidons gain additional damage against Myth Units as well. Also, as human soldiers, they fight well against heroes. Against Greek opponents, they are of course rather ordinary.

History Edit

When the city of Aegnia was depopulated by a plague, Aeacus, its king, prayed to the gods that the ants infesting an oak tree be turned into people to repopulate his kingdom. Thus the ants became Myrmidons. They later followed Achilles to the Trojan War and were particularly noted for carrying out his orders pitilessly and without question, no matter how cruel. Today the word has come to mean a subordinate who carries out orders without question.

GalleryEdit

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archers Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapons Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ships Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos  · Physician
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archers Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapons Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ships Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archers Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapons Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ships Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archers Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapons Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ships Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archers Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapons Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk