Civilization Greek
Age/God Mythic Age / Zeus
Unit Type Infantry
Cost 70 Food, 50 Gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
10 - -
Range 0 feet
Hit Points 110
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
45% 20% 99%
Speed 4.0 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Fortress
Military Academy
Train Time 14 seconds

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.


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