|First Appearance||Age of Empires II|
|Age Available||Dark Age|
|Base Hit Points||250|
The Palisade Wall is the most basic type of wall available in Age of Empires II. It can be first built in the Dark Age. It is incredibly cheap, costing 2 Wood per section, however it is very weak. Being practically useless, players often use it to mark their territory in the early stages.
Barbarian tribes were migrating across Europe during the Dark Ages, being displaced by other migrations from the East and searching for land to settle. Warrior bands roamed the landscape seeking plunder. In these turbulent times, defensive precautions were taken. Villages were fortified with palisades --- walls built of wood. Although stone walls were preferable, wood was abundant and easy to use, and a palisade could be erected in a fraction of the time a stone wall would take. At night the villagers would bring all their livestock, goods, and tools inside the palisade for protection.