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Shinkichon
Unique-tech
Availability
Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Civilization ConquerorsIcon Koreans
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research time 60 seconds
Research cost
Wood 800
Gold 500
Effect
Effect Mangonels +1 range

Shinkichon is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that is unique to the Koreans and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases Mangonel, Onager, and Siege Onager range by +1.

Strategy Edit

If the player decides to invest in Onagers, researching Shinkichon allows them to outmatch the range of almost all archers and most other ranged units. Furthermore, they can no longer be outranged by Galleons, which makes them especially valuable on maps with a naval focus. With Siege Engineers also researched, Korean Siege Onagers are one of the most dangerous siege weapons in the game.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Shinkichon is 25% faster.

ChangelogEdit

The ConquerorsEdit

  • Shinkichon gives +2 range to the Mangonel line.
  • With the introduction of patch 1.0c, the effect was reduced to +1.

History Edit

"Although the Chinese are credited with the invention of gunpowder, many believe it was the Korean kingdom of Koryo that first employed rocketry and perhaps gunpowder as some sort of weapon. The chroniclers of this period mention Koryo rockets and cannons as being very important to the success of their armies. The long existence of the Koryo and Choson kingdoms required a strong military because only the sea and the Amnok River stood between them and a host of potential enemies."

The Conquerors manual