Signal Fires
Location Tower
Age Classical Age
Cost 150 wood
Research Time 30 seconds

Signal Fires is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It improves the Line of Sight of all buildings.

Effects Edit

  • Buildings +6 LOS

History Edit

Long before the advent of the telegraph and radio, the ancients developed methods for rapid communication over distance, using fires, flags, and banners. Signal positions were placed within visual contact of each other in a chain and simple messages could be rapidly transmitted across large distances. A defensive wall could be manned lightly while mobile reserves were kept concentrated at regular intervals. Signals could bring warnings quickly, allowing the central reserve to move to a threatened position.

Common tower technologies
Crenellations | Signal Fires | Carrier Pigeons | Boiling Oil