|Age/God||Mythic Age / Poseidon|
|Cost||250 Wood |
|Line of Sight||24 meters|
|Train Time||17 seconds|
The Argo is a ranged naval Hero Unit available to Greek civilizations worshipping Poseidon. It is first available in the Mythic Age. As with all Heroes it it effective against Myth Units. It is ranged so it can fire arrows at enemies from a distance. It is the only naval hero in the game, making the Argo crucial in combating naval myth units. It also gives Poseidon's fleets an advantage in naval battles as they become the only civilization with a dedicated anti-myth unit ship. In other regards in functions as an arrow ship, making it effective against hammer ships but weak against siege ships. The Argo can also be sunk with shore defenses and siege weapons.
The Argo ( "swift sailing") was a ship built by Argos of Thessaly out of beech trees from Mount Pelion. Athena aided in the construction herself. Jason and the other Argonauts sailed on the Argo in their quest for the Golden Fleece. It was the largest ship ever built, with a full fifty oars, one for each of the Argonauts. Athena fitted the bow with a figurehead of lumber cut from her sacred oaks at Dodona that could speak and had the gift of prophecy.
Some of the Argonauts included:
Jason, the captain
Atalanta of Calydon, the virgin huntress
Calais, the winged son of Boreas
Heracles, the strongest man in Greece
Peleus the myrmidon, Achilles' father
Orpheus, the Thracian bard
Polydeuces, a Spartan boxer
Nauplius the Argive, song of Poseidon and a great navigator
And that most famous of Greek heroes, Butes of Athens, the bee-master