Town Patrol
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization All civilizations
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Town-center-logo Town Center
Required research Townwatch Town Watch
Research time 40 seconds
Research cost
Food 300
Gold 100
Effect Building LOS +4

Town Patrol is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Town Center once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the Line of Sight for all buildings by +4.

Civilizations Bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Town Patrol is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Persians: Town Patrol is researched 15%/20% faster in the Castle/Imperial Age.

Changelog Edit

The Age of Kings Edit

  • Town Patrol costs 300F/200G.

The Forgotten Edit

  • Town Patrol cost changed to 300F/100G.

History Edit

As communities grew they had more to defend and more resources with which to defend. The town watch grew into a town patrol usually provided by the local lord as part of his responsibility for the community’s safety. Town patrols ranged far from the community to crossing points or passes where enemies might appear. Longer ranged patrols meant earlier warnings and more time for preparation against attack.

Building Technologies

Town Watch | Town Patrol | Masonry | Architecture | Treadmill Crane | Hoardings