This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Centurion (Age of Empires II).

The Centurion is a heavy infantry unit in Age of Empires that can be trained at the Academy as the final form of the Hoplite. To upgrade the Phalanx to the Centurion, 1,800 food and 700 gold are required after Aristocracy is researched at the Government Center. Although fairly slow, the Centurion makes up for it with its high hit points, great attack, and exceptional armor.

Civilizations Edit

The following civilizations can train the Centurion:

Note: The Palmyrans can't get Centurions for lacking the Aristocracy upgrade
Note: Initially, the Centurion was available to the Hittites, however, in Definitive Edition, it was removed from their tech tree

Upgrades Edit

Tool Age Edit

Bronze Age Edit

Iron Age Edit

Note: Aristocracy is the prerequisite for upgrading Phalanx to Centurion, they will always be 25% faster than un-upgraded Hoplites
Academy Tree
Bronze Age
Hoplite (AoE)
Iron Age

Civilization bonuses Edit

History Edit

"The smallest tactical unit in the Roman army trusted with independent maneuver was the century, standing 100 man strong (later 80 with the remaining 20 comprising administrative staff and hangers-on). Each century was commanded by a Centurion, a veteran promoted from the ranks after demonstrating bravery, skill, discipline, and leadership. The century was roughly equivalent to the modern infantry platoon and the Centurion was a combination of modern infantry platoon commander (usually a Lieutenant) and top sergeant. Centuries were further organised into cohorts - six centuries per cohort (480 men total) - with the most senior centurion taking overall command of the cohort, akin to a modern infantry company and infantry company commander (usually a Captain or Major). Centurions were the backbone of the legions that built and defended the Roman Empire."
The Age of Empires manual

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