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

The Centurion is an untrainable heavy cavalry unit introduced in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. It appears in some campaign scenarios and is available in the Scenario Editor.

The Centurion's appearance in The Forgotten is identical to a Cataphract, except for the helmet, which is taken from the Legion in Age of Empires. Its stats are equal to those of an Elite Cataphract.

In the Definitive Edition, Centurions have a unique and less anachronistic appearance based on Late Roman Cataphracts (but different from the game's Cataphract trained by the Byzantines), with golden horse armor, cape, ridge helmet, and a round shield with the Chi Rho symbol. The Definitive Edition version of Belisarius also has this appearance.

Since Update 42848, Centurions appear in the Battle Royale game mode, acting as Guardians of buildings. Higher numbers of Guardians appear near Castles.

Campaign appearances[edit | edit source]

The Centurions appear in some scenarios of the Alaric and Bari campaigns of The Forgotten, always under the command of AI players (the Romans and Melus, respectively).

In the Definitive Edition, Centurions replace the Western Roman Empire's spawned Elite Cataphracts at the end of the Attila the Hun campaign's fourth scenario, A Barbarian Betrothal. They are also included in several scenarios of the reworked Alaric campaign, like Razing Hellas (as part of the Eastern Roman Empire's forces), The Belly of the Beast (in Ravenna, with one representing Emperor Honorius), and The Giant Falls (as part of the Imperial Legions in Rome).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Centurion was a rank in the Roman army, being the commander of a Centuria (literally and originally 100 men, although the standard size was 80 men for most of the Roman Empire).
  • The original appearance of the Centurion is anachronistic, as it combines Medieval heavy cavalry armor with an ancient Greek helmet of the Chalcidian type. Actual Centurions fought as Infantry and wore either a Galea or (in Late Antiquity) a ridge helmet, like those worn by the Centurion and Legionary in the Definitive Edition. A Roman rider would have been called Eques, Legatus, or Clibanarius (in the case of fully armored heavy cavalry).
  • The Centurion rank continued in the Medieval Byzantine Army under the Greek name Kentarches.

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