Chain Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1. Plate Barding Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Chinese: Chain Barding Armor is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
- Spanish: Chain Barding Armor costs no gold.
“Armor made of linked metal chains was an improvement over a cascade of metal scales. It had greater integrity and held up better after taking some damage. Where a row of scales might come loose after a blow, chain barding armor stayed largely intact. Because the linked chains were smaller than the scales they replaced, Chain Armor was more flexible and comfortable to wear.”
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