Clubmen are available to all civilizations.
The Clubman is the first and weakest infantry unit available and should therefore be upgraded to the Axeman as soon as possible in the Tool Age, as Clubmen become virtually useless in that Age. Many players use Clubmen for exploring the map during the Stone Age.
Further statistics Edit
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Weak vs.||Archers, cavalry|
|Attack|| Toolworking (+2)|
|Armor|| Leather Armor Infantry (+2/+0)|
Scale Armor Infantry (+2/+0)
Chain Mail Infantry (+2/+0)
Bronze Shield (+0/+1)
Iron Shield (+0/+1)
Tower Shield (+0/+1)
|Speed||Logistics (decreases population usage by 50%)|
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Choson: Clubmen have +5 HP.
- Macedonians: Clubmen have +2 Line of Sight and are four times more resistant to conversion.
"The first soldiers were local people called up for military duty in times of emergency. These temporary soldiers were commonly armed with any weapon used for hunting game and other wildlife. A common development of these weapons were wooden spears and large pieces of wood or bone. These tools were easily made since they could be crafted very easily and were an extension of weapons already used for hunting and gathering. Early troops that used these weapons were effective and needed minimum training. The club itself had very little practical use other than for combat against other humans since it was too slow and cumbersome to hunt game. These early fighters eventually became obsolete following the Neolithic Revolution, as better tools and toolworking became available. Some of these improvements included improved stoneworking and woodworking, and later the introduction of more advanced metal weapons made from bronze."—Age of Empires manual
|Units in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Archers||Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · War Elephant|
|Siege||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Navy||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaught|
|The Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|