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The Clubman is an infantry unit in Age of Empires that can be trained at the Barracks. It is the first and most basic infantry unit and the only military unit trainable in the Stone Age. Researching Battle Axe upgrades Clubmen to Axemen

Clubmen are available to all civilizations.

Strategy Edit

Clubmen are the first and therefore weak infantry unit available and should therefore be upgraded to Axeman as soon as possible in the Tool Age as Clubmen become virtually useless in that Age. Many players use a Clubman for exploring the map during the Stone Age.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Villagers
Weak vs. Archers, cavalry
Upgrades
Attack ToolworkingAoE Toolworking (+2)
Metalworkingicon Metalworking (+2)
Metallurgyicon Metallurgy (+3)
Armor Leatherarmorinfantryicon Leather Armor Infantry (+2/+0)
Scalearmorinfantryicon Scale Armor Infantry (+2/+0)
Chainmailinfantryicon Chain Mail Infantry (+2/+0)
Bronzeshieldicon Bronze Shield (+0/+1)
Ironshieldicon Iron Shield (+0/+1)
Towershieldicon Tower Shield (+0/+1)
Speed Logistics Logistics (decreases population usage by 50%)
Upgrades Battle Axe Axeman

Civilization bonuses Edit

History Edit

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

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