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Conscript Sailors is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It reduces ship training time.

Effects Edit

  • Ships train 25% faster

History Edit

The ability to conscript crews gave rulers the ability to put a fleet at sea quickly. The Greeks were able to rush a fleet to sea when threatened by the Persians, as were the Romans in their war with Carthage. Creating fleets was a function of shipbuilding, assembling crews, and training. Oar-powered ships required only a few skilled sailors, but a hardy crew of fit and motivated men on the rowing benches could mean the difference between victory or defeat. Slaves, in general, made for poor rowers.

Common Dock technologies
Purse Seine | Salt Amphora | Enclosed Deck | Arrow Ship Cladding | Reinforced Ram | Naval Oxybeles | Conscript Sailors | Heroic Fleet
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