Conscription is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the work rate of Barracks, Archery Ranges, Stables, and Castles by +33%. Opposing to what the in-game description says, this includes the speed at which technologies are researched at these buildings.

Conscription is considered essential to research as it greatly benefits when it comes towards replenishing armies or amassing large quantities of units.

Civilization bonuses Edit

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: If Kasbah is researched, researching Conscription is 25% faster.

History Edit

Lords of the Middle Ages had the ability to call up their vassals and the peasant militia for limited service. Conscription was the next evolution in acquiring men for military service. It allowed a lord to put men into military service for an extended period, not just a few months of campaigning each year. In some parts of the world, a man might be conscripted for many years of service.
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