|This article is about the building in Age of Empires. For fortifications in general, see Defensive structure.|
The Fortification is a wall in Age of Empires. It is an upgrade of the Medium Wall which increases hit points by 100. It can be upgraded at Granary once the Iron Age is reached. Like all buildings, when Architecture is researched, its hit points increases (totaling up to 480) and build time is reduced.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Babylonian and Shang Fortifications have twice as much hit points, with a maximum of 960 hit points with Architecture. Thus, Babylonian and Shang Fortifications have the highest building hit points.
- Fortifications are not available for Carthaginians, Macedonians, Minoans, and Yamato.
- In the Age of Empires beta, Fortifications and other Walls catch fire when they were damaged, just like every other building in the final game.
"The great civilizations of ancient times built ever larger fortifications to protect their important cities and frontiers. Herodotus reported that the walls of Babylon were sufficiently thick that a chariot could be driven on them around the city. Archaeology indicates that large walls were not invulnerable – every great ancient city appears to have been stormed eventually – but only a large and well-equipped army could surmount them."—Age of Empires manual