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This article is about the building in Age of Empires. For fortifications in general, see Defensive structure.

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All Fortifications (Definitive Edition)

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 | edit source]

Buildings Tree
First Town Center
Storage Pit
Archery Range
Small Wall
Watch Tower
Siege Workshop
Medium Wall
Government Center
Sentry Tower
More Town Centers
Guard Tower
Ballista Tower

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

History[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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