|This article is about the building in Age of Empires II. For other uses of the term, see Fortress.|
The Fortress is an unconstructable defensive structure in Age of Empires II. It is basically a Castle with longer range and higher garrison capacity and population space (both 30). However, it is unaffected by Fletching and its subsequent upgrades. Fortresses are only available in the Scenario Editor.
The Fortress is based on the Gravensteen located in the Flemish city of Ghent.
Campaign appearances Edit
- In Legionaries on the Horizon!, the player is given the task to destroy the Legionaries' Fortress in the north in order to win the scenario.
- In The Sack of Rome, a Fortress stands in for the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome, where Ataulf must go to capture the Emperor's sister, Galla Placidia.
- In An End and a Beginning, the player is also given the task to destroy the Raiders' Fortress in order to convince all the captains to follow Sforza.
- In The Old World, the player is given the task to either destroy the Isabelista Fortress along with all their other military buildings or destroy all of their Mills instead.
|Unconstructable buildings in Age of Empires II|
|The Age of Kings|
|Cathedral · City Wall · Dome of the Rock · Fortress · Great Pyramid · Mosque · Pavilion · Pyramid · The Accursed Tower · The Tower of Flies · Trade Workshop · Yurt|
|Monument · Sea Gate · Sea Tower · Sea Wall|
|Amphitheatre · Aqueduct · Arch of Constantine · Colosseum · Fire Tower · Fortified Palisade Wall · Gol Gumbaz · Poenari Castle · Quimper Cathedral · Temple of Heaven|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Barricade · Fence · Granary · Hut · Palace · Sea Fortification · Storage · Tent|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Army Tent · Sanchi Stupa|
|Aachen Cathedral · Rock Church|