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Frontier Guards is a technology in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Dynasties of India that is unique to the Gurjaras and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, their Camel Riders and Elephant Archers get +4 armor.

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The Camel Rider line is weak against other melee units except cavalry. This technology will not only provide durablity for Gurjaran Camel Riders against infantry, but they also perform better against cavalry. To a degree, it also meant to compensate for lacking Blast Furnace and Ring Archer Armor (the latter for Elephant Archers). Combined with +50% bonus attack, the Gurjaras have one of the best Camels.

However, since it does not provide pierce armor, which is more essential than melee for both Camel Riders and Elephant Archers, and the Gurjaras do not have access to either Parthian Tactics or Ring Archer Armor, this will result in just +2 melee armor compared to the Bengali one and being more vulnerable against ranged units, so it is suggested to be researched as the last upgrade.

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