|This article is about the unique technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. For the minor native technology in Age of Empires III, see Aztec Garland Wars.|
Garland Wars is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that is unique to the Aztecs and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases infantry attack by +4, making their infantry one of the most lethal in the game.
With Garland Wars, Jaguar Warriors and Eagle Warriors, who often form the core of Aztec armies, quite effectively replace the cavalry for them. Paired with Pikemen they make a very versatile and dangerous army. Even Teutonic Knights will struggle against them, given the Jaguar Warriors are able to defeat them in some circumstances, especially in mass battles.
|“||When the normal competition between cities and states did not produce enough sacrificial victims for rituals, the Aztecs and their neighbors organized garland or flower wars for the purpose of increasing supply. The warriors of these societies went off to these wars with enthusiasm, knowing this was their opportunity to win glory and status.||”|
|—The Conquerors manual|