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This article is about the technology. For the map, see Nomad.

Nomads is a technology in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten that is unique to the Mongols and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it makes Houses retain their population room after being destroyed. Castles and Town Centers, however, are not affected, and will need to be rebuilt in order to keep the population room. It does not apply to Yurts, Huts, and Pavilions, despite them sharing the same function as Houses.

Before the Definitive Edition, the bonus applied even when partially built Houses were deleted. This oversight allowed players to quickly increase population space with minimal wood cost.


Its value is situational, for example when the player sends most of their army to attack an opponent and an enemy unexpectedly invades the player's village, Nomads becomes valuable as it helps save wood to replenish losses from an enemy siege.

It can also be used to remove clutter from a base by deleting Houses to ease the transit of Trade Carts and increase their efficiency. However, the player must make sure the Houses are not walling off enemies before doing this.


The Forgotten[]

  • Nomads costs 300 wood.

The African Kingdoms[]

  • Nomads now costs 300 wood and 150 gold.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Destroyed house foundations no longer provide population space with the “Nomads” technology.