Reinforced Ram is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It upgrades ramming ships (Pentekonters, Ramming Galleys, Drakkars, Fireships (Atlantean) and Fire Ships (Chinese) to heavy ramming ships, increasing their attack and hit points.
Effects[edit | edit source]
- Ramming ships +10% attack
- Ramming ships +10% HP
- Fireships and Fire Ships +15% HP
History[edit | edit source]
The development of the oar-powered ram in the ancient world led to a corresponding effort to strengthen the hulls of ships to resist being crushed. Naval architects had to balance the desire for speed, which increased the effect of a ramming attack, and the desire for hull strength, which increased ship survivability. At the great naval battle at Salamis, the smaller and swifter Greek ships gained a decisive advantage against the larger and stronger Persian and Phoenician ships in the narrow strait. In more open water, the much larger Persian fleet may have reversed the outcome.
|Common Dock technologies|
|Purse Seine | Salt Amphora | Enclosed Deck | Arrow Ship Cladding | Reinforced Ram | Naval Oxybeles | Conscript Sailors | Heroic Fleet|