Scale Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II available at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1.
Chain Barding Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Chinese: Scale Barding Armor is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
“Barding was armor placed on horses. Scale barding armor was made of layers of rounded metal scales that overlapped each other in a cascade. This partially protected the horse from both arrows and hand weapons. A blow against the armor was partially deflected, and the layers of scales absorbed much of the energy of the blow.”
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