The Scout Ship appears in Age of Empires and is the first offensive vessel available. It is, as its name suggests, a light, fast moving scouting vessel. Because of its low attack it is not very effective in combat although it is the best available prior to the Bronze Age. It has an extensive sight range and can be used in conjunction with Scouts for effective exploration. At least two should be used when fighting another vessel, especially if it is any other offensive vessel. Boats are more resistant to enemy conversions than regular units.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Tool Age[edit | edit source]

Bronze Age[edit | edit source]

Iron Age[edit | edit source]

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Tool Age
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Light Transport
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Scout Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Fishing Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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War Galley
   
   
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Merchant Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Trireme
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Catapult Trireme
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Juggernaught

Civilization bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • Greeks: Scout Ships move 30% faster.
  • Minoans: Scout Ships cost 30% less wood.
  • Hittites: Scout Ships have +2 range in the Tool Age and +3 range in the Bronze and Iron Age.
  • Yamato: Scout Ships have 20% more hit points.
  • Macedonians: Scout Ships are four times more resistant against conversion.

History[edit | edit source]

The first true warships built to attack and sink other ships were galleys mounting a heavy ram at the front. The warship attempted to ram an enemy ship and stave in its hull, causing it at least take on water if not sink. Early warships were almost oar-powered torpedoes, consisting of a light, floating hull manned by oarsmen. A sail, if present, was used only in transit, not in battle.

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