FANDOM


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

Tool Age Edit

Bronze Age Edit

Iron Age Edit

Dock Tree
StoneAgeIcon
Stone Age
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dock1
Dock
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fishingboataoeicon
Fishing Boat
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tradeboaticon
Trade Boat
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
ToolAgeIcon
Tool Age
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Lighttransportaoeicon
Light Transport
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Scoutshipaoeicon
Scout Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
BronzeAgeIcon
Bronze Age
   
   
Fishingshipaoeicon
Fishing Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Wargalleyaoeicon
War Galley
   
   
Merchantshipicon
Merchant Ship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
IronAgeIcon
Iron Age
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Heavytransportaoeicon
Heavy Transport
   
   
Firegalleyaoeicon
Fire Galley
   
   
Triremeaoeicon
Trireme
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Catapulttriremeaoeicon
Catapult Trireme
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Juggernautaoeicon
Juggernaught

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • 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

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.

Gallery Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.