The Siege Bireme is an Atlantean naval unit in Age of Mythology, available in the Heroic Age.

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Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

  • NavalOxybeles.png Naval Oxybeles increases hit points by 10%, range and LOS by 12 and attack vs buildings by 200%.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is strong against Arrow Ships and buildings but weak against Hammer Ships. Defensive buildings and Towers can outrange them so they are vulnerable to counterattack during the early stages of the game. However, when upgraded in the Mythic Age, they will outrange them instead, making them valuable in taking down shore Defenses that can otherwise be impossible if unupgraded. This will allow Transports to land safely in enemy territory. Since they deal crush damage, they are slightly effective against myth units.

Overview[edit | edit source]

As warships became longer, navies began to mount larger weapons on them, such as catapults and ballistae. Dionysius of Syracuse constructed extra-large triremes capable of supporting artillery, and Alexander mounted siege towers on a pair of ship hulls during his successful siege of Tyre. Later Roman imperial galleys could bristle with all sorts of towers and artillery.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ship Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ship Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapon Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ship Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archer Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ship Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ship Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk
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