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{{forNolink|unit in [[Age of Empires II: The Conquerors]]|the armor class|[[Armor class: Turtle Ship]]}}
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{{Infobox unit
{{AoEIIUnits Test
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|Name = Turtle Ship
|Name=Turtle Ship
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|Image = <tabber> Definitive= [[File:TurtleShipIcon-DE.png|thumb|left|45px]]|-|Original= [[File:TurtleShipIcon.jpg|thumb]]
|Image=[[File:TurtleShipIcon.jpg|45px]]
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</tabber>
|Intro=[[File:ConquerorsIcon.png]] ''[[Age of Empires II: The Conquerors|The Conquerors]]''
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|Intro = [[File:ConquerorsIcon.png]] ''[[Age of Empires II: The Conquerors|The Conquerors]]''
|Type=[[Naval vessels (Age of Empires II)|Naval vessel]]<br>[[Gunpowder unit]]
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|Type = [[Ships (Age of Empires II)|Naval vessel]]<br>[[Gunpowder unit]]
|Available=[[File:ConquerorsIcon.png]] [[Koreans]]
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|Civilization = [[File:ConquerorsIcon.png]] [[Koreans]]
|Age=[[File:Castle-age-reseach.jpg|22px]] [[Castle Age]]
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|Age = [[File:CastleageDE.png|20px]] [[Castle Age]]
|Building=[[File:Dock-logo.jpg|22px]] [[Dock (Age of Empires II)|Dock]]
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|Building = [[File:Dock-logo.jpg|22px]] [[Dock (Age of Empires II)|Dock]]
|UpTo=[[File:TurtleShipIcon.jpg|22px]] '''Elite Turtle Ship'''
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|UpTo = [[File:TurtleShipIcon.jpg|22px]] '''Elite Turtle Ship'''
|UpCost=[[File:Elite-unique-research.jpg|22px]] {{resources|food=1000}}, {{resources|gold=800}}
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|UpCost = [[File:Elite-unique-research.jpg|22px]] {{resources|food = 1,000}}, {{resources|gold = 800}}
|UpTime=65
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|UpTime = 65 seconds
|Train=50 seconds
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|TrainTime = 50 seconds
|Wood={{tt|180|200 in The Conquerors}}
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|Wood = {{tt|153|180 in the Forgotten; 200 in The Conquerors}}
|Gold={{tt|180|200 in The Conquerors}}
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|Gold = {{tt|180|200 in The Conquerors}}
|HP=200, 300 <small>(Elite)</small>
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|HP = 200, 300 <small>(Elite)</small>
|Attack=50 [[Attack#Age of Empires II|melee]]
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|Attack = 50 [[Attack#Age of Empires II|melee]]
|Range=6
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|Range = 6
|Armor=6, 8 <small>(Elite)</small>
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|Armor = 6, 8 <small>(Elite)</small>
|PArmor=5, 6 <small>(Elite)</small>
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|PierceArmor = 5, 6 <small>(Elite)</small>
|Class=[[Armor class: Ship|Ship]] (+8, +11 <small>(Elite)</small>)<br>[[Armor class: Turtle Ship|Turtle Ship]] (+1 <small>(Elite)</small>)<br>[[Armor class: Gunpowder unit|Gunpowder unit]]<br>[[Armor Class: Unique Unit|Unique Unit]]
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|Class = [[Armor class: Ship|Ship]] (+8, +11 <small>(Elite)</small>)<br>[[Armor class: Turtle Ship|Turtle Ship]] (+1 <small>(Elite)</small>)<br>[[Armor class: Gunpowder unit|Gunpowder unit]]<br>[[Armor class: Unique unit|Unique unit]]
|LOS=8
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|LOS = 8
|ROF=6.04
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|ROF = 6.04
|Speed=0.9
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|Speed = 0.9
|Accuracy=100%
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|Accuracy = 100%
|FD=0
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|FD = 0
|PSpeed=7.8
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|PSpeed = 7.8
|Radius=0.5
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|AOE = 0.5
}}{{quote|Korean unique unit. Slow, ironclad battleship used to destroy other ships at close range.|''Age of Empires II'' description}}
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}}
The '''[[Wikipedia:Turtle Ship|Turtle Ship]]''' is the second [[Unique unit (Age of Empires II)|unique unit]] of the [[Koreans]] in ''[[Age of Empires II: The Conquerors]]''. It can be trained at the [[Dock (Age of Empires II)|Dock]] once the [[Castle Age]] is reached. It is a heavily armored [[Gunpowder unit|gunpowder]] [[Naval vessels (Age of Empires II)|warship]].
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{{quote|Korean unique unit. Slow, ironclad battleship used to destroy other ships at close range.|''Age of Empires II'' description}}
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The '''[[Wikipedia:Turtle Ship|Turtle Ship]]''' is the second [[Unique unit (Age of Empires II)|unique unit]] of the [[Koreans]] in ''[[Age of Empires II: The Conquerors]]''. It can be trained at the [[Dock (Age of Empires II)|Dock]] once the [[Castle Age]] is reached. It is a heavily armored [[Gunpowder unit|gunpowder]] [[Ships (Age of Empires II)|warship]].
   
 
Turtle Ships can be upgraded to Elite Turtle Ships in the [[Imperial Age (Age of Empires II)|Imperial Age]].
 
Turtle Ships can be upgraded to Elite Turtle Ships in the [[Imperial Age (Age of Empires II)|Imperial Age]].
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The player must not fall in the trap to only create Turtle Ships as that mistake can prove costly. To use them properly, Turtle Ships must be paired with other naval vessels, most likely Galleons, which have a long-ranged attack and hinder the enemy to use hit-and-run tactics. The role of the Turtle Ship in the navy is to soak up a lot of damage while dealing a considerable amount of damage to enemy vessels. Therefore, they should be used in the first frontline.
 
The player must not fall in the trap to only create Turtle Ships as that mistake can prove costly. To use them properly, Turtle Ships must be paired with other naval vessels, most likely Galleons, which have a long-ranged attack and hinder the enemy to use hit-and-run tactics. The role of the Turtle Ship in the navy is to soak up a lot of damage while dealing a considerable amount of damage to enemy vessels. Therefore, they should be used in the first frontline.
   
Turtle Ships are very heavily armored, with the non-elite Turtle Ship possessing +8 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses that other ships and [[Tower]]s typically deal against ships. The Elite Turtle Ship even has +11 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses, making it especially formidable. This bonus defense nullifies all the bonus attack that ships ([[War Galley (Age of Empires II)|War Galleys]] and [[Fire Ship (Age of Empires II)|Fire Ships]]) and Towers deal against naval vessels. Elite Turtle Ships also receive a small +1 defense boost against [[Fast Fire Ship]]s (which have their own specific attack bonus against Turtle Ships).
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Turtle Ships are very heavily armored, with the non-elite Turtle Ship possessing +8 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses that other ships and [[tower]]s typically deal against ships. The Elite Turtle Ship even has +11 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses, making it especially formidable. This bonus defense nullifies all the bonus attack that ships ([[War Galley (Age of Empires II)|War Galleys]], [[Fire Ship (Age of Empires II)|Fire Ships]]), and towers deal against naval vessels. Elite Turtle Ships also receive a small +1 defense boost against Fire Ship attacks (which have their own specific attack bonus against Turtle Ships).
   
 
== Further statistics ==
 
== Further statistics ==
 
As Turtle Ships are unique to the Koreans, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:
 
As Turtle Ships are unique to the Koreans, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:
   
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:89%; width:500px; background-color:#FFF;width: 100%;left" align="left"
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:89%; width:500px; width: 100%;left" align="left"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" style="background-color:white; color:black; font-size:110%; padding:1em;" | Unit strengths and weaknesses
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! colspan="2" style="color:black; font-size:110%; padding:1em;" | Unit strengths and weaknesses
 
|-
 
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|'''Strong vs.'''
 
|'''Strong vs.'''
|[[Naval vessels (Age of Empires II)|Ships]] at close distance, [[Buildings (Age of Empires II)|buildings]] on the shoreline, units on the shoreline or shallows
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|[[Ships (Age of Empires II)|Ships]] at close distance, [[Buildings (Age of Empires II)|buildings]] on the shoreline, units on the shoreline or shallows
 
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|-
 
|'''Weak vs.'''
 
|'''Weak vs.'''
|[[Bombard Cannon]]s, [[Monk (Age of Empires II)|Monks]], [[Trebuchet]]s, [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castles]], [[Watch Tower (Age of Empires II)|Towers]], [[Condottiero|Condottieri]] (in the shallows)
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|[[Bombard Cannon]]s, [[Monk (Age of Empires II)|Monks]], [[Trebuchet]]s, [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castles]], [[tower]]s, [[Condottiero|Condottieri]] (in the shallows)
 
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|-
! colspan="2" style="background-color:white; color:black; font-size:110%; padding:1em;" | Upgrades
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! colspan="2" style="color:black; font-size:110%; padding:1em;" | Upgrades
 
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|'''Armor'''
 
|'''Armor'''
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|'''Conversion defense'''
 
|'''Conversion defense'''
|{{2icons|Faith}}<br />{{2icons|Heresy}}
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|{{2icons|Faith}}
 
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|'''Creation speed'''
 
|'''Creation speed'''
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|'''Upgrades'''
 
|'''Upgrades'''
|Turtle Ships can be upgraded to Elite Turtle Ships
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|[[File:Elite-unique-research.jpg|22px]] Elite Turtle Ship
 
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{{-}}
 
{{-}}
   
 
== Team bonuses ==
 
== Team bonuses ==
*A team containing [[Teutons]]: Turtle Ships are more resistant to [[conversion]].
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* A team containing [[Teutons]]: Turtle Ships are more resistant to [[conversion]].
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* A team containing [[Turks]]: Turtle Ships are created {{tt|25%|the tech tree incorrectly states that it's only 20%}} faster.
   
 
== Changelog ==
 
== Changelog ==
 
=== ''The Conquerors'' ===
 
=== ''The Conquerors'' ===
*Turtle Ships require a [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]].
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* Turtle Ships require a [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]].
*Turtle Ships cost 200W/200G.
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* Turtle Ships cost 200W/200G.
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* Turtle Ships do not benefit from the [[Turks|Turkish]] [[team bonus]].
   
 
=== ''The Forgotten'' ===
 
=== ''The Forgotten'' ===
*Turtle Ships now cost 180W/180G.
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* Turtle Ships now cost 180W/180G.
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* [[Panokseon]] introduced.
   
 
=== ''The African Kingdoms'' ===
 
=== ''The African Kingdoms'' ===
*Turtle Ships no longer require a Castle.
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* Turtle Ships no longer require a Castle.
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* With patch 4.8, Turtle Ships are now created 20% faster when allied with the [[Turks]].
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=== ''Definitive Edition'' ===
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* Turtle Ships cost 15% less wood.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*Despite being gunpowder units, Turtle Ships are unaffected by the [[Turks|Turkish]] [[team bonus]].
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* Prior to the ''Definitive Edition'', the Turtle Ship was one of only four units in the game without any attack bonus (the other being the [[Militia (Age of Empires II)|Militia]], the [[Boyar]], and the [[Knight]] line).
*The Turtle Ship is one of only four units in the game without any attack bonus (the other being the [[Militia (Age of Empires II)|Militia]], the [[Boyar]], and the [[Knight]] line).
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* The Turtle Ship's icon is showing the original appearance (before version 1.0b).
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* Contrary to how the game portrays the ships, the speed in which the Turtle Ships traveled in reality was not at all slow, due to the ship utilizing oars and masts, which the latter is not shown on the ship (and most likely not implemented for the purpose of balancing). Furthermore, Turtle Ships were often tactically used by ramming against enemy ships and launching a barrage of attacks with a variety of weaponry, which included a firethrower afixed in the dragon's head of the ship.
   
== History ==
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==  History ==
 
{{quote|Under attack by samurai Japan in 1592, the fate of Korea and perhaps China depended on breaking the invader’s supply lines at sea across the Straits of Korea. Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin won two great naval victories off southern Korea with the aid of Turtle Ships, the first armored warships in history. These oarpowered ships had a low profile and mounted a battery of cannons on their broadside. Their sides and top were rounded and shaped like a flat turtle shell. They were not well suited for use on the high sea but quite useful in coastal waters where waters were relatively calm. The Japanese ships were at a great disadvantage in combat against them. Most missile fire glanced off their rounded armor. They offered no openings for enemy boarding parties. Unarmored enemy ships were quickly disabled by their cannon.}}
 
{{quote|Under attack by samurai Japan in 1592, the fate of Korea and perhaps China depended on breaking the invader’s supply lines at sea across the Straits of Korea. Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin won two great naval victories off southern Korea with the aid of Turtle Ships, the first armored warships in history. These oarpowered ships had a low profile and mounted a battery of cannons on their broadside. Their sides and top were rounded and shaped like a flat turtle shell. They were not well suited for use on the high sea but quite useful in coastal waters where waters were relatively calm. The Japanese ships were at a great disadvantage in combat against them. Most missile fire glanced off their rounded armor. They offered no openings for enemy boarding parties. Unarmored enemy ships were quickly disabled by their cannon.}}
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Turtleshipgroup.png|A group of Turtle Ships
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Turtleshipgroup.png|A group of Turtle Ships
File:Turtle_ship.JPG|The original Turtle Ship appearance (before version 1.0c)
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turtleshipbattle.png|Turtle Ships win a fight against an enemy fleet with minimal losses
File:turtleship.png|An artwork of the Turtle Ship
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Turtle_ship.JPG|The original Turtle Ship appearance (before version 1.0b)
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turtleship.png|An artwork of the Turtle Ship
 
Turtle Ship paint.jpg|A Turtle Ship painting in the 16th century
 
Turtle Ship paint.jpg|A Turtle Ship painting in the 16th century
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korea2.jpg|Turtle Ship in the ''HD Edition'' and ''Definitive Edition''
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
{{Units List (Age of Empires II)}}
 
{{Units List (Age of Empires II)}}
[[Category:Unique Units]]
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[[Category:Unique units]]
 
[[Category:Age of Empires II]]
 
[[Category:Age of Empires II]]
 
[[Category:Ships in Age of Empires II]]
 
[[Category:Ships in Age of Empires II]]
 
[[Category:Castle Age]]
 
[[Category:Castle Age]]
[[Category:Gunpowder Ships]]
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[[Category:Gunpowder ships]]
 
[[Category:The Conquerors]]
 
[[Category:The Conquerors]]

Revision as of 16:06, May 18, 2020

"Korean unique unit. Slow, ironclad battleship used to destroy other ships at close range."
Age of Empires II description

The Turtle Ship is the second unique unit of the Koreans in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. It can be trained at the Dock once the Castle Age is reached. It is a heavily armored gunpowder warship.

Turtle Ships can be upgraded to Elite Turtle Ships in the Imperial Age.

Tactics

The Turtle Ship is one of the major Korean advantages. A single Turtle Ship can wipe out a small fleet of enemy vessels.

The Turtle Ship's main weaknesses are its short range and slow speed, allowing other ships to utilize hit-and-run tactics on it. The cost is also a drawback.

This means that the best choice against Turtle Ships is probably to mass Galleons, since the they are cheaper, faster, and long-ranged, allowing them to utilize hit-and-run tactics. Bombard Cannons and Monks from inland are also good choices against Turtle Ships.

The player must not fall in the trap to only create Turtle Ships as that mistake can prove costly. To use them properly, Turtle Ships must be paired with other naval vessels, most likely Galleons, which have a long-ranged attack and hinder the enemy to use hit-and-run tactics. The role of the Turtle Ship in the navy is to soak up a lot of damage while dealing a considerable amount of damage to enemy vessels. Therefore, they should be used in the first frontline.

Turtle Ships are very heavily armored, with the non-elite Turtle Ship possessing +8 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses that other ships and towers typically deal against ships. The Elite Turtle Ship even has +11 defense against anti-ship attack bonuses, making it especially formidable. This bonus defense nullifies all the bonus attack that ships (War Galleys, Fire Ships), and towers deal against naval vessels. Elite Turtle Ships also receive a small +1 defense boost against Fire Ship attacks (which have their own specific attack bonus against Turtle Ships).

Further statistics

As Turtle Ships are unique to the Koreans, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships at close distance, buildings on the shoreline, units on the shoreline or shallows
Weak vs. Bombard Cannons, Monks, Trebuchets, Castles, towers, Condottieri (in the shallows)
Upgrades
Armor Careening Careening (+0/+1)
Speed Drydock Dry Dock (+15%)
CastleAgeUnique Panokseon (+15%, Koreans only)
Conversion defense Faith Faith
Creation speed Shipwright Shipwright (+54%)
Train cost Shipwright Shipwright (-20%)
Upgrades Elite-unique-research Elite Turtle Ship

Team bonuses

  • A team containing Teutons: Turtle Ships are more resistant to conversion.
  • A team containing Turks: Turtle Ships are created 25% faster.

Changelog

The Conquerors

  • Turtle Ships require a Castle.
  • Turtle Ships cost 200W/200G.
  • Turtle Ships do not benefit from the Turkish team bonus.

The Forgotten

  • Turtle Ships now cost 180W/180G.
  • Panokseon introduced.

The African Kingdoms

  • Turtle Ships no longer require a Castle.
  • With patch 4.8, Turtle Ships are now created 20% faster when allied with the Turks.

Definitive Edition

  • Turtle Ships cost 15% less wood.

Trivia

  • Prior to the Definitive Edition, the Turtle Ship was one of only four units in the game without any attack bonus (the other being the Militia, the Boyar, and the Knight line).
  • The Turtle Ship's icon is showing the original appearance (before version 1.0b).
  • Contrary to how the game portrays the ships, the speed in which the Turtle Ships traveled in reality was not at all slow, due to the ship utilizing oars and masts, which the latter is not shown on the ship (and most likely not implemented for the purpose of balancing). Furthermore, Turtle Ships were often tactically used by ramming against enemy ships and launching a barrage of attacks with a variety of weaponry, which included a firethrower afixed in the dragon's head of the ship.

 History

"Under attack by samurai Japan in 1592, the fate of Korea and perhaps China depended on breaking the invader’s supply lines at sea across the Straits of Korea. Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin won two great naval victories off southern Korea with the aid of Turtle Ships, the first armored warships in history. These oarpowered ships had a low profile and mounted a battery of cannons on their broadside. Their sides and top were rounded and shaped like a flat turtle shell. They were not well suited for use on the high sea but quite useful in coastal waters where waters were relatively calm. The Japanese ships were at a great disadvantage in combat against them. Most missile fire glanced off their rounded armor. They offered no openings for enemy boarding parties. Unarmored enemy ships were quickly disabled by their cannon."

Gallery

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