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The units from Age of Empires: The Age of Kings are very similar to the ones in the PC version of this game. However, some are absent, including all naval units except the ships that transfer units, which are out of the players control, and other various units. Some were added as well. Also many of the unique units from civilizations not featured in the DS version became mercenaries that all of the five civilizations can use.

Dark Age Feudal Age Castle Age Imperial Age
Villager Trade Cart Monk


Militia (Age of Empires- Age of Kings)
Militia ➞
Man-at-Arms ➞ Long Swordsman ➞ Two-Handed Swordsman
Spearman ➞ Pikeman ➞ Elite Pikeman


Scout Cavalry Camel ➞ Heavy Camel
Light Cavalry ➞ Knight ➞ Cavalier

Archery Range[]

Archer Elite Archer
Skirmisher ➞ Elite Skirmisher ➞ Expert Skirmisher
Crossbowman ➞ Arbalest
Horse Archer ➞ Heavy Horse Archer
Hand Cannoneer

Siege Workshop[]

Battering Ram Siege Ram
Onager Bombard Cannon
Scorpion Heavy Scorpion



  • Persian War Elephant
  • Chinese Chu Ko Nu
  • Turkish Jannisaries
  • Knight Templar
  • Celtic Woad Raider
  • Viking Berserker

Unlockable units[]

  • Swiss Pikeman
  • Dopplehander
  • Knight of the Round Table
  • War Wolves
  • Mons Meg
  • Dark Ram
  • Welsh Bowman
  • Genoese Crossbowman


  • Genghis Khan
  • Saladin
  • Minamoto Yoshitsune
  • Joan of Arc
  • Richard the Lion Heart