Town (Blacksmith)"His work is unrivalled… they say he has a little of Vulcan in him."
According to early documentation it was the Hittites who first used iron to forge weapons whilst fighting the Egyptians. Despite being more brittle and variable in quality than bronze, iron was cheaper and more abundant so rulers could arm large armies of peasants more economically. It was used to make spear and arrow heads, swords and armour. Its versatility and availability made it very popular throughout the ancient world. Moulds were rarely used in the ancient world to create iron weapons. Instead they employed a laborious method of smelting ore at temperatures higher than those needed for copper. The iron was then broken free from the waste slag and shaped during a lengthy process of firing and pounding.
Building NameTown (Blacksmith)
Effects-2 food (this_region)
200 wealth from manufacturing (industry) (this_building)
+2 growth per turn (this_province)
100 iron (this_building)
[NOT DISPLAYED] Drives the road levels between settlements (this_region)
Level I armour (+5% armour) upon recruitment (all provinces)
Level II weapons (+10% melee attack) upon recruitment (all provinces)
+12 line of sight across borders (this_region)
Provides Garrison Army
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Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Emp_Rom_Vigiles)
These spear-armed garrison troops are also the town watch, riot squad and firemen.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Rom_Leves)
Even a poor man can throw a javelin with skill.