DrydockA drydock aids the construction and maintenance of any battlefleet.
Rome is seen by most people as a military power not a naval one. The navy, though, was a key part of Roman power, acting in support of the army and carrying it to war. The Roman Navy was in action all over the Empire, even on major rivers like the Danube and the Rhine, and had facilities nearly everywhere as ships needed constant care to keep them ready for action. Dry docks had been built in the ancient world as far back as 200BC, and the Romans had many of them to build, repair and maintain their fleet or 'classis' across the Empire. Roman citizens didn't have to work as oarsmen, and auxiliaries serving as such were given citizenship after 26 years of service. The Romans could be excellent fighting sailors, as demonstrated by Octavian's fleet at the Battle of Actium in 31BC. Unfortunately, the enemy were other Romans under Mark Antony.
Effects-4 food (this_region)
140 wealth from manufacturing (industry) (this_building)
Provides Garrison Army
|Recruitable Units Lv. 0|
|No.||Unit||Sol.||Costom Cost||Recru. Cost||Unkeep Cost||Ship HP.||Ship Spd.||Msl. Dmg.||Rng.||Sht. /min||Amo.||Mle. Atk.||Mle. Dmg.||Chg.||Mle. Def.||Arm.||HP.||Mor.|
Medium Ship / Melee Ship / (Emp_Rom_Legionaries_Four)
Assault Quadrireme - Legionaries
Ramming attacks from these ships inflict terrible damage.
The classic heavy infantry, with good armour and exceptional morale.
Heavy Ship / Melee Ship / (Emp_Rom_Vet_Legionaries_Six)
Tower Hexareme - Veteran Legionaries
From a shipboard tower, all enemies become little targets to be potted at will.
All legionaries are effective fighters, veterans doubly so.
Medium Ship / Artillery Ship / (Rom_Ballista_Five)
Light Artillery Quinquereme - Roman Ballista (Ship)
Ballista bolts or stones are a powerful tool for destroying an enemy's will to resist.
Ballistae can shoot with deadly accuracy over surprising distances.
Light Ship / Missile Ship / (Rom_Leves_One_Halfer)
Raiding Hemiolia - Leves
These swift, manoeuvrable ships are a useful scouting force for any admiral.
Even a poor man can throw a javelin with skill.
Medium Ship / Artillery Ship / (Rom_Onager_Five)
Artillery Quinquereme - Roman Onager (Ship)
With deck-mounted artillery pieces, these ships can rain down destruction on the enemy.
The kick of the wild ass can bring down cities and kings.
Medium Ship / Missile Ship / (Rom_Velites_Five)
Missile Quinquereme - Velites
Archers can shoot down upon many enemies from the deck, doing terrible work in the process.
These javelin-armed skirmishers are fast moving and lightly armoured.