Not too difficult to mass due to the Franks bonus of cheaper castles. Very strong unit because of the 5 range when full upgraded which accompanies the frankish knights wonderfully. Also, unlike most ranged units, the axemen does melee damage which makes them very effective against rams.
|Attack (Type)||8 (Melee)|
|Line of Sight||6|
+2 vs buildings
+2 Eagle Warrior
Technologies & Upgrades
Forging: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Feudal Age).
Iron Casting: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Castle Age).
Blast Furnace: +2 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Imperial Age).
Scale Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Feudal Age).
Chain Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Castle Age).
Plate Mail Armor: +1 Armor, +2 Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Imperial Age).
Conscription: Increases non-siege military unit creation speed by 33% (Imperial Age).
Bearded Axe: +1 range to Axeman (Imperial Age).
Use in Combinations
they usually act as meat shield