Halbediers are the strongest anti-Cavalry units, and become available in the Imperial Age. Halbediers defend Archers and Siege units and are massed to overrun the enemy and absorb damage for the other units in the army.
|Attack (Type)||6 (Melee)|
|Line of Sight||4|
+32 vs. Mounted units
+16 vs. Camels
+20 vs. Cataphract ( +18 vs Elite)
+60 vs. Elephants
+1 vs. Buildings
Civilization Specific Features
Not available to:
Byzantines: Cost 25% less.
Celts Move 15% faster.
Goths Are 35% cheaper and have +1 attack vs buildings
Japanese Attack 25% faster.
Technologies & Upgrades
Increases Infantry speed by +10% (Castle Age).
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).
Use in Combinations
Very strong against Cavalry. Good for defending Archers and Siege Units, and absorbing enemy arrow fire.