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General Classical
General Gunpowder
General Industrial
The General is a support unit and can be trained at a Fort, Castle, Fortress or Redoubt, depending on the current age. Generals are unarmed, but have access to various abilities which can bolster your army in many ways.

Generals change appearance in the Gunpowder Age Gunpowder Age and Industrial Age Industrial Age. This, however, is purely cosmetic and does not affect any of the unit's stats like speed or armor.

Special abilities Edit

Generals provide an extra +2 armor to nearby units, including themselves and civilian units. Armor bonuses of multiple Generals won't stack. Researching Strategy technologies at Forts increases this bonus as well as the General's line of sight and hit points as follows:

Technology Hit points Line of Sight Armor bonus
- 109 8 tiles +2
Tactics 156 10 tiles +4
Operations 327 12 tiles +6
Strategy 599 14 tiles +8

The General has four special abilities, each costing 1000 Craft Craft to use.

Ability Description
Forced March
Forced March
Increases speed for all nearby units for a short duration of time. (Hotkey: Q)
Entrenchment
Entrenchment
Puts a wall of sandbags or sticks, depending on the age, in front of any nearby military units to reduce damage taken from units in front of them and from splash damage. flanking damage is unaffected from this. Note that this ability can only activate within friendly territory. (Hotkey: B)
Create Decoys
Create Decoys
Any units nearby have decoys of themselves placed to distract the enemy so that they can attack while they are trying to kill the decoys. Otherwise, decoys are useless. (Hotkey: Y)
Ambush
Ambush
Makes all units nearby invisible to most enemies, very useful if you want to get to an enemy's city without being attacked. (Hotkey: V)

Upon selecting a General, a bright circle appears which indicates that any units within the circle will receive the benefits from the General. Units must remain within the General's area of influence to receive any bonuses.

Unit costs Edit

The General's production cost increases progressively for every other Generals, whether on the field or currently in production, by a fixed +20 Metal Metal and +20 Wealth Wealth, which is capped at 240 Metal Metal and 240 Wealth Wealth.

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