Technology Overview History
If you seek peace, then prepare for war.
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Roman writer

Standing Army is the third Military Military Research available at the Library. It is preceded by Mercenaries and is required to research the fourth Military Military technology, Conscription.

Researching Standing Army further increases the Population Limit population limit by +25. It also unlocks the Fortification and Tactics technologies for the Forts as well as the Bombard (Basilica Bombard for the Turks) and the Bomb Vessel.