For information regarding Chronicles, see Castle.
In Bronze Dawn, Forts primarily serve several purposes - they defend your borders with their awesome offensive power, boost your territory size, and also recruit Generals and mercenaries. They are powerful, although if attacked with vast numbers of assault infantry, can easily be whittled down. Siege weapons, such as Battering Rams and Mo Zi's Trebuchets, can only make them go down faster. Thus Forts, while useful, should not be relied on their own, but be supported with your units whereso possible.
A Citadel is a more powerful version of the Fort, and is in effect a separate building. Unlike Forts, Citadels however are highly defensive and must be built in the vicinity of large cities. Only one Citadel may be built per settlement in this way.
Described as being clothed in skins and feathers. Trained by Zhou and Koreans. Most likely to be skirmishers, bowmen, crossbowmen and Spearmen.
- Beidi Spearmen
- Beidi Raiders
- Beidi Bowmen?
- Beidi Crossbowmen
Beidi disappear the moment Crossbow Infantry and Ji Infantry appear.
Scythians are mostly horse-riding warriors. Ultimately the best ones, but they carry far less armour than mainstream cavalry.
- Scythian Bowmen
- Scythian Warriors (armed with axes)
- Scythian Light Lancers
- Scythian Horse Archers
- Scythian Renegade Noble (axe cavalry)
Strategy upgrades enhance the reliability of spies, and are also required for the creation of generals.
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"Rule, after you have first learnt to submit to rule."
"I discovered the forest; its length is ten thousand leagues in every direction." —Epic of Gilgamesh
As the intensity of conflict increased, so too did the willingness of kings to resort to tactics once considered tabboo by their ancestors.
Fortification upgrades enhance the offensive power of Forts and their effect on your Territory size. Only Chinese facctions are permitted to research these, and the final level of research, Great Wall, is restricted to the major power - Chu, Han, Wei, Qin, Qi, Yan and Zhao.