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In Bronze Dawn, the Government Centre takes over the role of both the Outpost and the Library in Rise of Nations, being allowed to conduct technology research as well as detect hidden units within its LOS. It has a fairly limited LOS though, so use it wisely wherever you can by tying it in with vital infrastructure.

This, however, is not its primary task. As the intellectual and administrative nerve centre of your empire, it is a rather costly building to erect: each one costs a whopping 100 Timber and 50 Wealth like a newly built Senate, so whatever happens, you should be very careful as to where you build your Government Centres, as well as take care of them since they are fairly difficult to replace. Having a vast number of Government Centres overseeing your settlements and providing the research to introduce new upgrades and units is of tantamount importance for survival and eventual victory.

Military research Military[edit]

What's the point of building something or growing crops, if you can't prevent people from taking them away from you? for this reason alone, Military research is a crucial component for survival and ultimate victory, be it through annihilation of all that oppose you or through humbling them. Besides boosting your numbers, Military research also unlocks new units.

  • Armoured infantry - armoured infantry all require different levels of Military research. Level 1 allows for heavy spearmen, Level 2 for Swordwmen, and 4 Ji Infantry.
  • Cavalry - although you have Horsemen and War Chariots, you can upgrade Horsemen to Light Cavalry, and then replace War Chariots with Scythed Chariots. Level 4 is required for mounted units as opposed to chariots.

Note that the first 3 levels of Military research in Bronze Dawn does not use Influence gathered at your Assembly, but instead uses gradually increasing inputs of Food.jpg Food and Ore.png Metal in order to advance.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO COST UNLOCKS

1
Level 1: Feudal Levy

Feudal
Levy

"To win a boar’s head one must sacrifice the hounds." —Wolfram von Eschenbach

  • Transport of land units by sea
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

Resource cost:

  • 120Food.jpg
  • Barracks (Spearmen become available)
  • Ram (Siege w'shgop)

2
Level 2: Military Tradition

Military Tradition

The good man wins a victory and then stops.
—Taoist saying

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • Swordsmen
  • Archers
  • Light Horse (with Stables)

3
Level 3: Hierarchy and Command

Hierarchy and Command

"Be one in self-harmony, in Yoga, and arise, great warrior, arise." —Bhagavad-Gita (Cap 4, v XLII)

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Light Cavalry
  • Signal Tower
  • Flaming Arrow/Thunder Cart

4
Level 4: Soldiery

Soldiery

Train soldiers for a thousand days to use them for a day.
— Chinese saying

  • Increased Population Cap
  • Light Cavalry
  • Heavy Cavalry
  • Ji Infantry

5
Professional Corps

Professional Corps

"An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep."

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • Heavy Chariots
  • Traction Trebuchet
  • Crossbow Infantry

6
Strategic Reserves

Strategic Reserves

"You forget one thing Gisgo, among all their numerous forces, there is not one man called Gisgo." —Hannibal

  • Granary
  • Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • Heavy Cavalry

7
Level 7: Impressment

Impressment

As the scale and devastation of conflict increased, so too did the numbers of men committed by the warring states, for greater glory or basic survival.

  • Foundry
  • Low-level crops and lumber upgrades in Granary and Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • 1,500Krateia.png
  • 1,500Wealth.jpg

Administration research Administration[edit]

Administration research, like the original Civics branch of technology from the vanilla game, is highly sought after for raising the number of cities you can build in a single game. Note that Administration in Bronze Dawn does not involve the use of any Food but instead relies on the use of Timber. Additionally, Wealth is more important in the research of the first 3 tiers.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO COST UNLOCKS

1
Level 1: Commandery System

Commandery
System

Post-feudal Chinese society chose to reorganise annexed vassals and newly acquired lands as "commanderies" or marchlands, overseen by a marquess or margrave, or an appointed official.

  • Transport of land units by sea
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

Resource cost:

  • 120Timber.jpg
  • 50Liang.png
Senate

2
Level 2: Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

"Kings are wont to create as many eyes, ears, arms and legs for themselves as they see fit."

—Aristotle
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

3
Level 3: Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

"The accumulation of booty is not an end in itself."

—Cyrus the Great
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Granary

4
Level 4: Ambassadors

Ambassadors

A mask he still could wear so that if he wished he might deceive the eyes of Men, seeming to them wise and fair. —John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, The Silmarillion

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS.

5
Level 5: Nationhood

Nationhood

"United we stand; divided we fall." —Aesop

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

Pedagogics with Heroic Age

6
Level 6: Statecraft

Statecraft

"During peacetime, prepare for war; during wartime, prepare for peace."

  • Low-level knowledge upgrades for University
  • Granary
  • Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

7
Level 7: Heavenly Mandate

Heavenly Mandate

"Everyone suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings."—Qinshi Huangdi, First Emperor of China

  • Foundry
  • Low-level crops and lumber upgrades in Granary and Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • 1,500Krateia.png
  • 1,500Liang.png

Commerce research Commerce[edit]

Unlike Chronicles, the cost structure of Commerce research consists of Food and Influence.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO COST UNLOCKS

1
Level 1: Records and Tallies

Records
and Tallies

Bean counting is especially valuable in a world of feast and famine.

  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources

Resource cost:

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  • 50Wealth.jpg

2
Level 2: Entrepot Trade

Entrepot Trade

"He shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Sidon." —Genesis (49:13)

  • Allows for resource trading at Market.
  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources.

3
Level 3: Coinage

Coinage

With bureaucratisation in full swing, the standardisation of currency in China also unfolded at a steady pace in the Warring States period .

  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources
  • Smelter

4
Level 4: Compass

Compass

The first compasses used in all of China were thought to be lodestone spoons placed on top of bronze plates.

  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources

5
Level 5: Road Networks

Road Networks

New road networks established by the many polities of China connected hitherto remote communities, fostering trade and administration.

  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources

Pedagogics with Heroic Age

6
Level 6: Infrastructure

Infrastructure

"...The King of Kings; this mighty City shows / The wonders of my hand..." —Ozymandias

  • Low-level knowledge upgrades for University
  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources

7
The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Silk was a coveted resource which the Chinese traded for goods they did not have, most notably horses.

  • Increased Caravan limit Caravan limit
  • Increased Commerce Cap Commerce Cap for all resources
  • 1,500Krateia.png
  • 1,500Wealth.jpg

Cultural research Culture[edit]

Unlike Chronicles, Cultural research does not rely on Wealth, but instead uses both Food and Influence to advance.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO COST UNLOCKS

1
Level 1: Loremastery

Loremastery

All words hold a seed of truth, from their very syllables all the way to the mood of the speaker.

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

2
Level 2: Cosmology

Cosmology

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Taoist saying

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%

3
Level 3: Mathematics

Mathematics

"Confucius said, 'I sought [the Way] in measures and numbers, and after five years I had still not got it.'" — Zhuang Zi

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS.
Sawmill

4
Level 4: Formal Education

Formal
Education

He who goes unpunished never learns. —Greek Proverb

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

Pedagogics with Heroic Age

5
Level 5: Standardised Script

Standardised Script

How can men reach agreements when even the words they use are not the same?

  • Low-level knowledge upgrades for University
  • Granary
  • Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS


6
Level 7: Heaven and Earth

Heaven
and Earth

In Taoist thought, all things are united and connected to one another ... and the universe a state of perpetual flux. 

  • Foundry
  • Low-level crops and lumber upgrades in Granary and Sawmill.
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • 1,500Krateia.png
  • 1,500Wealth.jpg

7
Level 6: Philosophy

Philosophy

"I only wish that wisdom were the kind of thing that flowed from the vessel that was full to the one that was empty."

— Plato
  • Transport of land units by sea
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

Resource cost:

  • 120Timber.jpg
  • 50Wealth.jpg