Towns may be founded on plains. A town attracts more population than other fields and promises a higher gold income due to higher tax rates. A town not only brings taxes, but allows nearby castles to recruit up to 15 % of the towns' population for the training of your armies. In difference to castles and harbours, the growth-bonus is limited to the population of just the town itself.
Towns have an increased defense against attackers; furthermore, horsemen are hindered in towns similar to mountains and castles. Towns also allow the splitting of armies.
The construction of towns requires a minimum distance to castles, harbours and other towns!
|Construction time on an empty field||Rebuilding a ruin||File:Town retro Ruine.gif||File:Town new Ruine.png||Defence bonus|
|33*||17*||File:Town retro L1.gif||File:Town new L1.png||10|
|26*||13*||File:Town retro L2.gif||File:Town new L2.png||11|
|27*||14*||File:Town retro L3.gif||File:Town new L3.png||12|
|27*||14*||File:Town retro L4.gif||File:Town new L4.png||13|
|28*||14*||File:Town retro L5.gif||File:Town new L5.png||14|
|29*||15*||File:Town retro L6.gif||File:Town new L6.png||15|
|29*||15*||File:Town retro L7.gif||File:Town new L7.png||16|
|30*||15*||File:Town retro L8.gif||File:Town new L8.png||18|
|31*||16*||File:Town retro L9.gif||File:Town new L9.png||18|
|32*||16*||File:Town retro L10.gif||File:Town new L10.png||19|
|Constructing a town atop another kind of ruin: 47*|
*The provided construction time does not take the research areas "Fatigue Duty" and "Industrial Cooperative" into account!
The cancellation of construction orders is possible at any time. 90 % of the paid ressources are returned.
Minimum distance requirements
- Castle-Castle: 3 fields between building and construction site
- Town-Town: 2 fields between building and construction site
- Hafen-Harbour: 2 fields between building and construction site
- Castle-Town: 1 field between building and construction site
- Castle-Harbour: 1 field between building and construction site
- Town-Harbour: 1 field between building and construction site
Hints by experienced players
Towns should be build within 2 fields distance to a castle; only this allows for the recruitement of the town-population for armies. At the beginning of the Age, however, the building of a city is not advisable because of high material consumption.