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The Armory is a building available in the Medieval Era.

Game Info[]

Building an Armory requires a Barracks or any of its replacements.

  • +15 Experience for units trained in this city

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Militarism (Autocracy): +2 Happy Happiness


An armory is a military building which stores and maintains weapons during peacetime. Unless on duty, soldiers do not usually carry their weapons with them at all times (especially if their weapons are machine guns or rocket-propelled grenades).

Armories are generally heavily armored and guarded, and may resemble a full-fledged castle more than a warehouse. A military's weapons need to be protected from theft, be it minor pilferage or a rampaging mob bent upon insurrection.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Ataman School Don (Pyotr Krasnov)
  • Turns a fraction of lost city HP into CultureIcon Culture based on the number of finished Policy Trees or Ideologies. (+10% per tree, cap at 50%. Extra 15% for Ideology).
Star Fort Icon
Bugyosho Ezo (Enomoto Takeaki)
  • Doubles the improvement speed of Workers within 3 tiles
  • City may train Foreign Legions during a Declaration of Friendship
Cabildo de la Nación Cuba (Carlos Manuel de Céspedes)
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Music
    • When filled, +15 additional XP
  • Does not require Barracks
Dojo Japan (Oda Nobunaga)

(When Tojo's Japan is installed)

  • Melee and Gun Units gain additional XP equal to 20% of the CultureIcon Cultural output of that city
    • This amount is increased to 30% if the city also has a Temple
  • Unlocked "slightly earlier"
Jousting Grounds England (Henry VIII)
  • +15 XP for all Units and +5XP more for Mounted Units
  • Gain CultureIcon Culture whenever a Mounted unit is trained, equal to its starting experience.
Kaserne Switzerland (Dufour)
  • Yields 2 Manpower
    • +10% Production Production towards military units
    • +20% Production Production towards military units when bought from another civilization
    • Maximum is 80%
RMCHQ Myanmar (Than Shwe)
  • Does not require Barracks.
  • +15 XP for all Units.
  • Provides +10% Strength combat bonus for units within city limits with matching commands at the start of their turn.
  • +15% Production Production towards all combat units if the city's unit garrison has the same command.
JFD ZaporizhzhiaSirkoBuilding
Sich Zaporizhzhia (Ivan Sirko)
  • +15 XP for all Units.
  • Military Production Production modifiers also apply to Settlers, and half apply vice versa. During a WLTKD, these bonuses are doubled.
Vo Mieu Dai Viet (Tran Thanh Tong)
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture and +1 Science Science on Forts and Citadels
  • +1 Great General point per turn
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