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The Landship is an Armored unit available in the Modern Era.


Conceptualized by British engineers during World War I as a solution to the constant stalemates afforded by the proliferation of trench warfare, the tank grew to become a crucial component of land-based warfare. Although the earliest tank designs proved to be cumbersome, both allied and opposition forces experimented with tank concepts throughout the war. Reliability, weight, and maneuverability were all major hurdles overcome only through continued trial and error.


The Landship is the first tank in the game - a heavily armored vehicle armed with short-range cannons whose powerful engines move its bulky form with surprising speed and maneuverability, rivaling a cavalry unit. Its development heralds the end of the horse on the battlefield, because the new machine can better perform all that the mounted units could, while also being capable of attacking cities with the same efficiency as units on the battlefield. Earlier units' anti-cavalry weapons prove completely useless against the heavy armor of the Landship, as do most hand-held guns, and evenMachine Guns. This makes the Landship very effective against ranged units and siege weapons, as well as solitary and unsupported infantry. Still, like cavalry, these tanks can't use defensive terrain features and can do nothing against air power or long-range bombardment, so don't get overconfident. Also, remember that the Landship's engines need Oil to move the massive vehicle around.

Just as the Landship represents a transition from mounted units to armored units, the "Bonus vs Mounted" ability does not increase the damage that other units do to it (as it is replaced by the "Bonus vs Armored" ability). Dedicated anti-cavalry units will no longer be useful once players begin to field Landships, so they should be upgraded to Anti-Tank Guns as quickly as possible.

Unique Unit Replacements[]

Icon Unit Civilization Abilities
Austin Armoured Car Don (Pyotr Krasnov)
  • -10% Strength Combat Strength (54 vs 60).
  • -15% Production Production Cost (300 vs 350).
  • Doesn't require Oil Oil.
  • Retains defensive terrain bonuses.
  • This and adjacent friendly units receive +5% Strength Combat Strength (Up to 25%).
All-Russia (Alexander Kolchak)
  • Less Moves movement but stronger
  • Can build Railroads
  • While not on a route, loses all movement and gets a ranged attack. Upon building a Railroad, restores mobility.
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Char B1
France (Charles de Gaulle)
  • +20% Defense
  • Has a ranged attack (65 Ranged Strength)
Light Horse Australia (Billy Hughes)
  • Unlocked at Railroad
  • Classed as a Mounted Unit, and requires Horses Horses instead of Oil Oil
  • -15% Production Production Cost (300 vs 350)
  • -15% Strength Combat Strength when defending
  • Frightens enemy units after attacking
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Renault FT
France (Clemenceau)
  • Unlocks at Replaceable Parts.
  • -5 Strength Combat Strength.
  • -50 Production Production cost.
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength for adjacent Gun Units when they are in Friendly Territory.
Priamurye (Mikhail Diterikhs)
  • Lasts longer, much stronger, but has less movement and is not mounted.
  • When trained in a city, receive a free Rat in every puppeted city.
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