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The Armored Car is a Progressive Era fast unit. It is usually the second unlocked unit of the era. To produce an Armored Car, an Armored Car Factory with a 2 square-lane road next to it is required.

The Armored Car retains classic fast unit strengths, being very effective against ranged units, but it’s weaknesses are now theoretically heavy units and artillery units and is on even terms with light units instead. They have moderately high attack and defense, making them extremely useful with high army boosts.

On the new Progressive Era battlefield, it gains defense bonus when position on plains, and can move through barbed wire easier, but cannot travel through trenches and rocks which may limit their movement. Their mobility and range can sometimes allow them to hit across the map even on the first turn.


The Armored Car is mostly effective in easy terrain due to their extremely high movement combined with a decent range of 9 (6 tiles on the Progressive Era map). Their only real problem is the Tank as they have massive bonuses against them.

Against Same Age Units[]

Conscript Light Unit[]

Neither side has bonuses against each other but usually the Armored Car has a better advantage of slightly higher attack, defense and movement. If the Conscripts are in trenches, then they will prove rather difficult to kill however.

Sniper Ranged Unit[]

The Armored Car is extremely strong against the Sniper. With an additional bonus of 25 attack and defense, Armored Cars can easily finish Snipers and take very little damage in return. However they may be difficult to kill in Forests and at a distance but usually the Armored Car’s fast movement is good enough.

Tank Heavy Unit[]

The Armored Car is extremely weak against the Tank, due to their bonuses of 50 attack and defense. They take little damage from Armored Cars and do massive damage to them, so Armored Cars should be supported by other units when facing Tanks.

Rapid Fire Cannon Artillery Unit[]

The Armored Car is theoretically weak against the Rapid Fire Cannon, however, given the rather low attack and defense of the Rapid Fire Cannon despite a bonus of 25, they are not too big of a threat in most situations especially as Armored Cars have high mobility and range. However Rapid Fire Cannons may be difficult to kill if there is a lot of rough terrain between them.


Under Construction


The first effective use of an armored vehicle in combat was achieved by the Belgian Army in August–September 1914. They had placed Cockerill armour plating and a Hotchkiss machine gun on Minerva touring cars, creating the Minerva Armored Car. The unit is also the very first fast unit to not be mounted.


Two Armored Cars

Other Military Units[]

Military Units
All Ages Heavy Unit Color GuardLight Unit Military DrummerLight Unit RogueFast Unit/Heavy Unit Champion
Bronze Age Light Unit SpearfighterLight Unit ClubmanHeavy Unit WarriorFast Unit Horseman
Ranged Unit SlingerArtillery Unit Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Unit SoldierHeavy Unit LegionnaireFast Unit Mounted Warrior
Ranged Unit ArcherArtillery Unit Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Unit MercenaryHeavy Unit Armored InfantryHeavy Unit BarbarianFast Unit Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Unit Mounted ArcherRanged Unit Barbarian SlingerArtillery Unit Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Unit BerserkerHeavy Unit Heavy InfantryFast Unit Knight
Ranged Unit CrossbowmanArtillery Unit Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Unit Great Sword WarriorHeavy Unit Imperial GuardFast Unit Heavy Knight
Ranged Unit Longbow ArcherArtillery Unit Cannon
Colonial Age Light Unit RangerHeavy Unit GrenadierFast Unit Dragoon
Ranged Unit MusketeerArtillery Unit Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Unit Jaeger InfantryLight Unit Brave WarriorHeavy Unit HowitzerFast Unit Lancer
Ranged Unit RiflemanRanged Unit Mounted BraveArtillery Unit Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Unit ConscriptHeavy Unit TankFast Unit Armored Car
Ranged Unit SniperArtillery Unit Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Unit Bazooka TeamHeavy Unit Battle TankFast Unit Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Unit ParatrooperArtillery Unit Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Unit CommandoHeavy Unit Universal TankFast Unit IFV
Ranged Unit MG TeamArtillery Unit Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Unit Strike TeamHeavy Unit Assault TankFast Unit Attack Helicopter
Ranged Unit Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Unit Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Era Light Unit Ultra APHeavy Unit Stealth TankFast Unit Combat Drone
Ranged Unit Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Unit Microwave Blaster
Future Era Light Unit Exoskeleton SoldierHeavy Unit Hover TankFast Unit Drone Swarm
Ranged Unit Satellite SpotterArtillery Unit Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Unit Dragon DroneHeavy Unit Battle FortressHeavy Unit Behemoth
Fast Unit Recon RaiderRanged Unit Surrogate SoldierArtillery Unit Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Unit MantaLight Unit ScimitarHeavy Unit C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Unit Octopod
Fast Unit Hydroelectric EelFast Unit GlidersRanged Unit Sub CruiserRanged Unit Nautilus
Artillery Unit TurturretArtillery Unit Medusa
Virtual Future Light Unit Augmented SamuraiRanged Unit NinjaArtillery Unit Rocket TroopHeavy Unit Ronin BotFast Unit Warrior Monk
Space Age Mars Light Unit Space MarineRanged Unit Tesla WalkerArtillery Unit SniperbotHeavy Unit Steel WardenFast Unit Sentinel
Space Age Asteroid Belt Light Unit Drill RangerRanged Unit Nail StormArtillery Unit B.E.L.T.Heavy Unit ShredderFast Unit Hover Hammer
Space Age Venus Light Unit Observer DroneRanged Unit Ghost BlasterArtillery Unit Power DragonHeavy Unit Steel FistFast Unit Energy Cannon

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