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The Stone Thrower is the artillery unit of the Bronze Age. The unit has a horrendously low attack, low defense, and low speed, but is has the longest attack range in the Bronze Age. It receives an attack bonus on hills. It is effective against the Heavy Unit Class. The Stone Thrower is unable to move through rocks, water, and swamps.

Stone Throwers can also be strong against enemies when in high numbers. When attacking armies with many heavy unit troops, using two or three Stone Throwers is can be a good strategy. Concentrate all of the attack on one of the heavy units at a time until they are all defeated. This will hopefully destroy all of the heavy units before they can attack, making it easier for the rest of your army. However, generally Slingers are better for killing heavy units. After the Bronze Age, using Stone Throwers is strongly discouraged.

Usage

Stone Throwers are quite weak and useless, though they can be a nuisance to the enemy when used in large numbers. It has the lowest attack in the game, making it only adequately effective against other stone throwers and also the Slinger. It does very little damage to Spearfighters and warriors even with the attack bonus, and the later should be attacked with Slingers or Archers. The Stone Thrower has very limited usage overall, and the time to train and build them is not worth it. The Ballista of the next age is a much better choice.

Against Same Age Units

Light UnitsSpearfighter

The Stone Thrower is very weak against the Spearfighter, usually dealing only one hitpoint of damage, especially if the Spearfighter finds cover in a forest or bush. Meanwhile, the Spearfighter can two hit kill a Stone Thrower.

Fast UnitsHorseman

The Horseman is the best counter to the Stone Thrower. In two moves across the map, it can get to the Stone Thrower and kill it easily. The player should make sure to protect against Horseman rushes if Stone Throwers are used.

Heavy UnitsWarrior

The Stone Thrower is average at attacking Warriors. While the Stone Thrower does have an attack bonus, the difference it makes it very limited. The low movement speed of the Warrior means the Stone Thrower can hit the Warrior many times before the Warrior reaches it. However, it will take many hits.

Ranged UnitsSlinger

The Stone Thrower is effective against the Slinger, since the Slinger has a low defense. However, it is vulnerable if the Slinger gets close, espcially since the Stone Thrower has very limited movement.

Appearance

The Stone Thrower is operated by someone who looks similar to the Slinger. The Stone Thrower itself is an all wooden catapult that throws rocks.

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Four Stone Throwers in battle

Other Military Units

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

Legend: Light Units= Light Unit Class Heavy Units= Heavy Unit Class Fast Units= Fast Unit Class Ranged Units= Ranged Unit Class Artillery Units= Artillery Unit Class

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