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“Crank it back and watch it fly. In peacetime you can use it to launch all kinds of stuff. Most notable of course would be dead cows.”


General InformationEdit

  • The Mortar is a ranged weapon that delivers splash damage, hitting all units within the area of effect. It is not able to hit units that get close to it, as shown by the red circle when selected.
  • The Mortar starts out as the Catapult at levels 1 - 3 and finally becomes the Mortar at level 4 and up.
  • The Catapult is first available at the Iron Age.
  • It is very effective against large numbers of low hitpoint troops, such as Heavy Infantry and Ranged Infantry.

Historical DescriptionEdit

  • Created by the Greeks, the Catapult has been used since ancient times. Being able to launch fatal projectiles from a distance over structures and without explosives, the Catapult has been proven one of the most effiecient mechanisms of warfare (in history).
  • Used in countless wars (being re-named different things), the Catapult shot everything from rocks, greek fire, and even hand grenades (the French in WWI).
  • Soon when Technology progressed, the Mortar replaced the Catapult (other than Pumpkin Chunckin').
  • The Mortar, possibly created by Fatih Sultan Mehmed around 1450, was more efficient at launching deadly projectiles in the air than the Catapult. The first introduced Mortars were too heavy to be easily transported and fired cannonballs, making them a good weapon for defense. Soon the Mortar was transformed into a improvised Mortar, where it could be easily transported and fired new Mortar shells.
  • Mortars are still used to this day by many countries.
  • Mortars lv 6-7 are actually the German Karl-Gedät self-propelled mortar used in ww2

Defensive Strategies Edit

  • To create a nice "Kill Zone" put a Mortar 2-3 Blocks away from an Anti-Tank Gun. You could also include a Tower or a Machine Gun (Redoubt).
  • Remember as these buildings need no access. You can encapsulate them within a Wall for extra defense with no Gate, unless you want to connect more buildings to the City Center via the Road for more City Center Hitpoints.


Statistic Modifiers (These modify the base statistics below)

The Machinery Technology at the Library confers these bonuses to the Catapult/Mortar:

Main article: Machinery
  • Chapter 1: DPS improved by +10%.
  • Chapter 2: HP improved by +10%.
  • Chapter 3: 1 Additional Catapult/Mortar.
  • Chapter 4: HP improved by +10%.
  • Chapter 5: Increase speed of fire by +10%.

The Radar Technology at the Library confers these bonuses to the Catapult/Mortar:

Main article: Radar

The research of Leonardo da Vinci in the University also confers the following bonuses to Catapults/Mortars:

  • Mortar Damage: Increase 3% damage per each skill level researched.
  • Mortar Upgrade Cost: Reduce 2% upgrade cost per each skill level researched.
  • Mortar Hitpoints: Increase 3% hitpoints per each skill level researched.
Age Number Available
Iron Age1
Classical Age1 (2)
Medieval Age 2 (3)
Gunpowder Age
Enlightenment Age
Industrial Age 3 (4)
Global Age
Atomic Age
Level Build Cost Gold icon Citizens Needed Citizen Upgrade Time Clock Damage /Sec. Damage Range Range HP Health icon XP Reward Exp Age Unlocked
1 25,000 4 8h 33 10 700 610 Iron Age
2 160,000 1d 46 9001,115 Classical Age
3 700,000 2d 55 1,100 1,630 Medieval Age
4 1,600,000 3d 70 1,520 2,040 Gunpowder Age
5 4,500,000 5d 80 1,820 2,700 Enlightenment Age
6 7,000,000 12d 85 2,120 4,365 Industrial Age
7 9,000,000 14d 95 2,330 4,750 Global Age
8 10,500,000 14d 125 3,040 4,750 Atomic Age


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