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Forge

Forge
Building of the Medieval era
Cost 120 20xProduction5
Maintenance 1 20xGold5
Technology

Metal casting (Civ5) Metal casting

Specialists

None

Effect
  • +15% 20xProduction5 Production of land units
  • +1 20xProduction5 Production from every worked source of 20xIron5 Iron
  • Requires a worked source of 20xIron5 Iron nearby

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus building. Can only be constructed in cities with at least one improved Iron resource nearby.

  • +15% 20xProduction5 Production when building Land Units in this City.
  • +1 20xProduction5 Production for each source of 20xIron5 Iron resource worked by this City.

StrategyEdit

The Forge is a great bonus building, not only increasing 20xProduction5 Production on the Iron resources nearby, but also boosting land unit production in the city. Use that to turn the city into a major army training hub!

Historical InfoEdit

A forge is a building containing a furnace capable of generating the temperatures necessary to melt and shape iron into anything from horseshoes to nails to arrowheads. This requires a significant amount of heat, and the blacksmith might have an apprentice. A type of assistant his job was to pump bellows to blow fresh air on the flames to keep them hot. A blacksmith might "work" the iron by getting it red-hot and then beating it into shape on an anvil with various hammers. Or the blacksmith might pour molten metal into forms of clay or sand or metal, removing the forms once the iron had cooled enough to hold its shape.

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