Race: N/A
Unit Class: Siege Units
Requires: Blasting Powder
Siege Workshop
Starts With: Does Not Receive Defensive Bonuses
+25% Withdrawal Chance
>Can Bombard City Defenses 20% per turn
Does collateral damage at full strength of up to 60% damage to 7 units
Ignores Building Defenses
Info: 8/6 Strength
1 Move
Cost: 180 Production
Upgrades From: Catapult

Closely following the invention of gunpowder, the development of the cannon caused a revolution in siege warfare. Invented by a monk, early cannons used gunpowder charges to fire rocks or metal balls. The cannon forced a redesign of most fortifications, because the straight, high walls surrounding most cities could be easily destroyed by direct fire.

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