A Phalanx is a pierce infantry unit available for the Bronze and Dark Ages. It costs 55 Food and 55 Iron to upgrade to a Spearman in 40 seconds. The Phalanx upgrades to the Pikeman, which costs 80 Food and 80 Iron (also within 40 seconds).
Unit Strategy Edit
Phalanxes remain the counter to shock infantry and cavalry. They are more powerful, but less durable, than the Short Sword, their shock counterpart. Certain civilizations have bonuses on these units.