The Boarding Vessel is a naval unit unlocked by the Boarding Vessel technology in Research Era I. It is the fastest of the available naval units, making it a very effective scouting vessel.
A city must have at least one exploited sea or lake tile where the Boarding Vessel will spawn upon completion, which is normally designated by a movable Anchor icon in the city screen. If there is a naval army on that tile owned by the owner of the city with room for more units, the Boarding Vessel will automatically be merged into that army upon completion. If the designated tile is occupied by an army with no more room, an enemy naval army, a transport ship, or a tile of ice shelf during winter, the Boarding Vessel will spawn on the nearest available exploited sea or lake tile. If there are no available sea or lake tiles, construction of the Boarding Vessel cannot be completed.
This unit is designed to carry troops that attack enemy ships.
|Naval Unit||Cannot disembark or participate in ground battles|
Must be placed on a water tile