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A melee unit is a unit specialized in close combat, as opposed to ranged weapons such as bows and guns.

All of them have 1 Move, with the exception of the Zulu's Impi. Being land units, they benefit from Barracks.

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In Civilization IV the melee units are:

Name Civilization Techs Resources Strength Traits
Warrior (Civ4) Warrior 2

+25% City Defense

Incan (Civ4) Incan

+25% City Defense

+100% vs. Archery Units

Spearman (Civ4) Spearman Hunting (Civ4) Hunting CopperCopper or IronIron 4

+100% vs. Mounted Units

Mayan (Civ4) Mayan Hunting (Civ4) Hunting

Bronze Working (Civ4) Bronze Working

+100% vs. Mounted Units

Immune to First Strikes

Zulu (Civ4) Zulu Hunting (Civ4) Hunting CopperCopper or IronIron

+100% vs. Mounted Units

Starts with Mobility

Has 2 Moves

(Vanilla Civ4 and Warlords only)

Greek (Civ4) Greek 5

+100% vs. Mounted Units

+25% Hills Defense

Axeman (Civ4) Axeman Bronze Working (Civ4) Bronze Working CopperCopper or IronIron 5

+50% vs. Melee Units

Native American (Civ4) Native American 4

+100% vs. Melee Units

Sumerian (Civ4) Sumerian CopperCopper or IronIron 6

+25% vs. Melee Units

(Beyond the Sword only)

Greek (Civ4) Greek 5

+25% vs. Melee Units

+100% defense vs. Chariot

Swordsman (Civ4) Swordsman Iron Working (Civ4) Iron Working IronIron 6

+10% City Attack

Celtic (Civ4) Celtic CopperCopper or IronIron

+10% City Attack

Starts with Guerrilla I

Can take Guerrilla promotions

Aztec (Civ4) Aztec 5

+10% City Attack

Starts with Woodsman I

-5 Hammer (Civ4) production cost (compared to Swordsman)

Roman (Civ4) Roman CopperCopper or IronIron 8

+5 Hammer (Civ4) production cost (compared to Swordsman)

Pikeman (Civ4) Pikeman Engineering (Civ4) Engineering 6

+100% vs. Mounted Units

Holy Roman Empire (Civ4) Holy Roman Empire

+100% vs. Mounted Units

+100% vs. Melee Units

Maceman (Civ4) Maceman Civil Service (Civ4) Civil Service

Machinery (Civ4) Machinery

8

+50% vs. Melee Units

Viking (Civ4) Viking

+50% vs. Melee Units

+10% City Attack

Starts with Amphibious

Japanese (Civ4) Japanese Iron Iron

+50% vs. Melee Units

2 First Strikes

Starts with Drill I

Can take Drill promotions

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