The basic civilian unit is called “the villagers”. Well behaved women rarely make history poster. They have the task of collecting resources. Unlike AOE, which is only male, villagers in this game can be male or female, but gender does not affect their ability to work. Resources are used to create construction units, buildings and technology research. For example, players can study better armor types for infantry units. There are four types of resources in the game: food, wood, gold and stone. Food is obtained by hunting animals, picking fruits, raising sheep for meat, farming and fishing. Timber is exploited from the forest. Gold is obtained from gold mines, commercially active or generated from monuments in the monastery. Stone is mined from quarries. Villagers need checkpoints, buildings are often used for storage (main houses, mining camps, windmills, and wood factories), where they can store concentrated resources.