This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Conquistador (Age of Empires II).
The Conquistador is a Home City Card in Age of Empires III and a Jesuit mounted musketeer unit in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

Age of Empires III Edit

The Spanish Explorer may be upgraded with a Home City Card known as "Conquistador".

The Asian Dynasties Edit

There are two unit types ypNatConquistador and ypNatMercConquistador. Unit types vary only slightly between the two, - RangedCavalry, GunpowderCavalry, NativeWarrior, Cavalry, LightCavalry with the mercenary version also having MercType1.

To distinguish between the two similar units, observe the build limit, a limit of 12 indicates it is the first type, whereas 24 means it is the mercenary type. Both unit types are weak versus Ninja and Spies, who have larger combat bonuses against mercenaries than native warriors.

History Edit

"Conquistadors were Spanish adventurers of the early sixteenth century who explored and conquered much of Central and South America for the Spanish Empire. Their journeys were not created or funded by the empire, but rather individual expeditions funded by merchants, and often with the primary goals of exploring, looting, and spreading Christianity to the indigenous peoples.

While many of the most famous conquistadors sought treasures located only in legend, such as the Seven Cities of Gold or the Fountain of Youth, others claimed important firsts for European explorers of the era. Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his men crossed Central America and were the first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean.

Fifty years of exploration and exploitation in the Americas increased the wealth and expanded the territory of the Spanish Empire, but at much cost to the Native populations. In 1521, Hernan Cortes captured Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, and in the 1530s, Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca Empire in Peru. Even with the destruction of these great civilizations, Native resistance to the foreign invaders continued for many years.

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