The Covered Wagon is a special civilian unit in Age of Empires III that is received only from the Home City once the player selects a Home City Card that features this unit. It builds a Town Center at no cost, but it takes time to build it. The Portuguese receive one Covered Wagon at the beginning of each Age as a civilization bonus. On the Nomad map, every player starts with one Covered Wagon. They can be useful for expanding territory.

Civilization bonuses Edit

Shipments Edit

Every civilization may send a Covered Wagon Card at the Fortress Age. Cards regarding Covered Wagons can be found at the Trading Company.

  • Portuguese and Ottomans may send two Covered Wagons cards at the Industrial Age.
  • Germans also send a Covered Wagon to every ally with TEAM Conestoga Wagon at the Industrial Age.

Trivia Edit

  • If the player uses their Explorer to start construction of a Town Center and replaces him with a Covered Wagon, the Wagon will resume construction of the Town Center without being consumed in the process.

History Edit

"Covered wagons were so full of food and other supplies that settlers who traveled west could rarely expect to travel inside them. These wagons were so uncomfortable and bumpy that more than a few settlers were happy to walk. The ride could be so bumpy that a butter churn filled with milk at the beginning of the day would have produced butter by the end of the day. Covered wagons traveled about two miles per hour. Until steam-powered trains could reach the frontier, the West was won very slowly."

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