Falconet Icon
The icon of a falconet
First AppearanceAge of Empires III
Cost100 WoodResources wood
400 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableFortress Age
Ages fortress
BuildingArtillery Foundry
Base Hit Points200
Pop. Use5
Speed4.0 (Limber)
1.6 (Bombard)
Resists75% vs. Ranged
Siege Damage100
Siege Multipliersx3.0 vs. Infantry
x2.0 vs. Buildings
x3.0 vs. Ships
x0.5 vs. Arrow Knight
Siege Range26
Siege Area of Effect3
Train Time45 seconds
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The Falconet is a basic light artillery unit featured in Age of Empires III.

Overview Edit

The Falconet is a simple artillery piece that is, together with the Culverin, the second lightest and second cheapest artillery cannon in the game that is available to the European civilizations (the first is the Organ Gun). The Falconet is a useful cannon in battle because it is effective in countering enemy infantry, but the artillery is not as useful at besieging the enemy buildings compared to, for example, the Mortar, however they can do the job quickly in small groups. The Falconet can be upgraded into Field Guns. The Portuguese have Organ Guns instead of Falconets.

Falconets can be easily countered with the Culverin, which is effective against other pieces of artillery. They are also weak against cavalry and should be protected by heavy infantry or ranged cavalry.

Note: The only way the Knights of St. John can acquire Falconets are through Home City Cards.


This is a list of shipments that benefit Falconets.

Gallery Edit


"Falconets were among the smallest artillery. They weighed about 280 pounds, had a six-foot barrel and used about a pound of powder to fire a one pound shot. Still, the small quantity of powder (relative to larger artillery pieces) was enough to make a properly braced Falconet fly back up to 10 yards when fired."

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