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Gatling Gun
Organ Gun Icon
First AppearanceThe WarChiefs
Artillery
Cost100 WoodResources wood
300 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableRevolution
Revolution
Base Hit Points150
Pop. Use4
Speed4 (Limber)
1.6 (Bombard)
LOS26
Resists75% vs. Ranged
Siege Damage30
Siege Multipliersx0.5 vs. Artillery
x0.5 vs. Cavalry
x0.75 vs. Buildings
x0.5 vs. Ship
x0.5 vs. Light Infantry
x0.5 vs. Arrow Knight
Siege Range24
Siege Area of Effect2
R.O.F.4.0 (6 shots)
Train Time45 seconds
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The Gatling Gun is a special artillery unit available to all European Civilizations featured in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, but only when the Revolution technology has been researched.

OverviewEdit

The Gatling Gun is unusual compared to the other artillery pieces in the game, with the exception of the Organ Gun; it is the precursor to modern-day machine guns and fires projectiles at a rapid rate, which is useful in killing enemy infantry units at a brisk pace. The Gatling Gun becomes available to players if they choose to Revolt from their European civilization in the Industrial Age. While devastating against infantry they are less effective against cavalry and buildings, doing reduced damage against them. However due to their high rate of fire they can still do good damage against them if in groups. It is inferior to the Organ Gun in multipliers, attack, range, Line of Sight, upgrades and age, but is available to every civilization.

TriviaEdit

  • It uses the same icon as the Organ Gun.
  • They have the second fastest rate-of-fire after the Flamethrower, together with the Organ Gun, if every shot from a volley is counted separately.

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HistoryEdit

"The Gatling gun was invented by Richard Gatling in 1861. Although not precisely a machine gun, it nonetheless offered devastating firepower for its time. The operator of the gun would turn a hand crank, which rotated six gun barrels around a central shaft. Cartridges were continuously fed into the barrels as they made their rotation.

The Gatling gun saw its first limited action on the battlefields of the U.S. Civil War, where its rapid fire of up to 600 rounds a minute proved extremely deadly. The gun was also used in multiple conflicts worldwide during the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, until it eventually was replaced by the modern machine gun, with its automatic action.
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