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Gunpowder Units are a branch of ranged units in the later games of the Age of Empires series which utilizes gunpowder and chemicals to fire projectiles instead of using traditional bow-like weaponry. In Age of Empires II, they serve as powerful ranged units available only in the later stages of the game. In Age of Empires III, Ensemble Studios expanded the role of gunpowder units.

Age of Empires IIEdit

Gunpowder

All gunpowder units in The African Kingdoms

The gunpowder units are a group of powerful units in Age of Empires II available in the Imperial Age. In order to create any of the non-unique gunpowder units, Chemistry must first be researched at the University.

Despite being gunpowder units, Janissaries, Conquistadors, Organ Guns, and Turtle Ships can be trained in the Castle Age without the need to research Chemistry.

The full list of all gunpowder units in the game:

Marked with yellow background are unique units.

Unit Building A HP At Ar PA Ra ROF LOS Sp F W G TT
HandCannoneerIcon Hand Cannoneer Archery Range IV 35 17 1 0 7 3.49 9 0.96 45 0 50 34
BombardCannonIcon Bombard Cannon Siege Workshop IV 80 40 2 5 12 6.5 14 0.7 0 225 225 56
CannonGalleonIcon Cannon Galleon Dock IV 120 35 0 6 13 10 15 1.1 0 200 150 46
CannonGalleonIcon Elite Cannon Galleon Dock IV 150 45 0 8 15 10 17 1.1 0 200 150 46
TurtleShipIcon Turtle Ship Dock III 200 50 6 5 6 6.04 9 0.9 0 180 180 50
TurtleShipIcon Elite Turtle Ship Dock IV 300 50 8 6 6 6.04 9 0.9 0 180 180 50
JanissaryIcon Janissary Castle III 35 17 1 0 8 3.49 10 0.96 60 0 55 21
JanissaryIcon Elite Janissary Castle IV 40 22 2 0 8 3.49 10 0.96 60 0 55 21
ConquistadorIcon Conquistador Castle III 55 16 2 2 6 3.49 8 1.3 60 0 70 24
ConquistadorIcon Elite Conquistador Castle IV 70 18 2 2 6 3.49 8 1.3 60 0 70 24
OrganGunIcon Organ Gun Castle III 60 16 2 4 7 3.49 9 0.85 0 80 70 21
OrganGunIcon Elite Organ Gun Castle IV 70 20 2 6 7 3.49 9 0.85 0 80 70 21

Despite not being a unit, the Bombard Tower is usually listed amongst gunpowder units.

Age of Empires III Edit

In Age of Empires III, the gunpowder Units are very common since the game is ambiented between the Age of discovery and the early Industrial Age. Arquebus, pistols and muskets in that period were standard weapons for the armies in that period, practically all civilizations in this game have at least one unit that uses a Gunpowder weapon, with the exception of the Aztecs.

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