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This article is about the general information about gunpowder units. For the armor class in Age of Empires II, see Armor Class: Gunpowder Unit.

Gunpowder Units are a type of ranged infantry unit using gunpowder and chemicals to fire projectiles instead of using traditional bow-like weaponry. They feature more prominently in later games of the Age of Empires series. In Age of Empires II, such units are powerful and only available in later ages. In Age of Empires III, they function as the primary ranged-type infantry unit for European civilizations.

Age of Empires IIEdit

Gunpowder

All gunpowder units in The African Kingdoms

Gunpowder units first become available in the Imperial Age. To train any non-unique gunpowder unit, Chemistry must first be researched at the University. However, Janissaries, Conquistadors, Organ Guns, and Turtle Ships - unique units to each of their respective civilizations - can be trained in the Castle Age without the need to research Chemistry.

Before The Forgotten expansion, all Middle Eastern civilizations had access to generic gunpowder units, indicating notable scientific advancement in the region during the Middle Ages. Aztecs, Huns, Incas, and Mayans cannot access gunpowder units without conversion.

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 Ci
HandCannoneerIcon Hand Cannoneer Ar. Range IV 35 17 1 0 7 3.49 9 0.96 45 0 50 34 16
BombardCannonIcon Bombard Cannon Siege W. IV 80 40 2 5 12 6.5 14 0.7 0 225 225 56 19
CannonGalleonIcon Cannon Galleon Dock IV 120 35 0 6 13 10 15 1.1 0 200 150 46 27
CannonGalleonIcon Elite Cannon Galleon Dock IV 150 45 0 8 15 10 17 1.1 0 200 150 46 15
TurtleShipIcon Turtle Ship Dock III 200 50 6 5 6 6.04 9 0.9 0 180 180 50 1
TurtleShipIcon Elite Turtle Ship Dock IV 300 50 8 6 6 6.04 9 0.9 0 180 180 50 1
JanissaryIcon Janissary Castle III 35 17 1 0 8 3.49 10 0.96 60 0 55 21 1
JanissaryIcon Elite Janissary Castle IV 40 22 2 0 8 3.49 10 0.96 60 0 55 21 1
ConquistadorIcon Conquistador Castle III 55 16 2 2 6 3.49 8 1.3 60 0 70 24 1
ConquistadorIcon Elite Conquistador Castle IV 70 18 2 2 6 3.49 8 1.3 60 0 70 24 1
OrganGunIcon Organ Gun Castle III 60 16 2 4 7 3.49 9 0.85 0 80 70 21 1
OrganGunIcon Elite Organ Gun Castle IV 70 20 2 6 7 3.49 9 0.85 0 80 70 21 1
Average N/A N/A 101.3 28.8 2.3 3.7 8.4 5.3 10.6 1 23.8 95.4 110.4 34.5 19.3

Despite not being a unit, the Bombard Tower is usually listed among gunpowder-type 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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