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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
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.
The full list of all gunpowder units in the game:
Marked with yellow background are unique units.
|Hand Cannoneer||Archery Range||IV||35||17||1||0||7||3.49||9||0.96||45||0||50||34|
|Bombard Cannon||Siege Workshop||IV||80||40||2||5||12||6.5||14||0.7||0||225||225||56|
|Elite Cannon Galleon||Dock||IV||150||45||0||8||15||10||17||1.1||0||200||150||46|
|Elite Turtle Ship||Dock||IV||300||50||8||6||6||6.04||9||0.9||0||180||180||50|
|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.