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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the similar unit in Age of Empires II, see Hussar (Age of Empires II).
Hussar
Hussar AoE3
First appearanceAge of Empires III
Melee cavalry
Cost120 foodIcon food
80 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableAges colonial Colonial Age
Base hit points320
Pop. use2
Speed6.75
LOS15
Resists20% vs. Ranged
Melee Damage30
Siege Damage20
Siege Range6
ROF1.5 / 3.0 (siege)
Train time40 seconds
XP created6
XP killed12
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The Hussar is a melee cavalry unit in Age of Empires III.

Overview Edit

Hussars are the mainline cavalry for most of the European civilizations and should be the backbone of cavalry units for them. Since they are the base cavalry unit they have no distinguishing characteristics. They are fast and hit relatively hard making them good at raiding or getting in close with artillery. They are also effective against light infantry, who are too fragile to stand up to melee combat. They are weak against heavy infantry and ranged cavalry. They should be put in formations with infantry so that each can cover for the other's weakness.

Upgrades Edit

Hussars can be upgraded into different ranks or form depending on the type of civilization chosen or the Age the player is in.

Veteran Hussar Edit

The Veteran Hussar is an upgrade of the ordinary Hussar and has slightly more hit points and attack compared to its predecessor. The upgrade is available at the Stable for 200 woodResources wood 200 CoinIcon coin once Fortress Age is reached.

  • Hit Points: 384
  • Siege Attack: 24
  • Guardian Attack: 36
  • Hand Attack: 36

Guard Hussar Edit

The Guard Hussar is an upgrade of the Veteran Hussar and has slightly more hit points and attack compared to its predecessor. The upgrade is available at the Stable for 600 woodResources wood 600 CoinIcon coin once Industrial Age is reached.

  • Hit Points: 480
  • Siege Attack: 30
  • Guardian Attack: 45
  • Hand Attack: 45

Imperial Hussar Edit

The Imperial Hussar is an upgrade of the Guard Hussar and has slightly more hit points and attack compared to its predecessor. The upgrade is available at the Stable for 1500 woodResources wood 1500 CoinIcon coin once Imperial Age is reached.

  • Hit Points: 640
  • Siege Attack: 40
  • Guardian Attack: 60
  • Hand Attack: 60

Royal Guard Hussars Edit

The British and Ottomans are the only civilizations that can upgrade the Hussar to the Royal Guard level, making them the strongest out of all the civilizations. British Royal Guard Hussars are King's Life Guard which are available during the Industrial Age while Ottoman Royal Guard Hussars are Gardeners which are also available at the same Age. Researching this upgrade gives them improves the hitpoints and attack by a further 33% compared to their Veteran stage.

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  • Cost: 1000 woodResources wood and 1000 CoinIcon coin

Imperial Guard Hussars Edit

The French and Germans are the only civilizations that can upgrade Hussars to Imperial Guard level, making them the strongest out of all the civilizations. British Imperial Guard Hussars are Imperial King's Life Guard which are available in the Imperial Age while Ottoman Royal Guard Skirmishers are Imperial Gardeners which are also available at the same Age. Researching this upgrade improves the hit points and attack by another 30%. This is the final upgrade which provides the most benefits, but is the most expensive available.

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  • Hand Attack:
  • Cost: 1500 woodResources wood and 1500 CoinIcon coin

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History Edit

"Lasalle, Napoleon's most dashing and competent light cavalry commander, boldly stated that any Hussar who lived to see the age of 30 was "a blackguard." Hussars were known for their daring and flamboyant displays in and out of combat. They could be an unruly and rowdy lot, though some, like the Prussian Death's Head Hussars, looked quite severe. Hussars were used to scout, gather intelligence, run down their enemy counterparts, and in flanking and screening maneuvers. They were excellent horsemen and daring to a fault.

The Prussian hussars, who served under Wellington at Waterloo, wore uniforms of almost entirely unrelieved black, with a large white skull and crossbones on the front of their short-brimmed, tall cylindrical hats. Hussars were typically armed with curved cavalry sabers and sometimes muskets or pistols.
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Shipments Edit

This is a list of shipments that benefit Hussars in anyway.

Other Upgrades Edit

  • The British can upgrade veteran Hussars into Life Guard Hussars in the Industrial Age.
  • The Ottomans can upgrade veteran Hussars into Gardener Hussars in the Industrial Age.
  • The Germans cannot train Hussars but can send 10 Polish Winged (Royal Guard level) Hussars from the Home City.
  • The Russians cannot train Hussars but can send 17 Bashkirs (Hussars) from the Church when it ships the Royal Decree shipment.
  • The Spanish can use unction to boost their Hussars in combat, providing a sizable damage increase.

Trivia Edit

  • British Royal Guard Hussars are named after the Life Guards.
  • Ottoman Royal Guard Hussars are named after the Bostandji, whose name translates to "Gardener".
  • Russian Hussars are named after the Bashkir people whose horses have a relatively small size (hence the shipment is named "Bashkir Ponies") but are known for their endurance.

Gallery Edit