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Li'l Bombard
Li'l Bombard Icon
First AppearanceAge of Empires III: The WarChiefs
Artillery
Cost1200 Coin Icon coin
Age AvailableIndustrial Age
Ages industrial
Base Hit Points600
Pop. Use8
Speed2.5 (Limber)
1 (Bombard)
LOS32
Resists75% vs. Ranged
Siege Damage400
Siege Multipliersx0.5 vs. Artillery
x0.5 vs. Arrow Knight
Siege Range28
Siege Area of Effect4
R.O.F.4.0
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The Li'l Bombard is a mercenary Artillery unit available in the Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.

Overview Edit

The Li'l Bombard is a mercenary artillery unit that can be trained at the Saloon. It has an acceptable number of hit points, unlike other artillery units. It is very slow but is very good at taking down ships and buildings. It can also attack other units, but it is very vulnerable to cavalry designed to counter artillery. The Li'l Bombard is a smaller version of the Great Bombard.

Although slow and extremely expensive, just three of these Bombards will destroy nearly all infantry that approaches them. They also surprisingly do well against cavalry because they have high base damage instead of having a large bonus against infantry, and don't have a negative multiplier against cavalry. They are actually capable of taking out entire armies of cavalry provided they are guarded well. Li'l Bombards should be used similarly to Heavy Cannons. Be sure to guard them with Heavy Infantry or Light Cavalry.

Shipments Edit

  • Three Li'l Bombards for 2000 Coin (1600 Coin cheaper than training them).

In-game Dialouge Language Edit

Li'l Bombards (or the crew using the Bombard) speak Italian.

  • Sì (yes)
  • Pronto (Ready)
  • Lo farò (I'll do it)
  • Sto per farlo (I will do it)
  • Comando? (Order?)
  • Alla battaglia! (To the battle!)
  • Vado all'attacco! (I go to the attack!)

GalleryEdit

History Edit

"Artillery has existed for hundreds of years, practically since the invention of gunpowder. Early artillery, such as the great bombard, was extremely large, heavy, and difficult to maneuver across the field of battle. Military tacticians envisioned the value of more lightweight pieces, leading to the creation of the first mortars in the mid-seventeenth century. Armies soon discovered that the tradeoff in firepower for increased mobility was valuable in certain situations. Today, the mortar and similar weapons play a strong role in the blend of weaponry used in modern combat scenarios."

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