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Morutaru
Morutaru Icon
First AppearanceThe Asian Dynasties
Artillery
Cost100 WoodResources wood
300 CoinIcon coin
Age AvailableIndustrial Age
Ages industrial
BuildingCastle
Base Hit Points225
Pop. Use3
Speed2.5
LOS44
Resists75% vs. Ranged
Siege Damage385
Siege Multipliersx0.5 vs. Ship
Siege Range40
Siege Area of Effect1
R.O.F.6.0
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The Morutaru is the Japanese version of the Mortar in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

OverviewEdit

Morutaru

An in game Morutaru

Compared with the Mortar, Morutarus are slightly cheaper and take up 1 less Population per unit. They also cause less Siege Damage and move slower than Mortars when in Limber Mode but also move faster when in Bombard Mode.

With the Morutaru Range upgrade, available at a level 25 Japanese Home City, Morutarus acquire an amazing 46 range (and 50 LOS). The only Mortar that beats its range is the Portuguese one, with 50 range and 54 LOS.

ShipmentsEdit

This is a list of shipments that concern Morutarus.

History Edit

"In the late sixteenth century, when armies of Japan returned from their military campaigns on the Korean peninsula, they brought with them many lessons in siege acquired from their sophisticated Korean enemy. Unfortunately, use of the mortar, a military art that the Koreans had perfected, was something in which the Japanese did not appear interested. They continued their usual practice of importing European cannons. However, in 1639 the Japanese played host to visiting Dutch advisors who demonstrated a mortar for the Shogun and his representatives. The demonstration caused an uproar even though not one shell fired hit its intended target."

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