|“||Atakabune. Slow, powerful ship resistant to building fire that can train units.||”|
The Atakabune (pronounced Ah-tah-kah-boo-neh) is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can be trained at the Dock once the Commerce Age is reached. It is the Japanese counterpart to the European Galleon.
The Atakabune must be close to the shore to train the units, and will also be unable to move and attack while doing so.
|Ashigaru Musketeer||80 food,
|Yumi Archer||50 food,|
|Naginata Rider||100 food,
As Atakabune are unique to the Japanese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ships, infantry close to shore|
|Weak vs.||Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures|
|Hit points||Armor Plating (+50%)|
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Speed||Apache Endurance (+5%)|
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
Home City Cards
As Atakabune are unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Atakabune|
- The spelling "atakabune" is incorrect. The correct spelling would be atakebune.
|“||The atakabune-class naval ship was used during Japan’s warring states period of the sixteenth century, when rival daimyo built fleets to occasionally engage in naval warfare. When Toyotomi Hideyoshi unified the country’s disparate clans under his leadership, he also gained control of many feudal armies. The invasion of Korea in 1591 saw the redeployment of many weapons Toyotomi had acquired from his former enemies, including the atakabune-class ships. They proved vital in the invasion, as well as in the subsequent campaigns lasting until 1598.
The atakabune was a boxy, armored ship by design, its hull held together with iron nails that were highly susceptible to rusting. As a result, the atakabune was not suited for carrying heavier payloads, like cannons. The preferred method of Japanese naval combat consisted of grappling an enemy vessel and then boarding with an assault party, so the lack of cannons was not a hindrance.