"Ships 22 experienced Crossbowmen from your homeland, plus your normal Crossbowmen are improved."
In-game description

Besteiros is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Portuguese and can be researched at the Church once the Fortress Age is reached and the Treaty of Tordesillas Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 22 Crossbowmen named Besteiro will appear in the Home City shipment point, all Crossbowmen are upgraded to Veteran (if they otherwise are not yet) and gains 30% hit points and attack – essentially "upgrading" them to the Guard level, and renames all exiting Crossbowmen to Besteiros.

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