|“||Ships 22 experienced Crossbowmen from your homeland, plus your normal Crossbowmen are improved.||”|
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 with +30% hit points and attack named Besteiro will appear in the Home City shipment point and all existing Crossbowmen are upgraded to Besteiros.
Age of Empires III
- Besteiros costs 2,400 wood.
- Besteiros costs 2,000 wood.
- This technology's name derives from besteiro which means "crossbowman" in Portuguese, thus the renaming is somewhat redundant in a literal sense.
- The Portuguese Expeditionary Company and Portuguese Expeditionary Force, available for the Indians and the Japanese in The Asian Dynasties through the Consulate by allying with the Portuguese, includes Besteiros. Unlike the Portuguese version however, the Consulate version is automatically upgraded in every Age, including the Imperial Age.
|Unique Church/Mosque technologies in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|British||Thin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers|
|Dutch||Coffee Trade · Waardgelders · Blue Guards|
|French||Code Napoleon · Imperial Young Guard · Imperial Middle Guard · Imperial Old Guard|
|Germans||Tilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihander|
|John Black's Mercenaries||Indian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons|
|Knights of St. John||Corselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade|
|Ottomans||New Order Infantry* · Tufanci Corps · Topcu Corps|
|Portuguese||Encomienda Manor · Besteiros · Order of the Tower and the Sword|
|Russians||Westernization · Kalmucks · Petrine Reforms · Bashkir Ponies|
|Spanish||Corselet · Royal Alabarderos · Wild Geese|
|Swedes||Push of Pike* · Savolax Jaegers* · Gustavian Guards*|
|United States||Grand Encampment · American Patriots|
|* added in the Definitive Edition|
|All of the listed technologies require the Royal Decree Home City Cards unique for each civilization|