Ranged light cavalry equipped with a carbine repeater. Good against Heavy Cavalry and Artillery.
—In-game description

The Carbine Cavalry is a gunpowder light cavalry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the United States and can be trained at the Stable, Fort and Steamer. It replaces the Dragoon for the United States.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The Carbine Cavalry starts at the Veteran level, giving them +20% hit points and attack.

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages industrial.jpg
Guard cavalry.png Guard Carbine Cavalry 600 wood,
600 coin
Upgrades Carbine Cavalry to Guard (+30% hit points and attack) +1 range
Imperial Age
Imperial cavalry.png Imperial Carbine Cavalry 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Carbine Cavalry to Imperial (+50% hit points and attack); requires Guard Carbine Cavalry

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As Carbine Cavalry are unique to the United States, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following tables:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, light infantry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Improvements
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As Carbine Cavalry are unique to the United States, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In its unit portrait, the Carabine Cavalry is armed with what appears to be a Spencer carbine.

History[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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