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Light mobile cannon that can fire and reposition quickly. Good against infantry and ships.
—In-game information

The Cetbang Cannon is a revolutionary artillery in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to Indonesia and can be trained at the Artillery Foundry, Fort, and Wokou Junk.


The Cetbang Cannon is similar to the Japanese Flaming Arrow, but weaker, less powerful, has less area of effect, and has less range. However, the Cetbang Cannon has higher speed and rate of fire, and cheaper while also using up less population. It has the same multipliers as the Flaming Arrow, but with slightly better multiplier against ships. Unlike the Flaming Arrow, the Cetbang Cannon has no multiplier against buildings.

Further statistics[]

As Cetbang Cannons are unique to Indonesia, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Infantry, ships, buildings
Weak vs. Cavalry, Culverins, Arrow Knights
Hit points Professional gunners.png Professional Gunners (+10%)
Attack Heated Shot.png Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Gunners Quadrant.png Gunner's Quadrant (+6)
Speed Trunion.png Trunion (+15%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-10%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards[]

As Cetbang Cannons are unique to Indonesia, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):

In-game dialogue[]

Depending from which civilization Indonesia revolted from, the Cetbang Cannon uses either Dutch or Portuguese Falconet's dialogue files.


First used by the Majapahit Empire, the cetbang, derived from the Chinese word chongtong, is a piece of light artillery which are found in two types: Eastern-style and Western-style. Eastern-style cetbangs are loaded from the front, typically fire arrow-shaped projectiles, sometimes tipped with explosive or incendiary, and are usually found in fixed mounts on ships or emplacements. On the other hand, Western-style cetbangs are loaded from the breech, fires round projectiles including "case" shots, and are light enough to be man-portable or mounted on swivels or carriages.