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Fluyt. Slow, powerful ship resistant to building fire that can train units.
In-game description

The Fluyt is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Dutch, which replaces the Galleon, and can be trained at the Dock once the Colonial Age is reached. It is similar in function to Galleons, but with fewer hit points and more attack.

Overview Edit

The Fluyt is a moderately fast and powerful military ship that is able to garrison soldiers. It is also very resistant to ranged attacks from enemy units and building fire, making them effective in both combat and transportation. It can also be used to train military units on any coastline, making logistics more convenient.

The Dutch have a Home City Card available to them in the Fortress Age, which delivers three Fluyts. Combined with the Admiral Tromp card, which boosts the Fluyt's HP by 100%, they can form a strong navy.

Units Edit

The Fluyt must be close to the shore to train the units, and will also be unable to move and attack while doing so.

Age Unit Cost Pop.
Ages colonial
Aoe3 pikeman icon Pikeman 40 food,
40 wood
1
Aoe3 skirmisher icon Skirmisher 50 food,
65 coin
Aoe3 hussar icon Hussar 120 food,
80 coin
2
Grenadier icon Grenadier 120 food,
60 coin
Ages fortress
Aoe3 halberdier icon Halberdier 50 food,
70 coin
1
Ruyter icon Ruyter 30 food,
75 coin

Further statistics Edit

As Fluyts are unique to the Dutch, 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
Improvements
Hit points Armor Plating Armor Plating (+50%)
Attack Carronade Carronade (+25%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed)

Home City Cards Edit

As Fluyts are unique to the Dutch, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History Edit

The Fluyt is a ship of Dutch design dating from the seventeenth century. They have a shallow draft and a large cargo hold, and can be handled by a very small crew. The Dutch imported relatively cheap wood and tried to mass produce as many parts of the ship as possible. Other nations commissioned their own Fluyts, and the Dutch innovations in ship construction paid off not only in cargo but in the hulls they sold to other countries.

Approximate weight: 300 tons. Length: 105 feet.

Gallery Edit

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