"Fune. Good at exploring, fishing or transport."—In-game description
The Fune is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can be trained at the Dock once the Colonial Age is reached. It functions similarly to the European Caravel.
Special ability Edit
- Broadside Attack: Fires a volley of cannon shots at an enemy ship within attack range, with each shot doing 50 siege damage. 60 seconds cooldown.
Further statistics Edit
As Fune are unique to the Japanese, 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|
|Hit points||Armor Plating (+50%)|
|Attack|| Carronade (+25%)|
Percussion Lock (+50% Broadside Attack damage)
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Speed||Apache Endurance (+5%)|
|Gather rate|| Gill Nets (+15%)|
Long Lines (+30%)
Collective Economy (+50% from whales)
Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
Home City Cards Edit
As Fune are unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Fune|
- The Fune seems to be based on the Bezaisen-class ships (弁才船), a class of large coastal transports popular in the Edo period (1603-1868).
- The Fune's portrait has a different border than other ships.
"In 1281, when the Mongol Hordes of Kublai Khan invaded Japan, the Japanese had no navy with which to fight back. Most of the military action occurred on land, although groups of adventurous samurai utilized coastal fishing boats to assault, board, and then seize ships of the Mongol navy."