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"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.

Overview Edit

In terms of usefulness and cost compared to the Caravel, the Fune are weaker, causing less damage per cannonball and also have 2 less range. However, they have two advantages, concerning their sailing speed and Rate of Fire, as they boast a slight advantage of 9.0 speed rather than 8.5, while they fire once per second, making them excellent for naval hit-and-run operations, by shelling land positions, or attacking Fishing Boats. They are also ideal (in small groups) for exploiting naval treasures.

Abilities Edit

Ability Effect
Broadside attack
Broadside Attack
Fires a volley of cannon shots at an enemy ship within attack range, with each shot causing 50 siege damage; 60 seconds cooldown

Further statistics Edit

As the Fune can only be trained by the Japanese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

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%)
Percussion Lock Percussion Lock (+50% Broadside Attack damage)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Speed Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Gather rate Gill Nets Gill Nets (+15%)
Long Lines Long Lines (+30%)
Collective Economy Collective Economy (+50% from whales)
Huron Fish Wedding Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Fune is exclusive to the Japanese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

Trivia Edit

  • 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 icon has different border than other ships.

History Edit

"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."

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