"Powerful ranged infantry mercenary."
In-game description

The Fusilier is a Swedish mercenary ranged heavy infantry unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.

Overview Edit

The Fusilier is effective against most infantry and quite deadly against light cavalry. The Fusilier has high hit points, and a high base (siege) attack, and has multipliers at Range against light infantry and light cavalry, putting it somewhere in between a usual Musketeer unit, and a usual Skirmisher unit. The Fusilier is incredibly powerful, and is a strong all around unit, only being especially weak to Grenadiers, their equivalents, and artillery. With 12 Missionaries (Japanese ally), Unction, all attack improvement upgrades (Iroquois) and cards (French and Indian allies), Spanish Swedish Fusilier is the ranged infantry with the highest ranged attack, 152.6.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, heavy infantry
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Socket Bayonet Socket Bayonet (+20% melee attack)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20% speed, Germans only)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)

Home City Cards Edit

In-game dialogue Edit

The Fusilier speaks Swedish.

  • Order? (Orders?)
  • Redo (Ready)
  • Ja (Yes)
  • Uppfattat (Roger)
  • Ska ske (Will be done)
  • Anfall! (Attack!)
  • Till strid! (To battle!)

Trivia Edit

  • The Fusilier has a unique set of melee animations, not shared with any other unit in the game.
    • He fights using a rapier, with a special set of techniques that includes low thrusting and quick slashes.
  • The Fusilier was meant to be a unique Musketeer for the Swedes before their implementation was scrapped.

History Edit

"The first flintlocks appeared in the early 1600s, and quickly spread across Europe. The flintlock applied mechanical principles to strike flint to steel, using the resulting spark to ignite black powder and send a bullet (or ball) on its way. Extremely reliable under almost all conditions (including rainy weather), the flintlock musket remained the primary weapon for infantry for nearly 200 years, up to and including the U.S. Civil War."

Gallery Edit

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