|“||Powerful ranged infantry mercenary.||”|
The Fusilier is effective against most infantry and quite deadly against light cavalry. It has high hit points, a high base (siege) attack, and deals damage multipliers at range against light infantry and light cavalry, putting it somewhere in between a Musketeer unit, and a Skirmisher unit. The Fusilier is incredibly powerful, and is a strong all-round 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), the Spanish Fusilier is a ranged infantry with the highest ranged attack, 152.6.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Cavalry, light infantry, heavy infantry|
|Weak vs.||Skirmishers, archers, artillery|
|Hit points|| Flint Lock (+10%)|
Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet (+25%, Spanish only)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Socket Bayonet (+20% melee attack)|
Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
|Speed|| Military Drummers (+10%)|
Tilly's Discipline (+20% speed, Germans only)
Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Creation speed|| Standing Army (-25%)|
Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
|Penalties|| Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)|
Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish only)
Home City Cards
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Fusilier|
- Select 1 Ja - Yes
- Select 2 Redo - Ready
- Select 3 Order? - Orders?
- Move 1 Ja - Yes
- Move 2 Ska ske - Will be done
- Move 3 Uppfattat - Roger
- Attack 1 Anfall! - Attack!
- Attack 2 Till strid! - To battle!
- Attack 3 Ja! - Yes!
- Main article: French (Age of Empires III)#In-game_dialogue
- The Fusilier has a unique set of melee animations, not shared with any other unit in the game. It fights using a rapier, with a special set of techniques that include low thrusting and quick slashes.
- Originally, the Fusilier was intended to be a unique Musketeer for the Swedes before their implementation in the original game was scrapped.
|“||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.||”|
|Mercenary units in Age of Empires III|
|Infantry||Arsonist** · Barbary Corsair · Fusilier* · Highlander · Iron Troop** · Jaeger · Landsknecht · Ninja* · Ronin · Swiss Pikeman · Zouave***|
|Cavalry||Black Rider · Elmeti* · Hackapell · Harquebusier*** · Jat Lancer** · Mameluke · Manchu · Stradiot · Yojimbo**|
|Artillery||Li'l Bombard* · Napoleon Gun***|
|Ship||Privateer · Wokou Junk**|
|Infantry||Dacoit** · Pirate · Pistolero* · Renegado* · Thuggee** · Wokou Monk** · Wokou Pirate** · Wokou Ronin**|
|Cavalry||Comanchero* · Wokou Horseman**|
|* added in The WarChiefs ** in The Asian Dynasties *** in the Definitive Edition|