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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For other uses, see Galleass.

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

The Galleass is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean that is unique to the Italians. It replaces the Galleon and can be trained at the Dock once the Commerce Age is reached.

As with Galleons, Galleasses are classified as siege units, making them resistant to defensive structures; Outposts and Town Centers deal half damage against them.

Overview[]

Special ability[]

  • Roundel Attack: Immediately fire ALL guns in every direction!
  • Ram Attack: Inflicts massive damage to an enemy ship by brushing it with its ram bow.

Units[]

The Galleass 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.
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Pikeman aoe3de.png Pikeman 40 food
40 wood
1
Italians pavisier portrait.jpg Pavisier 50 food
35 wood
Hussar aoe3de.png Hussar 120 food
80 coin
2
Grenadier de.png Grenadier 120 food
60 coin
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Halberdier de.png Halberdier 50 food
70 coin
1
Dragoon aoe3de.png Dragoon 30 food
75 coin
2
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Italians bersagliere portrait.jpg Bersagliere 50 food
75 coin
1

Further statistics[]

As Galleasses are unique to the Italians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Home City Cards[]

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

History[]

The calmer waters of the Mediterranean played host to vessels such as galleys that generally favored a sturdier, heavier construction in contrast with the ships of northern European states, which had to combine integrity with flexibility to withstand the vicissitudes of the brutal Atlantic Ocean and North Sea. The pinnacle of this technology was the Venetian galleass, a monstrous vessel that dwarfed the galleys whose use was standard at the time. Armed to the teeth with artillery and a large crew, galleasses could unleash deadly barrages, but were also sturdy enough to plow through enemy ships. At the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, Venetian galleasses were known to have crushed countless Ottoman vessels by salvo or by ram.

Gallery[]

See also[]

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Military units in Age of Empires III
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