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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the unit in Age of Empires II, see Galley (Age of Empires II).
Galley. Good at exploring, fishing or transport.
In-game description

The Galley is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Ottomans, which replaces the Caravel, and can be trained at the Dock once the Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

Like the Caravel, the Ottoman Galley is a light scout craft that can be used for scouting, fishing, and supporting heavier ships. Like most military vessels, the Galley can also be used to transport units, up to 50 from one location to another. It is more fragile than the Caravel, but possesses faster movement and a stronger attack.

One of the Galley's biggest advantages is its speed. This makes them effective for scouting undiscovered territory and transporting military units through the sea. Because of its low amount of hit points, Galleys in general should not be individually sent to naval combat towards enemy ships, especially Frigates which can rip it apart in a matter of seconds. Thus, it is strongly advised to research technological improvements from the Dock as soon as possible.

Special abilities Edit

Ability Effect
Broadside attack Broadside Attack Fires a volley of cannon shots at an enemy ship within attack range, with each shot doing 80 siege damage. 60 seconds cooldown.

Further statistics Edit

As Galleys are unique to the Ottomans, 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
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)
Gather rate Gill Nets Gill Nets (+15%)
Long Lines Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Taxation Excessive Taxation (+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 Galleys are unique to the Ottomans, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards that are shown on the following tables:

History Edit

Galleys were ships powered by both oar and sail. They were mostly used in the Mediterranean, and developed into other varieties that emphasized sail over oars, like the galliot and galleass. The men at the oars were often slaves or convicts, chained to their posts while a ship sat at anchor. Most galleys had cannon that fired only forward, though some designs allowed for both rowers and cannons, giving the galley a broadside attack.

Approximate weight: 250 tons. Length: 140 feet.

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