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Cavalry that hurls bolas which can slow down enemies. Gathers from livestock and builds Livestock Pens.
—In-game description

The Gaucho is a revolutionary outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to Argentina. It is identical to Comancheros but with the following differences:

Further statistics[]

As Gauchos are unique to Argentina, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)

Home City Cards[]

As Gauchos are unique to Argentina, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):


The African Royals[]

In-game dialogue[]

The Gaucho speaks Spanish using the Spanish Hussar's dialogue files.


  • All Comancheros' hats will be changed into the sombrero worn by Gauchos when the player revolts into Argentina, but their stats remain unchanged.


Gauchos are migratory horsemen adept in tending to cattle who inhabited Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil. They are reputed to be brave but unruly, and regarded as a folk symbol in where they resided.