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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 an revolutionary unit in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is available to Argentina. Ten of them are shipped upon the arrival of the revolution along with ten cows.


Gauchos are almost identical to Comancheros, but with the following differences:

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
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%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]


The African Royals[]

In-game dialogue[]

The Gaucho reuses the Spanish Hussar dialogue:

  • (Yes)
  • Preparado (Ready)
  • ¿Qué me ordena? (What is my order?)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)
  • Lo haré (I’ll do it)
  • Voy a hacerlo (I’m going to do it)
  • ¡Al ataque! (Attack!)
  • ¡A las armas! (To arms!)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)


  • Unlike other Comanchero variants, they don't get upgraded by the Wild West card.
  • As other revolutionary variants, all Comancheros' hats will be changed into Gauchos sombreros when the player revolts into Argentina, but their stats remain unchanged.