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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
Improvements
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):

Changelog[]

The African Royals[]

In-game dialogue[]

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

Trivia[]

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

History[]

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.

Gallery[]

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