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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the unit in Age of Empires II, see Hussar (Age of Empires II).

Hand cavalry armed with cold steel. Good against light infantry.
—In-game description

The Hussar is a melee heavy cavalry unit in Age of Empires III that can be trained at Stables, Forts, and Galleons/Fluyts.

Hussars are available to the United States and European civilizations except Germans, John Black's Mercenaries (both of which have Uhlans instead), Ottomans (who have Delis instead), and Russians (who have Cossacks instead).

Overview[]

Hussars are the basic cavalry for most of the European civilizations. They have the most hit points of all basic cavalry, but otherwise lack distinguishing characteristics.

They are effective at raiding Settlers due to their speed and high damage. Due to Settlers' 20% hand resistance, 7 hits are required to kill a Settler; a raiding party of 10 is usually sufficient.[1] As with all units, be sure to queue one up as soon as the Stable finishes to start the training, adding more units as resources become available towards the completion of the group's training.

Hussars, like all melee cavalry, are effective against frail ranged infantry, which cannot withstand melee combat. Hussars' speed helps in getting in close with small numbers of early artillery. However, Hussars are weak against heavy infantry and light ranged cavalry. Because Hussars are quite fast, it is often better to run away from groups of those units and work with nearby infantry so that each unit can cover for the other's weakness.

Hussars tend to be used less as the primary unit of an army in the late game because Dragoons and massed Musketeers can reach a critical mass with enough firepower to significantly weaken their force without even giving them a chance to cause damage. They are also not as well suited as the Cuirassier for dealing raw hand damage against large groups of vulnerable infantry or for simply overpowering heavy infantry because they lack the latter's Area of Effect attack. They can, however, still be useful to soak up initial artillery/Skirmisher fire in large battles to protect infantry or used for flanking to destroy expensive enemy artillery.

The Spanish can use unction to boost their Hussars in combat, providing a sizable damage increase.

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect Civ.
Age III tech tree aoe3
Veteran cavalry Veteran Hussars 200 wood
200 coin
Upgrades Hussars to Veteran (+20% hit points and attack)
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Italians
Portuguese
Spanish
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Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Guard cavalry Guard Hussars 600 wood
600 coin
Upgrades Hussars to Guard (+30% hit points and attack); requires Veteran Hussars
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Italians
Portuguese
Spanish
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Guard cavalry Life Guard Hussars 850 wood
850 coin
Upgrades Hussars to King's Life Guards (Guard Hussars with +10% hit points and attack); requires Veteran Hussars
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Imperial Age
Imperial cavalry Imperial Hussars 1,500 wood
1,500 coin
Upgrades Hussars to Imperial (+50% hit points and attack); requires Guard Hussars
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Italians
Portuguese
Spanish
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Imperial cavalry Imperial Life Guards Upgrades King's Life Guards to Imperial Life Guards (+50% hit points and attack); requires Life Guard Hussars
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Civilization differences[]

Revolutionary[]

  • Hungary can get Hussars through the "Magyar Hussars" Home City Card, which spawns 1 Hussar from every Outpost or Blockhouse built by the player, or through the "Kovat's Legion" Home City Card, which ships 15 Hussars and allows them to be trained at Forts; both of these cards upgrade Hussars to Magyar Hussars (Normal Hussar without Guard upgrades; it should not be confused with the United States' Consulate Magyar Hussars, which can only be trained in Forts). Magyar Hussars gives them +100% hit points and changes their visual. It is better to combine it with the German "March Revolution" or Russian "Georgian Hussars" Home City Cards, which will upgrade Hussars to Guard level.

Hussar of Death[]

The Hussar of Death is an upgrade of the Hussar unique to Chile, which gives +100% attack and changes his visual.

As soon as the player revolts to Chile, 8 Hussars of Death appears in the Home City shipment point and all existing Hussars are upgraded to Hussars of Death (as well as granting both the Veteran and Guard upgrades, if the player haven't yet).

Variants[]

Hand cavalry armed with cold steel. Good against light infantry and artillery.
—In-game description

The Life Guard is a counterpart of the Hussar, which starts with +10% hit points and attack.

Upgrades[]

The Life Guard is automatically upgraded in the Fortress Age, Industrial Age, and Imperial Age:

  • Fortress age up +20% hit points and attack
  • Industrial age up +30% hit points and attack
  • Imperial age up +50% hit points and attack

Civilization differences[]

Hand cavalry armed with cold steel. Good against light infantry and artillery.
—In-game description

The Magyar Hussar is a variant of the Hussar unique to the United States and the House of Habsburg, which have twice the hit points of regular Hussars.

Upgrades[]

The Magyar Hussar is automatically upgraded in the Fortress Age, Industrial Age and Imperial Age:

  • Fortress age up +20% hit points and attack
  • Industrial age up +30% hit points and attack
  • Imperial age up +50% hit points and attack

Civilization differences[]

  • The United States can acquire Magyar Hussars through the "Kovat's Legion" Home City Card, which ships 9 Magyar Hussars and allows them to be trained at Forts. Additionally, United States Forts can spawn Magyar Hussars in batches of 2 for free if the "Texas Forts" Home City Card is sent, but this takes 109 seconds.
  • On some European maps, they can also be spawned using the Radetzky March ability, available after building a Trading Post on a House of Habsburg palace.

The Deserted Hussar is a treasure guardian variant of the Hussar. It uses slightly modified stats from the base unit.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Light infantry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, light ranged cavalry, ranged shock infantry
Improvements
Hit points Cavalry Cuirass Cavalry Cuirass (+10%)
Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+5%)
Attack Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Pillage Pillage (+25% siege attack multiplier vs. buildings)
Wind horses Wind Horses (-10% Rate of Fire)
Resistance Sudanese quilted armor Sudanese Quilted Armor (+10% hand resistance)
Pancerni Pancerni (+10% ranged resistance)
Line of Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+3)
Speed Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Comanche Mustangs Comanche Mustangs (+5%)
Wind horses Wind Horses (+0.5)
Train time Cheyenne Horse Trading Cheyenne Horse Trading (-40%)
Mass Cavalry Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Quechuan Diet Quechuan Diet (-15%)
Immigrants Immigrants (-10%)
New Mexico Immigration New Mexico Immigration (-10%; -5% spawn time; United States only)
Shaman drums Shaman Drums (-10%)
Cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Golden liberty Golden Liberty (-5% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Hussar
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Purple Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times
Red Shipment that can be sent twice
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

Asian[]

Card Description Age
Good faith agreements Good Faith Agreements Consulate units' train time -50%; Consulate technologies' cost -40% (-300 export for Brigades) and research time -50% (except Brigades)
Age I tech tree aoe3

British[]

Card Description Age
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Damage) Cavalry Damage Cavalry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Hitpoints) Cavalry Hitpoints Cavalry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3

Chinese[]

Card Description Age
Western reforms Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Acupuncture aoe3 Acupuncture All units' train time -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Dutch[]

Card Description Age
Dutch Home City 5 (Dutch States Army) Dutch States Army Mercenary train time -15% and shipments arrive time -20%, and get +7% speed (except Napoleon Guns and Li'l Bombards); enables training of Highlanders at Barracks, Royal Horsemen at Stables, and both at the Tavern; Pikeman, Halberdier, Skirmisher, Hussars, and Ruyters cost +10%
Age III tech tree aoe3

Europeans[]

Card Description Age
French Home City 2 (3 Hussars) 3 Hussars Ships 3 Hussars
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (4 Hussars) 4 Hussars Ships 4 Hussars
Age III tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (7 Hussars) 7 Hussars Ships 7 Hussars
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Spanish Home City 2 (5 Hussars) 5 Hussars Ships 5 Hussars
Age III tech tree aoe3
British Home City 2 (8 Hussars) 8 Hussars Ships 8 Hussars
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Combat) Cavalry Combat Cavalry get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 3 (Riding School) Riding School Cavalry train time -40%
Age II tech tree aoe3
Blandengues Blandengues Hand cavalry cost -20%
Revolution
Swedish Home City 2 (Finnhorses) Finnhorses Hussars, Hakkapelits, Cossacks, Dragoons, Oprichniks, and Cavalry Archers get +15% hit points
Revolution
Hungary Home City (Hungarian Hussars) Magyar Hussars Each Outpost/Blockhouse spawns 1 Magyar Hussar (Hussar with +100% hit points); +1 Outpost/Blockhouse Wagon; Outpost/Blockhouse build limit +1
Revolution
Hungary Home City (Kovats Legion) Kovat's Legion Ships 15 Magyar Hussars; Magyar Hussars get +15% hit points and can be trained at Forts; +1 Outpost/Blockhouse Wagon; Outpost/Blockhouse build limit +1; costs 1,500 food
Revolution
United States Home City 2 (Georgia Hussars) Junín Hussars Hand cavalry and hand shock infantry get +5% speed and -30% train time (-20% train time only if stacked with "Liberation March")
Revolution
South Africa Home City (Wanderlust) Wanderlust Land units get +5% hit points; land villagers and wagons get +5% speed
Revolution
United States Home City (Pulaski Continental Cavalry) Pulaski's Continental Cavalry Ships 12 Prussian Uhlans; Prussian Uhlans can be trained at Forts; Hussars cost -10% and their upgrades cost -50%; costs 1,000 food
Revolution
  • "3 Hussars" is available to the Dutch, French, and Swedes.
  • "4 Hussars" is available to the British, French, Spanish, and Swedes.
  • "7 Hussars" is available to the British, Dutch, French, Spanish.
  • "5 Hussars" is available to the British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Swedes.
  • "8 Hussars" is available to the British and Swedes.
  • "Cavalry Combat" is available to the British, Dutch, French, Italians, Russians, and Spanish.
  • "Riding School" is not available to the Maltese and Spanish.
  • "Blandengues" is available to the Italians and Spanish upon revolting to Argentina.
  • "Finnhorses" is available to the Russians and Swedes upon revolting to Finland.
  • "Magyar Hussars" and "Kovat's Legion" are available to the Germans, Maltese, Ottomans, and Russians upon revolting to Hungary.
  • "Junín Hussars" is available to the Portuguese and Spanish upon revolting to Peru.
  • "Wanderlust" is available to the British and Dutch upon revolting to South Africa, and can be sent 3 times.
  • "Pulaski's Continental Cavalry" is available to the British, Dutch, French, Italians, and Swedes upon revolting to the United States.

French[]

Card Description Age
French Home City 2 (Richelieu's Regiment) Richelieu's Regiment Ships 6 Hussars and 2 Cuirassiers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
French Home City 2 (Thoroughbred) Thoroughbreds Cuirassiers, Hussars, and Dragoons cost -15%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
French Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Attack) TEAM Hand Cavalry Attack Hand cavalry and hand shock infantry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Hitpoints) Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hussars and Cuirassiers get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3

Germans[]

Card Description Age
German Home City 2 (Cavalry Attack) TEAM Cavalry Attack Heavy cavalry, light ranged cavalry, and shock infantry get +10% attack; Germans-only heavy cavalry, light cavalry, and shock infantry get +15% attack instead
Age III tech tree aoe3
German Home City 2 (March Revolution) March Revolution Turns all Settlers and Pikemen into Revolutionaries, and Settler Wagons into Guard Hussars; costs 1,000 food, 1,000 wood, 1,000 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
German Home City 3 (Spanish Riding School) Spanish Riding School Cavalry get +10% speed; +4 Uhlans
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
  • "TEAM Cavalry Attack" does not stack with the Italian "TEAM Cavalry Attack" card.

Inca[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (Road Building) Road Building Land military units get +10% speed
Age II tech tree aoe3
Revolution Tupac Rebellion Turns all villagers into Revolutionaries, Plumed Spearmen into Guard Musketeers, Chimu Runners into Guard Hussars, Jungle Bowmen into Guard Skirmishers, Bolas Warriors into Veteran Dragoons, Huaracas into Guard Grenadiers, and Macemen into Guard Soldados; costs 1,500 food, 1,500 wood, 1,500 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Indians[]

Card Description Age
Dravidian martial arts Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% hand attack; Rajputs get +20% hand attack instead; +1 Hindu Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Italians[]

Card Description Age
German Home City 2 (Cavalry Attack) TEAM Cavalry Attack Heavy cavalry, light ranged cavalry, and shock infantry get +10% attack; Italians-only heavy cavalry, light cavalry, and shock infantry get +15% attack instead
Age III tech tree aoe3
Italian Home City 2 (Schiavoni Swords) Schiavoni Swords Infantry and cavalry get +15% hand attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
  • "TEAM Cavalry Attack" does not stack with the German "TEAM Cavalry Attack" card.

Japanese[]

Card Description Age
Japanese Home City 3 (Cheaper Unit Upgrades) TEAM Sengoku Unit upgrades cost -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Lakota[]

Card Description Age
Sioux Home City 2 (Mustangs) TEAM Mustangs Cavalry and shock infantry cost -10%
Age III tech tree aoe3

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table) TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Town Center owned by the player; all units get +2% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
Maltese Home City 3 (Auberges) Auberges Commanderies support 10 population; Order Units get -10% resources cost (rounded to 5, 10, or 15 less resources) and -10% train and kill bounty
Age II tech tree aoe3
Maltese Home City 3 (Squires) Squires Military buildings train and research work 80% faster, except Forts which train and research work 260% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age
Portuguese Home City 2 (Constable) Constable Pikemen, Halberdiers, Hussars, and Llaneros get +15% hit points and attack; Spies get +15% hit points and +10 hand attack
Age III tech tree aoe3

Russians[]

Card Description Age
Russian Home City 2 (Cavalry Scout) TEAM Kamchatka Expeditions Cavalry and shock infantry get +10% hit points and +4 Line of Sight
Age I tech tree aoe3
Russian Home City 2 (Georgian Hussars) Georgian Hussars Ships 17 Guard Hussars; costs 2,000 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Attack) Hand Cavalry Attack Hand cavalry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Hitpoints) Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hand cavalry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
Mexican Home City 3 (Liberation March) Liberation March Infantry, cavalry, and shock infantry get +5% speed and -35% train time
Age III tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Spanish Inquisition Ships 1 Inquisitor; all units get +10 Line of Sight
Age II tech tree aoe3
  • "Liberation March" is also available upon revolting to Chile.

Swedes[]

Card Description Age
German Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Attack) Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Attack Hand infantry and hand cavalry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Hitpoints) Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hand infantry and hand cavalry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
Swedish Home City 2 (Finnhorses) Finnhorses Hussars and Hakkapelits get +15% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Swedish Home City 2 (Trample Tactics) Trample Tactics Hussars and Hakkapelits get +15% hit points and -0.5 Rate of Fire in the Trample Mode
Age III tech tree aoe3

United States[]

Card Description Age
United States Home City 2 (Georgia Hussars) Georgia Hussars Upgrades Hussars to Veteran (if not already); Hussars cost -15%
Age III tech tree aoe3
US Home City 3 (Patriotism) Patriotism State Militia train time -45%; Regular and Sharpshooter train time -35%; Hussar and Carbine Cavalry train time -25%
Age III tech tree aoe3
US Home City 5 (Kovat's Legion) Kovat's Legion [Legion] Ships 9 Magyar Hussars; Magyar Hussars can be trained at Forts; costs 1,000 food, 1,000 wood
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Federal card indiana mobilization Indiana Mobilization Ships 1 Carbine Cavalry for each shipment sent so far this game including this one; unit train time (except Heavy Cannons), technology research time, and age-up time -10%; costs 250 food, 250 wood
Age III tech tree aoe3
Federal card seminole ponies Seminole Ponies Ships 9 Hussars; hand cavalry get +15% hit points and attack, and +5% speed; cavalry train time -10%
Imperial Age
  • "Indiana Mobilization" is available upon selecting the Indiana Federal State.
  • "Seminole Ponies" is available upon selecting the Florida Federal State.

Asian[]

Card Description Age HC level
Good faith agreements Good Faith Agreements Consulate units' train time -50%; Consulate technologies' cost -40% (-400 export for Brigades) and research time -50% (except Brigades)
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Damage) Cavalry Damage Hussars and Dragoons get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Hitpoints) Cavalry Hitpoints Hussars and Dragoons get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Combat) Cavalry Combat Hussars and Dragoons get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Western reforms Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40
Acupuncture aoe3 Acupuncture All units' train time -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40

Europeans[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 2 (3 Hussars) 3 Hussars Ships 3 Hussars
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 2 (4 Hussars) 4 Hussars Ships 4 Hussars
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 2 (7 Hussars) 7 Hussars Ships 7 Hussars
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Spanish Home City 2 (5 Hussars) 5 Hussars Ships 5 Hussars
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
British Home City 2 (8 Hussars) 8 Hussars Ships 8 Hussars
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Combat) Cavalry Combat Cavalry get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Riding School) Riding School Cavalry train time -40%
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
  • "3 Hussars" is available to the Dutch, French, and Ottomans.
  • "4 Hussars" is available to the British, French, Spanish, and Ottomans.
  • "7 Hussars" and "5 Hussars" are available to the British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Ottomans.
  • "8 Hussars" is available to the British and Ottomans.
  • "Cavalry Combat" is available to the Dutch, French, Ottomans, and Russians.

French[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 2 (Richelieu's Regiment) Richelieu's Regiment Ships 6 Hussars and 2 Cuirassiers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
French Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Attack) TEAM Hand Cavalry Attack Heavy cavalry and Coyote Runners get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Hitpoints) Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hussars and Cuirassiers get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Germans[]

Card Description Age HC level
German Home City 2 (Cavalry Attack) TEAM Cavalry Attack Heavy cavalry, light ranged cavalry, and shock infantry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
German Home City 2 (Polish Winged Hussars) Polish Winged Hussars Ships 10 Hussars and upgrades them to Veteran and Guard
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
German Home City 3 (Spanish Riding School) Spanish Riding School Cavalry get +10% speed; +4 Uhlans
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Dravidian martial arts Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% hand attack; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 3 (Cheaper Unit Upgrades) TEAM Cheaper Unit Upgrades Unit upgrades cost -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
1

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 2 (Dragoon Combat) Dragoon Combat Dragoons get +20% hit points and attack; Hussars get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Russians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 2 (Cavalry Scout) TEAM Cavalry Scout Cavalry and shock infantry get +10% hit points and +4 Line of Sight
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Attack) Hand Cavalry Attack Hussars and Lancers get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Hitpoints) Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Hussars and Lancers get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
British Home City 2 (Cavalry Combat) Cavalry Combat Hand cavalry get +15% hit points and attack
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 Line of Sight
Age I tech tree aoe3
10

Changelog[]

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

  • The in-game description is "Light cavalry[sic] armed with cold steel."
  • Ottomans can train Hussars.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The in-game description is "Hand cavalry armed with cold steel."
  • United States Steamers can train Hussars.

Age3DE Icon The African Royals[]

  • Although it is not listed in the patch notes, with update 47581, the in-game description is "Hand cavalry armed with cold steel. Good against light infantry."

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • Originally, Deserted Hussars had 320 hit points and 30 hand damage, and gave 25 XP when killed. With update 14.43676, Deserted Hussars have 290 hit points and 21 hand damage, and give 24 XP when killed.
  • With update 13.9057, United States Steamers no longer train Hussars.
  • With update 13.27885, Ottomans can train Delis instead of Hussars.
  • With update 14.43676, the Life Guard upgrade received a new model.
  • With update 15.30007, Hussars shipped with the "Georgian Hussars" Home City Cards received new models.

History[]

Lasalle, Napoleon's most dashing and competent light cavalry commander, boldly stated that any Hussar who lived to see the age of 30 was "a blackguard." Hussars were known for their daring and flamboyant displays in and out of combat. They could be an unruly and rowdy lot, though some, like the Prussian Death's Head Hussars, looked quite severe. Hussars were used to scout, gather intelligence, run down their enemy counterparts, and in flanking and screening maneuvers. They were excellent horsemen and daring to a fault.

The Prussian hussars, who served under Wellington at Waterloo, wore uniforms of almost entirely unrelieved black, with a large white skull and crossbones on the front of their short-brimmed, tall cylindrical hats. Hussars were typically armed with curved cavalry sabers and sometimes muskets or pistols.

Trivia[]

  • Although the unit description before the Definitive Edition said that the Hussar is a light cavalry unit, it is classified as a heavy cavalry.
    • That is because during the development of the game, the concept of light ranged cavalry was different from that shown in the final game: it was a melee cavalry unit that was good against Skirmisher-type, foot archer-type and artillery units, and the Hussar was the generic unit of this light cavalry (while the Cossack and Uhlan were intended to be unique versions of this unit, and the Stradiot would be the mercenary version). However, in the final game, the nomenclature of light cavalry was given to ranged cavalry units good against cavalry, such as the Dragoon-type and Cavalry Archer-type units, remaining only in-game descriptions incorrectly describing the Hussar (and the Cossack, Uhlan, Stradiot, and Kanya Horseman in The WarChiefs) as light cavalry.
  • British Royal Guard/Consulate Hussars are named after the Life Guards.
  • German Hussars before update 13.9057 were named after the Polish Hussars, who are notable for their huge wing ornament (though their in-game model were not changed to reflect this).
  • Chilean Hussars of Death are inspired by the "Húsares de la Muerte", a cavalry militia who vowed to fight to the death to protect Santiago after a great defeat during the Chilean independence war.
  • The United States' ability to access Magyar Hussars through the "Kovat's Legion" Home City Card is a reference to Michael Kovats de Fabriczy, a Hungarian nobleman who fought for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and are known as the one of the founding fathers of U.S. cavalry units.
  • The Magyar Hussar speaks Hungarian reusing the in-game dialogue of military Magyar units from Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, but with the pitch raised slightly.
  • Due to a bug, if the Russians ship the "Georgian Hussars" Home City Card before revolting, Magyar Hussars will keep the unique Georgian Hussars model.

Gallery[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. The British Hussar Musket Combo Valckrie1. HeavenGames AoE3. 15 Febuary 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2020
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Flag FrenchDE FrenchCuirassier de Cuirassier
Flag GermanDE GermansGermans landwehr portrait Landwehr · Doppel de Doppelsoldner · Uhlan portrait aoe3de updated Uhlan · War wagon de War Wagon
Flag OttomanDE OttomansOttomans bashibozuk portrait Bashibozuk · Janissary aoe3de Janissary · Ottomans azap portrait Azap · Nizam icon Nizam Fusilier · Ottomans deli portrait Deli · Ottomans abus gunner portrait Abus Gunner · Ottomans humbaraci portrait Humbaraci · Great bombard de Great Bombard · Spy ottoman portrait Muhbir · Spahi de Sipahi · Galley aoe3de Galley
Flag PortugueseDE PortugueseOrdinance rifleman portrait Ordinance Rifleman · Cacador de Cassador · Organ aoe3de Organ Gun
Flag RussianDE RussiansStrelet de Strelet · Russians rekrut portrait aoe3de Rekrut · Russians poruchik portrait aoe3de Poruchik · Cossack de Cossack · Oprichink de Oprichnik
Flag SpanishDE SpanishRandelero de Rodelero · Lancer portrait aoe3de updated Lancer
Flag AztecDE AztecsAztecChief AoE3DE Aztec War Chief · Eagle scout aoe3de Eagle Scout · Coyote runner aoe3de Coyote Runner · Otontin slinger Otontin Slinger · Puma spearman de Puma Spearman · Arrow knight de Arrow Knight · Eagle runner knight de Eagle Runner Knight · Jaguar prowl knight de Jaguar Prowl Knight · Warrior priest de Warrior Priest · Skull knight aoe3de Skull Knight · Tlaloc aoe3de Tlaloc Canoe
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro warchief aoe3de Haudenosaunee War Chief · Aenna de Aenna · Tomahawk de Tomahawk · Forest prowler de Forest Prowler · Kanya de Kanya Horseman · Musket rider de Musket Rider · Ram aoe3de Ram · Iro mantlet de Mantlet · Light cannon de Light Cannon
Flag SiouxDE LakotaSx warchief aoe3de Lakota War Chief · Cetan de Cetan Bowman · Club warrior de Club Warrior · Wakina de Wakina Rifle · Axe rider de Axe Rider · Bow rider de Bow Rider · Rifle rider de Rifle Rider · Tashunke de Tashunke Prowler · Tokala soldier portrait updated Tokala Soldier
Flag ChineseDE ChineseShaolin master aoe3de Shaolin Master · Shaolin monk aoe3de Disciple · Sentry cn jp de Sentry · Irregular cn jp de Irregular · Chu ko nu aoe3de Chu Ko Nu · Qiang pikeman de Qiang Pikeman · Changdao de Changdao Swordsman · Arquebusier de Arquebusier · Steppe rider de Steppe Rider · Keshik de Keshik · Iron flail de Iron Flail · Meteor hammer de Meteor Hammer · Flamethrower de Flamethrower · Hand mortar de Hand Mortar · Flying crow de Flying Crow · Fire ship aoe3de Fire Junk · War junk aoe3de War Junk · Fuchuan aoe3de Fuchuan
Flag IndianDE IndiansBrahminDE Brahmin · Sentry IN de Sentry · Irregular IN de Irregular · Rajput de Rajput · Sepoy de Sepoy · Gurkha de Gurkha · Urumi de Urumi Swordsman · Sowar de Sowar · Zamburak mansabdar de Zamburak · Mahout de Mahout Lancer · Howdah aoe3de Howdah · Flail elephant de Flail Elephant · Siege elephant de Siege Elephant
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseIkkoIkkiDE Sohei Archer · Sentry cn jp de Sentry · Irregular cn jp de Irregular · Yumi archer de Yumi Archer · Ashigaru de Ashigaru Musketeer · Samurai aoe3de Samurai · Naginata de Naginata Rider · Yabusame de Yabusame · Flaming arrow aoe3de Flaming Arrow · Morutaru de Morutaru · Daimyo kiyomasa aoe3de Daimyo · Tokugawa aoe3de Shogun Tokugawa · Yamabushi aoe3de Yamabushi · Shinobi aoe3de Shinobi · Fune aoe3de Fune · Atakabune aoe3de Atakebune · Tekkousen aoe3de Tekkousen
Flag IncanDE IncaInca-war-chief-icon-aoe3 Inca War Chief · Chasqui-icon-aoe3 Chasqui · Jungle-bowman-icon-aoe3 Jungle Bowman · Plumed-spearman-icon-aoe3 Plumed Spearman · Chimu-runner-icon-aoe3 Chimu Runner · DE Bolas Warrior Icon Bolas Warrior · Huaraca-icon-aoe3 Huaraca · Inca Maceman Icon Maceman · Chincha raft aoe3de Chincha Raft
Flag SwedishDE SwedesCarolean Carolean · Hakkapelit-icon-aoe3 Hakkapelit · Leather-cannon-icon-aoe3 Leather Cannon
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesUs general aoe3de General · Us marine aoe3de Minuteman · State militia aoe3de State Militia · Regular aoe3de Regular · Sharpshooter icon aoe3 Sharpshooter · Carbine cavalry aoe3de Carbine Cavalry · Gatlin de Gatling Gun · Quaker gun icon Quaker Gun · Gunslinger aoe3de Gunslinger · Cowboy aoe3de Cowboy · Owlhoot aoe3de Owlhoot
Flag MexicanDE MexicansGeneral mx portrait General · Padre aoe3de portrait Padre · Insurgente portrait Insurgente · Soldado portrait Soldado · Emboscador portrait Salteador · Chinaco portrait Chinaco · Desperado portrait Desperado · Vaquero portrait Cuatrero · Bandido portrait Bandido
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansRas portrait aoe3de Ras · Oromo warrior portrait aoe3de Oromo Warrior · Gascenya portrait aoe3de Gascenya · Shotel warrior aoe3de Shotel Warrior · Neftenya portrait aoe3de Neftenya · Sebastopol mortar portrait aoe3de Sebastopol Mortar · War dhow portrait aoe3de War Dhow
Flag Hausa HausaEmir aoe3de portrait Emir · Fulani Fulani Archer · Raider aoe3de portrait Raider · Lifidi knight aoe3de portrait Lifidi Knight · Maigadi aoe3de portrait Maigadi · Xebec portrait aoe3de Xebec
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansItalians pavisier portrait Pavisier · Italians bersagliere portrait Bersagliere · Italians papal guard portrait Papal Guard · Italians schiavone portrait Schiavone · Italians papal lancer portrait Papal Lancer · Italians papal zouave portrait Papal Zouave · Italians papal bombard portrait Papal Bombard · Italians leonardo tank portrait Leonardo's Tank · Galleass portrait Galleass
Flag MalteseDE MalteseAlain icon aoe3de Grand Master · Hospitaller portrait Hospitaller · Maltese sentinel portrait Sentinel · Hoop thrower aoe3de Fire Thrower · Order galley portrait Order Galley · SPC Fire ship aoe3de Fire Ship
Revolution Revolution
Barbarystates rev barbary warrior portrait aoe3de updated Barbary Warrior · Bolivar icon aoe3de Bolivar · Californio portrait Californio · Cetbang aoe3de Cetbang Cannon · Oruc Reis Icon Corsair Captain · Berber arquebusier aoe3de Corsair Marksman · Cruzob avenger portrait Cruzob Avenger · Cruzob infantry portrait Cruzob Infantry · Comanchero icon aoe3de Cuerudo · Rev france eclaireur portrait aoe3de Eclaireur · Filibuster aoe3de Filibuster · Gatlin de Gatling Gun · Comanchero icon aoe3de Gaucho · Comanchero icon aoe3de Jagunço · Java spearman aoe3de Javanese Spearman · Comanchero icon aoe3de Llanero · Militia Officer portrait Militia Officer · Comanchero icon aoe3de Morochuco · Mounted Granadero Portrait Mounted Granadero · Colonial militia aoe3de Revolutionary · Us volunteer icon Revolutionary Sharpshooter · San martin portrait San Martin · Covered wagon aoe3de Trek Wagon
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