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You get a Shipment of 9 Kalmucks (musket-armed cavalry) from the motherland.
—In-game description

Kalmucks is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Russians and can be researched at the Church once the Fortress Age is reached and the "Reformist Tsar" Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 9 Guard Dragoons named Kalmuck will appear in the Home City shipment point.

Kalmucks is the only way for the Russians to acquire Dragoons.


  • This technology may be a reference to the Kalmyk people's skilled use of firearms while on horseback.
  • The Russian Expeditionary Army, available for the Chinese in The Asian Dynasties through the Consulate by allying with the Russians, includes 7 Kalmucks. Unlike the Russian version however, the Consulate version is automatically upgraded in every Age.
  • Due to a bug, Russian Kalmucks are silent while Consulate Kalmucks aren't. This has been fixed in the Definitive Edition.