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Sends 23 Counter Jaegers (Schiavone-like infantry) from the motherland. Replaces all Oprichnik shipments in your Homecity with Counter Jaegers.

Lifeguard Jaegers (Bashkir Ponies before update 14.43676) is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Russians and can be researched at the Church once the Industrial Age is reached and the "Reformist Tsar" Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 23 Schiavoni with a ×1.5 multiplier against light ranged cavalry named Counter Jaegers will appear in the Home City shipment point and Home City Cards that ship Oprichniks now ship Counter Jaegers instead.


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  • The technology is named Bashkir Ponies and ships 17 Bashkirs (Guard Hussars).

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  • With update 14.43676, the technology is named Lifeguard Jaegers, ships 23 Counter Jaegers, and replaces Oprichniks from Home City shipments with Counter Jaegers.


  • The original technology name may be a reference to both the Bashkir horses, which have a relatively small size, but are known for their endurance, and the Bashkir people's horsemanship. A Bashkir Rebellion Home City Card was added in update 14.43676.
  • Before update 14.43676, the Russian Brigade, available for the Chinese through the Consulate by allying with the Russians, included 15 Bashkirs. Like the Russian version, the Consulate version was automatically upgraded in every Age.
Unique religious technologies in Age of Empires III
Flag BritishDE BritishThin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers · Queen's Rangers
Flag DutchDE DutchCoffee Trade · Red Lancers · Blue Guards
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCode Napoleon · Young Guard · Middle Guard · Old Guard
Flag GermanDE GermansTilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihänder
Flag OttomanDE OttomansNew Order Infantry · Topçu Corps · Kapikulu Corps · Tufanci Corps*
Flag PortugueseDE PortugueseEncomienda Manor · Ordenança · Order of the Tower and the Sword · Besteiros*
Flag RussianDE RussiansWesternization · St. Petersburg Dragoons · Petrine Reforms · Lifeguard Jaegers
Flag SpanishDE SpanishCorselet · Royal Halberdiers · Wild Geese · Walloon Guards
Flag SwedishDE SwedesPush of Pike · Savolax Jaegers · Gustavian Guards
Flag American act3 aoe3de United States^Pennsylvania Pound · 1st Pennsylvania Rifles · Pennsylvania Cavalry
Flag MexicanDE MexicansFirst Guarantee · Second Guarantee · Third Guarantee
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansCarabinieri · Risorgimento · Papacy
Flag MalteseDE MalteseTeutonic Knights · Crusader Knights · Knights of the Hospital
Campaign-only and Historical Battle-only civilizations
Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's MercenariesIndian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons
Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. JohnCorselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesGrand Encampment · American Patriots
^ United States requires the "Philadelphia Convention" Federal Card to unlock unique religious technologies
* Before the Definitive Edition