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{{Infobox Unit
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{{Infobox unit
|unit = Light Cannon
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|Name = Light Cannon
|image = Light cannon.png
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|Image = Light cannon.png
|orignalgame = ''[[Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs|The WarChiefs]]''
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|Intro = {{AoE3Icon|TWC}} ''[[Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs|The WarChiefs]]''
|type = {{Icon|Arty}} [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]]
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|Type = {{AoE3Icon|Arty}} [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]]
|available = [[Iroquois]]
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|Civilization = {{AoE3Civ|Iroquois}} [[Iroquois]]
|age = {{Icon|Industrial}} [[Industrial Age]]
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|Age = {{AoE3Age|4}} [[Industrial Age]]
|cost = {{resources|wood=100|coin=300}}
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|Building = [[File:ArtilleryFoundry icon.png|22px]] [[Siege Workshop (Age of Empires III)|Siege Workshop]]
|building = [[Siege Workshop (Age of Empires III)|Siege Workshop]]
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|Wood = 100
|time = 45 seconds
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|Coin = 300
|pop = 4
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|TrainTime = 45 seconds
|hp = 150
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|HP = 150
|speed = 3
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|Resists = 75% vs. Ranged
|los = 36
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|Speed = 3
|resists = 75% vs. {{Icon|Ranged}} Ranged
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|LOS = 36
|xpc = 40
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|Pop = 4
|xpk = 40
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|XPtrain = 40
|sdamage = 70
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|XPkill = 40
|smultipliers = x2.0 vs. {{Icon|Inf}} [[Infantry]]<br>x3.0 vs. {{Icon|Building}} [[Building]], {{Icon|Ship}} [[Ship]] and {{Icon|Arty}} [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]]
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|SDamage = 70
|srange = 32
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|SMulti = x3.0 vs. [[Buildings (Age of Empires III)|Building]]<br>x3.0 vs. [[Ship#Age of Empires III|Ship]]<br>x2.0 vs. [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]]<br>x2.0 vs. [[Infantry#Age of Empires III|Infantry]]
|srof = 6.0
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|SRange = 32
}}The '''Light Cannon''' is an [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|artillery]] unit in ''[[Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs]]'' that is unique to the [[Iroquois]] and fulfills the roles of [[falconet]] and [[culverin]] of the European civilizations.
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|SROF = 6.0
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}}
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{{Quote|Light artillery. Good against infantry and artillery.|In-game description}}
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The '''Light Cannon''' is an [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|artillery]] in ''[[Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs]]'' that is unique to the [[Iroquois]] and can be trained at the [[Siege Workshop (Age of Empires III)|Siege Workshop]] once the [[Industrial Age]] is reached. It combines the functions of a [[Falconet]] and a [[Culverin]].
   
==Overview==
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== Overview ==
 
The most notable trait and largest disadvantage of the Light Cannon is that it is only available in the [[Industrial Age]], unlike European artillery. This can be quite a restriction in a fast-paced battle.
 
The most notable trait and largest disadvantage of the Light Cannon is that it is only available in the [[Industrial Age]], unlike European artillery. This can be quite a restriction in a fast-paced battle.
   
It does excellent damage against artillery and buildings and is also good against ships. It can also do peripheral damage to nearby targets. The light cannon is strong against ships, infantry, and other artillery. Due to their effectiveness against a wide array of units complimented with a powerful range (most standard artillery have only 28), they are devastating against enemy armies if left unchecked. If the ''Siege Discipline'' card is sent, the Iroquois can easily mass a large number of these without a major penalty to the population space.
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It does excellent damage against artillery and buildings and is also good against ships. It can also do peripheral damage to nearby targets. The light cannon is strong against ships, infantry, and other artillery. Due to their effectiveness against a wide array of units complimented with a powerful range (most standard artillery have 26 or 28), they are devastating against enemy armies if left unchecked. If the ''Siege Discipline'' card is sent, the Iroquois can easily mass a large number of these without a major penalty to the population space.
   
 
The Light Cannon is a mixture of [[Falconet]] and [[Culverin]]. It nearly has the range and damage of the culverin, which makes it effective against other artillery units, and part of the power of the Falconet, which makes it effective against infantry and buildings.
 
The Light Cannon is a mixture of [[Falconet]] and [[Culverin]]. It nearly has the range and damage of the culverin, which makes it effective against other artillery units, and part of the power of the Falconet, which makes it effective against infantry and buildings.
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The main disadvantages of the Light Cannon are its slower rate of fire, less damage, and smaller damage area than a Falconet (making it for example only 31% as effective against infantry as a Falconet, not factoring in the reduced damage area), as well as its fewer hitpoints than either a Culverin or a Falconet, while costing almost the same amount of resources to train.
 
The main disadvantages of the Light Cannon are its slower rate of fire, less damage, and smaller damage area than a Falconet (making it for example only 31% as effective against infantry as a Falconet, not factoring in the reduced damage area), as well as its fewer hitpoints than either a Culverin or a Falconet, while costing almost the same amount of resources to train.
   
===Upgrades===
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=== Upgrades ===
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{| class="wikitable"
! scope="col" |Age
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! style="width: 5%;" |[[Age]]
! scope="col" |Improvement
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! style="width: 25%;" |Upgrade
! scope="col" |Cost
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! style="width: 10%;" |Cost
! scope="col" |Effect
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! style="width: 60%;" |Effect
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:ages industrial.jpg|link=Industrial Age|center]]
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
|[[File:Champion_iroquois_siege_unit.png|center]]<center>'''Field Cannon'''</center>
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|[[File:Champion_iroquois_siege_unit.png|22px]] '''Field Cannon'''
 
|{{Resources|br=1|food=250|coin=250}}
 
|{{Resources|br=1|food=250|coin=250}}
|Upgrades Light Cannons to Field Cannons (+25% hit points and attack)
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|Upgrades Light Cannons to Field Cannons (+25% [[hit points]] and attack)
 
|-
 
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|[[File:ages imperial.jpg|link=Imperial Age (Age of Empires III)|center|Imperial Age]]
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|{{AoE3Age|5|C}}
|[[File:Legendary_iroquois_siege_unit.png|center]]<center>'''Legendary Field Cannon'''</center>
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|[[File:Legendary_iroquois_siege_unit.png|22px]] '''Legendary Field Cannon'''
|{{Resources|br=1|wood=1500|coin=1500}}
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|{{Resources|br=1|wood=1,500|coin=1,500}}
 
|Upgrades Light Cannons to Imperial Field Cannons (+50% hit points and attack); requires Field Cannon
 
|Upgrades Light Cannons to Imperial Field Cannons (+50% hit points and attack); requires Field Cannon
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Home City cards==
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== Further statistics ==
As the Light Cannon is exclusive to the Iroquois, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
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As Light Cannons are unique the [[Iroquois]], only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="width:100%;"
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 89%; width: 100%;"
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="font-size: 110%; padding: 1em;" | Unit strengths and weaknesses
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|-
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|'''Strong vs.'''
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|[[Infantry#Age of Empires III|Infantry]], [[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|artillery]], [[Ship#Age of Empires III|ships]], [[Buildings (Age of Empires III)|buildings]]
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|-
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|'''Weak vs.'''
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|[[Cavalry#Age of Empires III|Cavalry]], [[Culverin]]s, [[Arrow Knight]]s
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="font-size: 110%; padding: 1em;" | Improvements
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|-
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|'''Attack'''
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|[[File:Heated Shot.png|22px]] [[Heated Shot (Age of Empires III)|Heated Shot]] (+1.5x [[Multipliers|multiplier]] vs. [[Ship#Age of Empires III|ships]])
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|-
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|'''Speed'''
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|[[File:Siege Drill.png|22px]] [[Siege Drill]] (+10%)<br />[[File:Apache Endurance.png|22px]] [[Apache Endurance]] (+5%)
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|-
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|'''Creation speed'''
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|[[File:Inca Chaquis Messengers.png|22px]] [[Incan Chasquis Messengers]] (-10%)
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|-
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|'''Train cost'''
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|[[File:Mapuche Ad-mapu.png|22px]] [[Mapuche Ad-mapu]] ({{Resources|coin=-10%}} cost)
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|-
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|'''Other'''
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|[[File:Merritocracy.png|22px]] [[Meritocracy]] (-20% upgrade cost)
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|}
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== Home City Cards ==
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As Light Cannons are unique to the [[Iroquois]], only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="width: 100%;"
 
|- sab="1147"
 
|- sab="1147"
! sab="1148" | Click for a list of related Home City cards
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! sab="1148" | Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Light Cannon
 
|- sab="1149"
 
|- sab="1149"
 
| sab="1150" |
 
| sab="1150" |
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<span style="color:green">'''Green'''</span>: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
=== Iroquois ===
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=== [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
{| border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 600px;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
|'''Card icon'''
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
|'''Card name'''
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
|'''Card description'''
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
|'''Age'''
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
|'''Level'''
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|[[File:Team_engineering_school.png|22px]] '''TEAM Engineering School'''
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|[[Abus Gun]], [[Grenadier]], [[Falconet]]/[[Organ Gun (Age of Empires III)|Organ Gun]], [[Culverin]], [[Mortar]], [[Horse Artillery]], [[Petard (Age of Empires III)|Petard]], [[Ram]], [[Mantlet]], Light Cannon, [[Flamethrower (Age of Empires III)|Flamethrower]], [[Hand Mortar]], [[Siege Elephant]], [[Flaming Arrow]], and [[Morutaru]] train time -30%; [[Heavy Cannon]], [[Rocket]], [[Great Bombard]], and [[Flying Crow]] train time -5%; [[Black Flag Army]] and [[Mongolian Army]] train time -15%
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|}
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=== Europeans ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Ottoman_Home_City_2_(Artillery_Hitpoints).png|22px]] '''TEAM Artillery Hitpoints'''
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|[[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]], [[Abus Gun]]s, and [[Grenadier]]s get +15% [[hit points]]
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|}
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:<small>The ''TEAM Artillery Hitpoints'' card is available to [[Ottomans]] and [[Portuguese (Age of Empires III)|Portuguese]] (at the [[Fortress Age]]).</small>
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=== [[Indians (Age of Empires III)|Indians]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Shivajis tactics.png|22px]] '''TEAM Shivaji's Tactics'''
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|All units get +5% [[hit points]] and attack
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|}
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=== Iroquois ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
 
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|[[File:Iroquois Home City 2 (2 Light Cannons).png|65px]]
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|[[File:Ottoman Home City 2 (Light Artillery Hitpoints).png|22px]] '''Siege Hitpoints'''
|2 Light Cannons
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|[[Ram]]s, [[Mantlet]]s, and Light Cannons get +15% [[hit points]]
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|[[File:Ottoman Home City 2 (Artillery Attack).png|22px]] '''Siege Damage'''
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|Rams, Mantlets, and Light Cannons get +15% attack
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|-
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|[[File:Iroquois_Home_City_2_(Siege_Combat).png|22px]] '''Siege Combat'''
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|Rams, Mantlets, and Light Cannons get +15% hit points and attack
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|-
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|[[File:Iroquois_Home_City_2_(Siege_Discipline).png|22px]] '''Siege Discipline'''
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|Rams, Mantlets, and Light Cannons use -1 [[population]]
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |40
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|-
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|[[File:Iroquois_Home_City_2_(2_Light_Cannons).png|22px]] '''2 Light Cannon'''
 
|Ships 2 Light Cannons
 
|Ships 2 Light Cannons
|4
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
|0
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| style="text-align: center;" |1
 
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|-
|[[File:Iroquois Home City 2 (4 Light Cannons).png|65px]]
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|[[File:Iroquois_Home_City_2_(4_Light_Cannons).png|22px]] '''4 Light Cannon'''
|4 Light Cannons
 
 
|Ships 4 Light Cannons
 
|Ships 4 Light Cannons
|4
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
|25
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|}
 
|}
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=== [[Japanese (Age of Empires III)|Japanese]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Japanese_Home_City_3_(Cheaper_Unit_Upgrades).png|22px]] '''TEAM Cheaper Unit Upgrades'''
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|[[Unit upgrade (Age of Empires III)|Unit upgrades]] cost -20%
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |1
 
|}
 
|}
==History==
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=== [[Spanish (Age of Empires III)|Spanish]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 25%"| Card
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! style="width: 60%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 10%"| [[Home City|HC]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Spanish_Home_City_3_(Inquisition).png|22px]] '''TEAM Inquisition'''
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|All units get +10 [[Line of Sight|LOS]]
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|{{AoE3Age|1|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|}
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|}
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== History ==
 
{{quote|Most Iroquois campaigns ended up with siege warfare. This fact, combined with the Iroquois predilection for modern weapons (trade steel and gunpowder), meant that they learned to deal with military technology early in their history. The cannon was a natural step in this development. The Light Cannon represents an artillery piece, bought or stolen from European allies, but crewed by Iroquois warriors.}}
 
{{quote|Most Iroquois campaigns ended up with siege warfare. This fact, combined with the Iroquois predilection for modern weapons (trade steel and gunpowder), meant that they learned to deal with military technology early in their history. The cannon was a natural step in this development. The Light Cannon represents an artillery piece, bought or stolen from European allies, but crewed by Iroquois warriors.}}
   
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
<gallery position="center" captionalign="center">
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<gallery>
 
Light Cannon.jpg|An in game Light Cannon.
 
Light Cannon.jpg|An in game Light Cannon.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>

Revision as of 16:12, February 22, 2020

"Light artillery. Good against infantry and artillery."
In-game description

The Light Cannon is an artillery in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Iroquois and can be trained at the Siege Workshop once the Industrial Age is reached. It combines the functions of a Falconet and a Culverin.

Overview

The most notable trait and largest disadvantage of the Light Cannon is that it is only available in the Industrial Age, unlike European artillery. This can be quite a restriction in a fast-paced battle.

It does excellent damage against artillery and buildings and is also good against ships. It can also do peripheral damage to nearby targets. The light cannon is strong against ships, infantry, and other artillery. Due to their effectiveness against a wide array of units complimented with a powerful range (most standard artillery have 26 or 28), they are devastating against enemy armies if left unchecked. If the Siege Discipline card is sent, the Iroquois can easily mass a large number of these without a major penalty to the population space.

The Light Cannon is a mixture of Falconet and Culverin. It nearly has the range and damage of the culverin, which makes it effective against other artillery units, and part of the power of the Falconet, which makes it effective against infantry and buildings.

Another advantage is that, unlike European artillery, they spend no time switching between Bombard and Limber mode. Both of the modes have equal speed, and if for any cause they have changed mode, they can change them instantly, allowing them to always remain both mobile and ready for combat.

The main disadvantages of the Light Cannon are its slower rate of fire, less damage, and smaller damage area than a Falconet (making it for example only 31% as effective against infantry as a Falconet, not factoring in the reduced damage area), as well as its fewer hitpoints than either a Culverin or a Falconet, while costing almost the same amount of resources to train.

Upgrades

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages industrial
Champion iroquois siege unit Field Cannon 250 food,
250 coin
Upgrades Light Cannons to Field Cannons (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages imperial
Legendary iroquois siege unit Legendary Field Cannon 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Light Cannons to Imperial Field Cannons (+50% hit points and attack); requires Field Cannon

Further statistics

As Light Cannons are unique the Iroquois, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Infantry, artillery, ships, buildings
Weak vs. Cavalry, Culverins, Arrow Knights
Improvements
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Speed Siege Drill Siege Drill (+10%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-10%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards

As Light Cannons are unique to the Iroquois, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History

"Most Iroquois campaigns ended up with siege warfare. This fact, combined with the Iroquois predilection for modern weapons (trade steel and gunpowder), meant that they learned to deal with military technology early in their history. The cannon was a natural step in this development. The Light Cannon represents an artillery piece, bought or stolen from European allies, but crewed by Iroquois warriors."

Gallery

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