"Slow, heavy artillery that launches large rodents. Nostalgia from AOE catapults."—In-game description
"Rodent artillery"—In-game description
The Mediocre Bombard is an artillery cheat unit in Age of Empires III. It is similar to the Great Bombard used by the Ottomans, but it fires 2x faster than an ordinary Bombard, has a much greater splash damage to enemy units, and uses Capybaras as ammunition. Mediocre Bombards always spawn at the Home City drop point when the cheat is entered.
Its description from the game notes how it was made by people who were nostalgic about the original Age of Empires.
The Mediocre Bombard has a much more powerful attack strength than the Great Bombard, and fires quite a bit faster as well. It has the highest attack of any artillery piece in the game, and can destroy or kill most enemy units or buildings in less than 3 hits. Because of its powerful (and comical to see) attacks, as a cheat unit the Mediocre Bombard cannot be legitimately used as a unit without making the game (though fun) unfair. Even being a cheat unit it is, like most cannons, weak to cavalry, and if it cannot kill them all quickly enough they can do a lot of damage to it.
|Cheat units in the Age of Empires series|
|Age of Empires|
|Baby Prez · Big Bertha · Black Rider · Flying Dutchman · Medusa · Nuke Trooper · Photon Man · St. Francis |
Stealth Archer · Stormbilly · Winsett's other Z · Winsett's Z
|Age of Empires II|
|Alfred the Alpaca · Cobra Car · Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin · Saboteur · VMDL · Sharkatzor · Photon Man|
|Age of Mythology|
|Bella · Flying Purple Hippo · Forkboy · Lazer Bear|
|Age of Empires III|
|BigAndy · Fluffy · Flying Purple Tapir · George Crushington · Flaming Hot Dog Cart · Monster Ice Cream Truck · Lazerbear|
Learicorn · Mediocre Bombard · The Tommynator