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Ranged cavalry with a powerful grenade attack. Very effective against buildings.
—In-game description

The Mounted Granadero is a revolutionary outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to Argentina and can be trained at the Stable, Tavern, Fort, and Galleon once the "Granaderos" Home City Card is sent. It is a lesser, mounted Grenadier.


Mounted Granadero is a combination of the mobility of a cavalry and the AOE attack of a Grenadier. In comparison with Grenadiers:

  • Mounted Granaderos cost +30 food, but do not cost coin.
  • Mounted Granaderos have more hit points and higher speed.
  • Mounted Granaderos have lower siege attack.
  • Mounted Granaderos do not benefit from the "Grenade Launchers" Home City Card, but benefits from Folk Heroes.

Further statistics[]

As Mounted Granaderos are unique to Argentina, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Incendiary grenades.png Incendiary Grenades (+15% siege attack and +1 AOE)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)

Home City Cards[]

As Mounted Granaderos are unique to Argentina, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):


Definitive Edition[]

The African Royals[]

  • With update 38254, Mounted Granaderos have 40% ranged resistance and is tagged as light cavalry.
  • With update 47581, the Mounted Granadero is tagged as heavy cavalry.
  • With update 61213, Mounted Granaderos cost 150 food, take 2 population, and have 12 range.
  • Although it is not listed in the patch notes, with update 61213, Mounted Granaderos have 30% ranged resistance and a ranged Area of Effect of 2.5.

In-game dialogue[]

The Mounted Granadero speaks Spanish using the Spanish Hussar's dialogue files.


  • The Mounted Granaderos were incorrectly announced as "Granaderos" in the release day changelog page. However, since the Definitive Edition beta the unit has been called Mounted Granadero, and simply name it "Granadero" could cause confusion in players that play the game with the Spanish language, as the Grenadier's translation for that language is Granadero.
  • The Mounted Granaderos resemble the Horse Grenadiers of the Argentines from the mod Wars of Liberty and Württembergian Horse Grenadiers from Napoleonic Era, which are also good against heavy infantry and buildings.


The Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo ("Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers") is a historic regiment of the Argentinian Army who fought during the Argentine War of Independence under José de San Martín and later the Cisplatine War before becoming a presidential guard regiment in 1825 and disbanded one year later.

Contrary to their name, Mounted Grenadiers use sabers and lances rather than grenades; as with most "grenadier" units, their name actually referred to an elite corps rather than the weapon, which had been phased out.