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

The Mounted Granadero is a revolutionary unit in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is available to Argentina. Mounted Granaderos can be trained once the card Granaderos has been sent.


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

  • Mounted Granaderos are cheaper
  • Have worse siege attack
  • Have more resistance against ranged attacks
  • Have more hitpoints
  • Have more speed and mobility
  • The Grenade Launchers card doesn't benefit them

They benefit from the Folk Heroes technology.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)

Incendiary grenades.png Incendiary Grenades (+15% siege attack and +1 AOE)

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%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]


Definitive Edition[]

In-game dialogue[]

The Mounted Granadero reuses the Spanish Hussar dialogue:

  • (Yes)
  • Preparado (Ready)
  • ¿Qué me ordena? (What is my order?)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)
  • Lo haré (I’ll do it)
  • Voy a hacerlo (I’m going to do it)
  • ¡Al ataque! (Attack!)
  • ¡A las armas! (To arms!)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)


  • Mounted Granaderos are based on Argentinian Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo. They used sabres and lances, not grenades. As most grenadier units, their name referred to an elite corps rather than the weapon, which was phased out in grenadier units.
  • 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.