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Small but mighty field gun with an additional case shot attack. Moves and fires quickly.
—In-game description

The Napoleon Gun is a mercenary artillery in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition added by update 23511. It is a stronger version of the Swedish Leather Cannon.


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The Napoleon Gun speaks French, using the French Spy's dialogue files.



The 12-pounder Napoleon gun was named for the emperor of France, where it was developed in 1853. It quickly gained traction in the United States, where its power, versatility, and mobility were immediately noticed and used to dreadful effect; 12-pounders were some of the deadliest killing machines of the American Civil War. By the late 19th century it had superseded most field guns as the dominant model.