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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For other uses, see Organ Gun.

Artillery that fires multiple projectiles. Better against infantry than buildings.
—In-game description

The Organ Gun is an artillery unit in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Portuguese, which replaces the Falconet, and can be trained at the Artillery Foundry.


Unlike the Falconet which it replaces, the Organ Gun hits multiple times at an enemy target to mimic the Falconet's damage.

While it's slightly cheaper than the Falconet and only costs 4 population, the Organ Gun has less health and damage penalty modifiers against many targets, while Falconet has damage boosting modifiers instead. Organ Guns are still useful in clearing out clumps of units, as Falconets can occasionally leave a few units behind because of their single cannon fire compared to a burst from an Organ Gun. Also, switching from Limber mode to Bombard mode and vice versa is faster with the Organ Gun.


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Rabauld Organ Gun.png Rabaulds 250 food,
250 wood
Upgrades Organ Guns to Rabaulds (+25% hit points and attack)
Imperial Age
Imperial artillery.png Imperial Rabaulds 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Rabaulds to Imperial (+50% hit points and attack); requires Rabaulds

Further statistics[]

As Organ Guns are unique to the Portuguese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Infantry
Weak vs. Cavalry, artillery especially Culverins, Arrow Knights, ships, buildings
Hit points Professional gunners.png Professional Gunners (+10%)
Attack Heated Shot.png Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Gunners Quadrant.png Gunner's Quadrant (+6)
Speed Trunion.png Trunion (+15%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-10%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

As Organ Guns are unique to the Portuguese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards that are shown on the following tables:


Age of Empires III[]

  • Organ Guns are trained in 45 seconds, have a speed of 1.6 in bombard mode, and take 2 seconds to shift mode.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Organ Guns are trained in 40 seconds, have a speed of 2.4 in bombard mode, and take 1.5 seconds to shift mode.


Also called a ribauldequin, this Renaissance-era gun's multiple iron barrels line up side by side. These small caliber (for artillery) projectiles were meant to be fired at the same time, creating a wave of fearsome iron that could tear ranks of enemy foot and cavalry soldiers apart.