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Comanchero, an outlaw unit

Outlaws are units with a cheap coin cost, but use up more population than mercenaries. In the game files, since update 23511, they are referred to as AbstractOutlaw.

They are not to be confused with mercenaries, even though they have a similar function to them, so they aren't countered by Spies, Ninjas, Advanced Native Scouts, or Maigadis. Outlaws also shouldn't be confused by Treasure Guardians that share the same unit models, but differs in names, stats, and can be sniped by Heroes.

They are trainable from the Tavern (for European civilizations), Native Embassy (for Native American civilizations), Saloon (for American civilizations), Monastery (for Asian civilizations), and Watch Tower (for African civilizations) from the Commerce Age.

The types of outlaws available at the Tavern or Monastery depends on the map, with a selection of them available in every game. On the other hand, the Native Embassy, the Saloon, and the Watch Tower can only train preset outlaws for their respective civilizations. All outlaws requiring population can have their population cost reduced by 2 if a civilization has access to the Theaters, Atonement, Dance Hall or Cantinas Home City Cards.

List of outlaws[]

Age of Empires III[]

The WarChiefs[]

The Asian Dynasties[]

Definitive Edition[]

  • Berber arquebusier aoe3de.png Corsair Marksman: Corsair skirmisher armed with a Kabyle musket to ambush infantry, villagers and rival pirates.
  • Comanchero icon aoe3de.png Cowboy (United States): Outlaw armed with a revolver who can gather from livestock and build Livestock Pens.
  • Comanchero icon aoe3de.png Gaucho (Argentina): Cavalry that hurls bolas which can slow down enemies. Gathers from livestock and builds Livestock Pens.
  • Comanchero icon aoe3de.png Jagunço (Brazil): A dangerous outlaw on horseback armed with a rifle. Effective against Heavy Cavalry and Heavy Infantry.
  • Comanchero icon aoe3de.png Llanero (Gran Colombia): Hand cavalry with a powerful lance attack. Very effective against infantry.
  • Comanchero icon aoe3de.png Morochuco (Peru): Cavalry armed with a revolver who can gather from livestock and build Livestock Pens.
  • Mounted Granadero Portrait.png Mounted Granadero (Argentina): Ranged cavalry with a powerful grenade attack. Very effective against buildings.

With the introduction of the United States, the following units were introduced for this civilization as unique versions of the Comanchero, Pistolero and Renegado, respectively.

  • Cowboy aoe3de.png Cowboy: A dangerous outlaw on horseback.
  • Gunslinger aoe3de.png Gunslinger: A dangerous outlaw with a pistol.
  • Owlhoot aoe3de.png Owlhoot: A dangerous outlaw with a rifle.

With the introduction of the Mexicans, the following units were introduced for this civilization as unique versions of the Comanchero, Pistolero and Renegado, respectively.

  • Vaquero portrait.png Cuatrero: A dangerous outlaw on horseback.
  • Desperado portrait.png Desperado: A dangerous outlaw with a pistol.
  • Bandido portrait.png Bandido: A dangerous outlaw with a rifle.

The African Royals[]

With the introduction of the African civilizations, the following units were introduced for these civilizations as their preset outlaws.

  • Desert archer portrait aoe3de.png Desert Archer (African maps): Secretive, skilled archer from the desert that can hit distant targets as well as shoot fast at short range. Good against infantry.
  • Desert warrior portrait aoe3de.png Desert Warrior (African maps): Hardy javelin warrior equipped with a large shield. The shield grants different armor types when switching combat stances. Good against cavalry.
  • Desert raider portrait aoe3de.png Desert Raider: Plundering Desert Raider. Good against buildings.

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • Hajduk portrait.png Hajduk: Popular outlaw armed with a rifle. Good against other skirmishers. Benefits from promotions.
  • Mounted cossack daredevil portrait.jpg Cossack Daredevil: Fast Cossack hand cavalry from the Wild Fields with a powerful lance attack that charges while fighting. Can dismount.
  • Crabat portrait.jpg Crabat: Fast light ranged cavalry that performs well against all units. Counters Heavy Cavalry in hand combat. Benefits from promotions.
  • Inquisitor portrait.jpg Inquisitor: Sinister priest who spies and heals in the name of the faith. Inflicts burning damage.
  • Highwayman mounted portrait.jpg Highwayman: Mounted Outlaw armed with a pistol. Can also use a deadly charged rifle attack and dismount from his horse. Good against Cavalry.

Technologies[]

The technologies that affect units with the outlaw tag, are shown below:

Home City Cards[]

Trivia[]

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