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Pierre Beaumont is a French trapper and a foe of Amelia Black. He is featured in Age of Empires III as the main antagonist of the Act III: Steel campaign.

Biography[]

The trapper Pierre Beaumont's past is shrouded in mystery. His accent is French, but hard to place; is he from Quebec, Paris, or New Orleans? In any event, it has been many years since he was near a city - or a bathtub. Clever and bloodthirsty, Beaumont is deadly in a fight, wielding his twin knives with skill and precision.

Beaumont is mentioned to have been a member of the New Orleans aristocracy at one point, but he left the city for the less luxurious life of a trapper, prospector, and hunter. A senior member of the Circle of Ossus, Beaumont uses his knowledge of the wilderness to the Circle's advantage.

During the Mexican–American War, Beaumont and a party of armed men were forced to flee northward to the shelter of an American fort. When the fort was besieged by the Mexicans he assisted its commander, Major Cooper, and entrepreneur Amelia Black in defending it. Discovering Amelia's status as a member of the Black family, the Circle's enemies, Beaumont devises a trap for her in an old mine. However, his attempts fail after Ká:nien, an old friend of John Black, saves her before Beaumont is able to spring his trap. Later on, Beaumont and the Circle head to the location of the Fountain of Youth to collect gold from a long sunken Spanish treasure fleet. Amelia and Cooper chase him out, but Beaumont manages to lure Cooper and kills him before Amelia and the others are able to arrive.

After the events in Florida, Beaumont leads an attack at a hidden Inca city to collect barrels of the fabled water that the Incans collected after Morgan Black destroyed the Fountain. However, Amelia had also arrived at the city, after being sent to Peru by the Seminoles and helping Simón Bolívar and his rebels gain independence from Spain. Amelia and the Incans stop the Circle assault, but Beaumont manages to steal several barrels of the fabled water during the chaos.

Beaumont later returned to the Circle's stronghold in Havana, where Amelia continued to pursue him. With the help of the Cubans and the U.S government, Amelia besieged the fortress. During the battle, Beaumont assists his men in defending the fortress when he is knocked off a battlement, feigning death. After Amelia comes to check if Beaumont is really dead, he rises back up and attempts to kill her, but is stopped by Ká:nien. Amelia then shoots Beaumont, killing him.

In-game unit[]

Mysterious French woodsman.
—In-game description

Beaumont fights with a knife that he can throw at range to do hand damage, similar to Haudenosaunee Tomahawks and the Throwing Axeman in Age of Empires II. He also has a whopping 75% resistance against hand damage.

In the scenario, he has an uber version that deals 700 hand attack damage and 600 knife attack damage.

Like other heroes, Beaumont has many hit points, but if he falls, he will collapse instead of dying and need to regenerate enough hit points to be rescued by allies. He can collect treasures, but unlike Explorers, cannot build Trading Posts and Town Centers, and has no special abilities.

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Heroes in Age of Empires III
3Icon48px Age of Empires III
Act I: BloodAlain icon aoe3de Alain Magnan · Young Chilche AoE3DE Chilche · Delgado aoe3de Delgado · Elizabeth ramsey aoe3de Elisabet Ramsey · Morgan black aoe3de Morgan Black · Native boy aoe3de Native Boy · Sahin icon aoe3de Sahin The Falcon
Act II: IceCol washington aoe3de George Washington · John black aoe3de John Black · Kanyenke aoe3de Ká:nien · Nonahkee act2 aoe3de Nonahkee · Stuart icon aoe3de Stuart Black · Warwick icon aoe3de Warwick
Act III: SteelAmelia black igc icon Amelia Black · Bolivar icon aoe3de Bolivar · Old Chilche AoE3DE Chilche · Kanyenke old aoe3de Ká:nien · Cooper icon aoe3de Major Cooper · Old Coot icon AoE3DE Old Coot · Beaumont icon aoe3de Pierre Beaumont
3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs
Act I: FireGen washington aoe3de George Washington · Kanyenke twc aoe3de Ká:nien · Nathaniel Black icon DE Nathaniel Black · Nonahkee act1 aoe3de Nonahkee · Sven icon aoe3de Sven Kuechler
Act II: ShadowChayton Black icon DE Chayton Black · Crazy horse aoe3de Crazy Horse · Custer aoe3de General Custer · Holmes icon aoe3de Sheriff Holme · Sx warchief aoe3de Chief Brave Wolf · Lakota dog soldier aoe3de Chief Bull Bear · Iro warchief aoe3de Chief Two Moon
3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties
Act I: JapanMototada aoe3de Daimyo Mototada · Kichiro icon DE General Kichiro · Tokugawa aoe3de Shogun Tokugawa
Act II: ChinaJinhai aoe3de Admiral Jinhai · Huang icon DE Jian Huang · Chen icon aoe3de Lao Chen
Act III: IndiaBadur icon aoe3de Bahadur Shah · Edwardson aoe3de Colonel Edwardson · Nanib icon DE Nanib Sahir · Pravar icon aoe3de Pravar Patel
Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition
Act II: ShadowFrank Icon Uncle Frank (replaces Crazy Horse)
Historical BattlesAhmad al mansur Ahmad al-Mansur · Pecaudy Icon Claude-Pierre Pecaudy · General mx portrait El General · Padre hidalgo aoe3de El Padre · Isaac Brock icon General Isaac Brock · American General Icon General Jackson · Hizir Reis Icon Hizir Reis · Kassa hailu portrait Kassa Hailu · Marine Officer portrait Marine Officer · Militia Officer portrait Militia Officer · Oruc Reis Icon Oruc Reis · Queen Sabla Icon Queen Sabla Wengel · Sir Francis Drake Icon Sir Francis Drake · Sultan malik portrait Sultan Abd al-Malik · Sultan Mohammed II portrait Sultan Mohammed II · Usman dan fodio icon Usman dan Fodio · Yermak Timofeyevich Icon Yermak
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