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Ranged cavalry attack and range increased.
—In-game description

Ranged Cavalry Caracole is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched by European civilizations at the Arsenal; Haudenosaunee and Lakota can also research it at the Longhouse and the Teepee respectively once the New Ways Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, it increases the attack of ranged cavalry by 10% as well as their range by 2.

Range is essential for any ranged unit, so any civilization using Dragoons or similar will want to purchase this upgrade when possible.

Since the Definitive Edition, Ranged Cavalry Caracole also increases the range of special abilities of light ranged cavalry (such as Bull's Eye of the Cowboy and Musket Attack of the Berber Camel Rider) by 2, and increases the range of ranged heavy cavalry (e.g. Harquebusier) in Defend Mode by 2.


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Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Ranged Cavalry Caracole now properly affects Comancheros.
  • Ranged Cavalry Caracole increases the attack of ranged cavalry by 10%, and the LOS and range by 2, light cavalry special abilities range by 2, and ranged heavy cavalry range in Defend Mode by 1.

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • With update 13.27885, Ranged Cavalry Caracole increases ranged heavy cavalry range in Defend Mode by 2.


  • The Caracole is a special manoeuvre for turning a horse about, although this does not effect the movement animation in-game.
Arsenal technologies
InfantryInfantry Breastplate · Counter Infantry Rifling · Socket Bayonet · Flint LockA · Paper CartridgeA · Military DrummersA
CavalryCavalry Cuirass · Ranged Cavalry Caracole · PillageA
ArtilleryGunner's Quadrant · Heated Shot · Professional GunnersA · TrunionA · Incendiary GrenadesG
A requires the Advanced Arsenal Home City Card
G only available to civilizations with Grenadiers