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Ships 5 Red Lancers (Stradiot-like cavalry) that are good against infantry.
—In-game description

Red Lancers (Waardgelders before update 14.43676) is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Dutch and can be researched at the Church once the Fortress Age is reached and the Religious Freedom Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 5 Stradiots named Red Lancers will appear in the Home City shipment point and all existing Stradiots will be renamed to Red Lancers. Additionally, it allows Stradiots to be trained at the Tavern, increases by 0.2 their hand attack multiplier against infantry, decreases their hand attack multiplier against heavy infantry by 10%, and they are tagged as Lancers (AbstractLancer).


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  • The technology is named Waardgelders.

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  • With update 14.43676, the technology is named Red Lancers and allows Stradiots to be trained at the Tavern. Stradiots get +0.2 hand attack multiplier against infantry, -10% hand attack multiplier against heavy infantry, and are tagged as Lancers.
Unique religious technologies in Age of Empires III
Flag BritishDE BritishThin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers · Queen's Rangers
Flag DutchDE DutchCoffee Trade · Red Lancers · Blue Guards
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCode Napoleon · Young Guard · Middle Guard · Old Guard
Flag GermanDE GermansTilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihänder
Flag OttomanDE OttomansNew Order Infantry · Topçu Corps · Kapikulu Corps · Tufanci Corps*
Flag PortugueseDE PortugueseEncomienda Manor · Ordenança · Order of the Tower and the Sword · Besteiros*
Flag RussianDE RussiansWesternization · St. Petersburg Dragoons · Petrine Reforms · Lifeguard Jaegers
Flag SpanishDE SpanishCorselet · Royal Halberdiers · Wild Geese · Walloon Guards
Flag SwedishDE SwedesPush of Pike · Savolax Jaegers · Gustavian Guards
Flag American act3 aoe3de United States^Pennsylvania Pound · 1st Pennsylvania Rifles · Pennsylvania Cavalry
Flag MexicanDE MexicansFirst Guarantee · Second Guarantee · Third Guarantee
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansCarabinieri · Risorgimento · Papacy
Flag MalteseDE MalteseTeutonic Knights · Crusader Knights · Knights of the Hospital
Campaign-only and Historical Battle-only civilizations
Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's MercenariesIndian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons
Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. JohnCorselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesGrand Encampment · American Patriots
^ United States requires the "Philadelphia Convention" Federal Card to unlock unique religious technologies
* Before the Definitive Edition