"A dangerous outlaw with a rifle."
In-game description

The Renegado is an outlaw in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs available on the Andes, Bayou, California, Carolina, Great Lakes, Great Plains, New England, Rockies, and Texas maps.

Overview Edit

The Renegado is an outlaw unit armed with a rifle. As an outlaw it costs little coin but many population slots (six; four with the Dance Hall or equivalent card). It has fewer hitpoints than a Skirmisher but a much larger attack.

Renegados are, also like most outlaw units, strongest in the Colonial Age and weaker as the game progresses. While it can reach as high as 60 damage per shot by the Imperial Age, its frailty and heavy population cost make it generally more efficient to field standard Skirmishers.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30%, John Black's Mercenaries only)
Iroquois lacrosse Iroquois Lacrosse (+10%, vanilla Age of Empires III only)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Dance Hall Wild West (+35%, Europeans only)
Atonement Compunction (+35%, Asians only)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"The broad expanses of the North American Old West offered many different opportunities to make one's fortune – either within the boundaries of the law, or by simply preying on others who had already done so. Anyone known as a rengado - Spanish for “renegade” - was almost certainly a gruff and surly individual who had little use for society’s traditions or laws. Mark Twain’s “A Horse’s Tale” mentions one such character, “Trap-robber, horse-thief, squaw-man, renegado - Hank Butters - I know him very well.”"

Outlaw Rifleman Edit

The Outlaw Rifleman is the treasure guardian variant of the Renegado.

History Edit

"The term "outlaw" is derived from a Scandinavian designation for the worst sort of criminal imaginable - one who lived outside the protections of the law and should be killed on sight. The gun-slinging, horse-riding, bandana-wearing outlaw of the American frontier is a common image, and one embodied by Thomas Coleman Younger and his two brothers. They joined up with Jesse James and were eventually captured and pardoned, though not before one of Cole's brothers died of tuberculosis while imprisoned and the other killed himself out of grief. Cole was pardoned and lived the rest of his life honestly, making a lecture circuit and performing in a traveling Wild West show."

In-game dialogue Edit

The Renegado speaks in Western American English, which is shared with Comancheros, Pistoleros, and Sheriff Billy Holme, while the Outlaw Renegado reuses the Spanish Mortar's dialogues.

  • Hi
  • Whatcha need?
  • Yeah
  • I'm ready
  • Okay
  • Sure thing
  • Right!
  • You got it!
  • I'll get 'em!

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