|“||Trains sinister outlaws and mercenaries.||”|
The Saloon is a military building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that trains various mercenary and outlaw units. It was unique to European civilizations and becomes available upon reaching the Commerce Age. With the introduction of the United States in the Definitive Edition, the Saloon became exclusive to that civilization, with European civilizations building Taverns instead.
In the Commerce Age, only outlaws are available for "hire". With every Age up until the Industrial Age, mercenaries become available. The former are preset for the United States civilization, while the latter are randomly generated as the map is loaded. Mercenaries available at the Saloon in a game are shared across all players.
The "Advanced Saloon" Home City Card make Saloons support 25 population and allows them to be built in the Exploration Age, in addition to gaining +2 build limit.
The "Poker" Home City Card enables up to 3 random mercenaries in the Saloon and ships 13 random mercenary units.
- Main article: Mercenaries (Age of Empires III)
|Refreshing Beverages||600 coin||Outlaws and Heroes charged actions recharge 30% faster|
|Wild West||200 food,
|Outlaw hit points and attack , train time|
|Outlaws get +30% hit points and attack|
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Sight||Gas Lighting (+4)|
|Construction cost|| Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)|
Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Home City Cards
As Saloons are unique to the United States, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Saloon|
|“||Taverns, Inns, and Public Houses (a.k.a. Pubs) have a long and colorful history across Europe and North America. While the term Saloon commonly refers to establishments associated with the American Old West, businesses where local townsfolk gather to consume alcohol and discuss the issues of the day have existed for centuries.
The common denominator, of course, is the ready availability of alcohol, noted for its ability to loosen the tongue and inflame passions. The future course of nations was most often argued and planned within such walls. From Paul Revere to Wild Bill Hickock, the day's movers and shakers typically gathered in a local watering hole.
- The two crossed revolvers in the original Saloon icon look like the Remington Model 1858 (which is apparently the same weapon used by Major Cooper). However, in the Saloon icon of the Definitive Edition, the revolvers look like the Colt Single Action Army 1873.
- In the Saloon icon and in-game model, is possible to see two glasses of beer on the wall. For unknown reasons, this was removed in the Definitive Edition.
|Mercenary units in Age of Empires III|
|Infantry||Arsonist** · Askari^ · Barbary Corsair · Cannoneer^ · Dahomey Amazon^ · Fusilier* · Highlander · Iron Troop** · Jaeger · Landsknecht · Ninja* · Ronin · Swiss Pikeman · Zouave***|
|Cavalry||Black Rider · Elmeti* · Gatling Camel^ · Hackapell · Harquebusier*** · Jat Lancer** · Kanuri Guard^ · Mameluke · Manchu · Sennar Horseman^ · Stradiot · Yojimbo** · Zenata Rider^|
|Artillery||Li'l Bombard* · Napoleon Gun***|
|Ship||Privateer · War Dhow^ · Wokou Junk** · Xebec^|
|Infantry||Dacoit** · Desert Archer^ · Desert Warrior^ · Pirate · Pistolero* · Renegado* · Thuggee** · Wokou Monk** · Wokou Pirate** · Wokou Ronin**|
|Cavalry||Comanchero* · Desert Raider^ · Wokou Horseman**|
|* added in The WarChiefs ** in The Asian Dynasties *** in the Definitive Edition ^ in The African Royals|
|Buildings in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|Arsenal · Artillery Foundry · Barracks · Capitol · Church · Dock · Estate (Plantation) · Factory · Field Hospital · Fort · House · Livestock Pen · Market · Mill · Outpost · Stable · Town Center · Trading Post · Wall|
|Community Plaza (Fire Pit) · Corral · Farm · Native Embassy · Saloon · War Hut|
|Haudenosaunee||Longhouse · Siege Workshop|
|The Asian Dynasties|
|Consulate · Castle · Monastery · Rice Paddy · Wonders|
|Chinese||Village · War Academy|
|Indians||Caravanserai · Sacred Field|
|Japanese||Dojo · Shrine|
|Tavern · Tribal Marketplace|
|Incas||Kallanka · Kancha House · Stronghold · Tambo|
|United States||Meeting House · Saloon · State Capitol|
|The African Royals|
|Field · Granary · Hut · Livestock Market · Palace · Port · War Camp · Watch Tower|