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A German villager that is more expensive but gathers faster than a Settler.
—In-game description

The Settler Wagon is an economic unit in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Germans and can only be shipped from the Home City until the "Germantown Farmers" Home City Card has been sent, which allows them to be trained at the Mill. It gathers twice as fast than Settlers but also costs wood, uses up two population, and has a much lower train limit. Unlike French Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons do not replace Settlers.

Settler Wagons construct buildings significantly faster than Settlers. Tasking more than one Settler to build a building only decreases the construction time by 25%, rather than halving it. This means that if players were to use two Settlers to build a building, they would only construct it 25% faster. Settler Wagons, however, construct buildings 100% faster than an ordinary Settler, which means a lot of time is conserved by using a Settler Wagon instead of Settlers to build buildings. Settler Wagons also have a 30% ranged resistance, unlike the usual melee resistance of Settlers, making them durable to ranged attacks.

In standard random map games, the Germans start with three Settler Wagons instead of Settlers.

The United States can gain access to the Settler Wagon through the "German Immigrants" Home City Card, which causes a Settler Wagon to spawn at every new and existing Mill, and allows them to be trained from Mills starting in the Industrial Age, albeit with a much lower build limit of 5.

Tasks[]

Settler Wagons can be assigned with the same tasks as Settlers.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything, especially Oprichniks
Improvements
Gathering speed Civil Servants.png Civil Servants (+5% from natural resources; Asians only)
Imperial Bureaucracy.png Imperial Bureaucracy (+10% from natural resources; Asians only)
Klamath Work Ethos.png Klamath Work Ethos (+5%)
Fasting.png Fasting (+10%)
Punjabi New Year.png Punjabi New Year (+10% from Mills, Farms, Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas)

For food:

Hunting Dogs AOEIII.png Hunting Dogs (+10% from huntable animals; Europeans and Native Americans only)
Steel traps.png Steel Traps (+20% from huntable animals; Europeans only)
Seed Drill.png Seed Drill (+15% from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas; Europeans only)
Artificial Fertilizer.png Artificial Fertilizer (+30% from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas; Europeans only)
Large Scale Agriculture.png Large Scale Agriculture (+50% from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas; Europeans only)
Encomienda Manor.png Encomienda Manor (+20% from Mills; Portuguese only)
Great Feast.png Great Feast (+10%; Native Americans only)
Harvest Ceremony.png Harvest Ceremony (+15%; Native Americans only)
Green Corn Ceremony.png Green Corn Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Large Scale Gathering.png Large Scale Gathering (+50%; Native Americans only)
Hunting Eagles.png Hunting Eagles (+5% from huntable animals; Chinese and Indians only)
Hanami Parties.png Hanami Parties (+5% from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards; Japanese only)
Professional Hunters.png Professional Hunters (+10% from huntable animals; Chinese and Indians only)
Yozakura Lanterns.png Yozakura Lanterns (+10% from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards; Japanese only)
Paddy threshing.png Paddy Threshing (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, Farms, Fields, and Haciendas; Asians only)
Irrigation Channels.png Irrigation Channels (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, Farms, Fields, and Haciendas; Asians only)
Dike-Controlled Canals.png Dike-Controlled Canals (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, Farms, Fields, and Haciendas; Asians only)
Mechanized Rice Cultivation.png Mechanized Rice Cultivation (+50% from Rice Paddies, Mills, Farms, Fields, and Haciendas; Asians only)
Maya Calendar.png Maya Calendar (+10%)
Zapotec Food of the Gods.png Zapotec Food of the Gods (+10%)
Vegetarianism.png Vegetarianism (+40% from Berry Bushes)
Iowa Farmlands.png Iowa Farmlands (+40% from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas; United States only)
Akan Cocoa Beans.png Akan Cocoa Beans (+30% from Berry Bushes, 10% from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas)

For wood:

Gang Saw.png Gang Saw (+10%; Europeans only)
Log flume.png Log Flume (+20%; Europeans only)
Circular saw.png Circular Saw (+30%; Europeans only)
Lumber Ceremony.png Lumber Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Forest People Ceremony.png Forest People Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Forest Spirit Ceremony.png Forest Spirit Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Deforestation.png Deforestation (+50%; Europeand and Native Americans only)
Water Wheel.png Water Wheel (+5%; Asians only)
Regenerative Forestry.png Regenerative Forestry (+10%; Asians only)
Circular saw.png Timber Trade (+30%; Asians only)
Tropical Timber Trade.png Tropical Timber Trade (+50%; Asians only)
Wood Clearing.png Wood Clearing (+20%)
Pine Tree State.png Pine Tree State (+40%; United States only)
Yoruba herbalism.png Yoruba Herbalism (+10%)

For coin:

Placer Mines.png Placer Mines (+10% from mines; Europeans and Native Americans only)
Amalgamation.png Amalgamation (+20% from mines; Europeans only)
Bookkeeping.png Bookkeeping (+10% from Estates and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Homesteading.png Homesteading (+20% from Estates and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Refineries.png Refineries (+30% from Estates and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Excessive Taxation.png Excessive Taxation (+50%; Europeans only)
Earth Ceremony.png Earth Ceremony (+10%; Native Americans only)
Earth Gift Ceremony.png Earth Gift Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Excessive Tribute.png Excessive Tribute (+50%; Native Americans only)
Blanket Filters.png Blanket Filters (+5% from mines; Asians only)
Flume and Ditching.png Flume and Ditching (+10% from mines; Asians only)
Rice Surplus.png Rice Surplus (+10% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Rice Trade.png Rice Trade (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Rice Markets.png Rice Markets (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Rice Exports.png Rice Exports (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Collective Economy.png Collective Economy (+50%; Asians only)
Inca Metalworking.png Quechuan Metalworking (+20% from mines)
Navajo Craftsmanship.png Navajo Craftsmanship (+20%)
Mountain State Gold Rush.png Mountain State Gold Rush (+40%; United States only)
Somali coinage.png Somali Coinage (+10%)
Hit points Great Coat.png Great Coat (+35%; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine.png Spirit Medicine (+35%; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine.png Eastern Medicine (+35%; Asians only)
Nootka Bark Clothing.png Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Apache Cactus Use.png Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Frontiersmen.png Frontiersmen (+35%; United States and Mexicans only)
Berber desert kings.png Berber Kings of the Desert (+35%)
Attack Blunderbuss.png Blunderbuss (+3; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine.png Spirit Medicine (+3; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine.png Eastern Medicine (+3; Asians only)
Range Blunderbuss.png Blunderbuss (+4; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine.png Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine.png Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Frontiersmen.png Frontiersmen (+6; United States and Mexicans only)
Sight Blunderbuss.png Blunderbuss (+4; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine.png Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine.png Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Frontiersmen.png Frontiersmen (+6; United States and Mexicans only)
Speed Apache Cactus Use.png Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Creation speed Christian Schools.png Christian Schools (-15%)
Other Sharia.png Sharia (+10% train limit)
Penalties Encomienda Manor.png Encomienda Manor (-5% gather rate from anything but Mills; Portuguese only)
Fasting.png Fasting (-40% hit points)

Home City Cards[]

Changelog[]

Age of Empires III[]

  • Settler Wagons have a ×4.0 multiplier against huntables.

Definitive Edition[]

Trivia[]

  • The Settler Wagon is dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing. His wagon is being pulled by a mule or a donkey. The driver talks in Standard German with a gentle and kind voice.
  • The Settler Wagon resembles the Atlantean Citizen in Age of Mythology.
  • Just like the Citizen in Age of Mythology: The Titans, the content Settler Wagons carry changes depend on the resources they are collecting. The content at Estates is the same as Mills and Berry Bushes, however.

History[]

Prairie Schooners and Conestoga Wagons were two types of covered wagons used by settlers and pioneers to cross the early frontiers of North America. Prairie Schooners were lighter and needed two or four horses or oxen to pull them. Conestoga Wagons were big, heavy wagons that needed teams of six or eight to pull them along. Before railroad tracks crisscrossed the Great Plains, Conestoga Wagons hauled most of the freight that went back and forth between the east and west coasts. Conestoga Wagons originated in a German area of Pennsylvania.

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