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Steamer. Powerful, steam-propelled warship resistant to building fire that can train units, construct docks and gather fish.
—In-game description

The Steamer is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is exclusive to the United States and Mexicans, replacing the standard Galleon, and can be trained at the Dock once the Fortress Age is reached. Although similar in function, it has more hit points, and has the ability to gather from fishes and whales, and build Docks.

Overview[]

The Steamer is a moderately fast and powerful military ship that is able to garrison soldiers. Much like the Galleons, the Steamers are classified as siege units, making them resistant to defensive structures; Outposts and Town Centers deal half damage against them. This makes them effective in both combat and transportation. They can also be used to train military units and build Docks on any coastline, making logistics more convenient.

Special ability[]

  • Full steam.png Full Steam: The Steamer sets its engines to full power for 8 seconds, during which its speed is increased by 40%. 90 seconds cooldown.

Units[]

The Steamer must be close to the shore to train the units, and will also be unable to move and attack while doing so.

Age Unit Cost Pop. Civ.
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Insurgente portrait.png Insurgente 65 food 1
Flag MexicanDE.png
Regular aoe3de.png Regular 60 food,
50 coin
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png
Soldado portrait.png Soldado 90 food,
80 coin
2
Flag MexicanDE.png
State militia aoe3de.png State Militia 50 food,
35 wood
1
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png
Emboscador portrait.png Salteador 70 food,
60 coin
Flag MexicanDE.png
Hussar aoe3de.png Hussar 120 food,
80 coin
2
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png
Chinaco portrait.png Chinaco 110 food,
90 coin
Flag MexicanDE.png
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Sharpshooter icon aoe3.png Sharpshooter 40 food,
75 coin
1
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png
Carbine cavalry aoe3de.png Carbine Cavalry 80 food,
80 coin
2
Dragoon aoe3de.png Dragoon 90 food,
90 coin
Flag MexicanDE.png

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, infantry close to shore
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Improvements
Hit points Armor Plating.png Armor Plating (+50%)
Attack Carronade.png Carronade (+25%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Steamer
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

Chinese[]

Card Description Age
Team improved warships.png TEAM Improved Warships Warships get +15% hit points and attack
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Indians[]

Card Description Age
Shivajis tactics.png TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
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Russians[]

Card Description Age
Russian Home City 5 (Cold Water Port).png TEAM Cold Water Port Warships cost -15%
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Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
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History[]

As the nation-states of the Western Hemisphere entered a period of greater industrialization, many began to harness the force of steam power. While useful in many spheres of life, steam power revolutionized naval navigation because it lessened or outright removed the reliance of vessels on manpower, currents, or the wind. The United States made ample use of this technology, and steamboats soon traversed waterways such as the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, and the oceans in droves.

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See also[]

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