|“||Steamer. Powerful, steam-propelled warship resistant to building fire that can train units, construct docks and gather fish.||”|
The Steamer is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the United States, 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 food and coin from fishes and whales and to build Docks.
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.
The Steamer must be close to the shore to train the units, and will also be unable to move and attack while doing so.
|State Militia||50 food,|
|Carbine Cavalry||80 food,
As Steamers are unique to the United States, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ships, infantry close to shore|
|Weak vs.||Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures|
|Hit points||Armor Plating (+50%)|
|Sight||Town Watch (+2)|
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)|
Home City Cards
As Steamers 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 Steamer|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
|“||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.||”|