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The Swedes' civilization music theme in the Definitive Edition

The Swedes are one of the two civilizations introduced in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, the other being the Incas. They are descendants of the Vikings who inhabited Scandinavia, and are siblings to the Danes and Norwegians.

In comparison with the other European states, Swedish colonization in the Americas was quite minor: they held the Delaware River from 1638 to 1655, Saint-Barthélemy from 1784 to 1878, and Guadeloupe from 1813 to 1814, and are more famous for their emigration to Minnesota.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Torps can gather resources when built next to them
  • Mercenary shipments cost less coin and arrive faster
  • Have access to advanced technologies at the Arsenal
  • Royal Guard units: Pikeman (Dalkarl), Hakkapelit (Drabant)

Unique units[edit | edit source]

Carolean.png Carolean: Swedish Musketeer that fires quickly and counters Cavalry from range instead of at melee distance. Can charge quickly with his sword equipped. Good in melee combat.
Hakkapelit-icon-aoe3.png Hakkapelit: Heavy Hand cavalry from Finland with a powerful short-ranged attack.
Leather-cannon-icon-aoe3.png Leather Cannon: Light, affordable artillery than can fire and reposition quickly. Good against infantry.

Unique buildings[edit | edit source]

Swedish torp.png Torp: A Swedish House that spawns a small Berry Bush and automatically gathers nearby resources.

Home City cards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Swedish Home City Cards

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

The Swedish units speak Swedish, except for the Hakkapelit, who speaks Finnish, making it the only regular unit that speaks a different language from the rest of the regular units in the same civilization.

Settler[edit | edit source]

  • Female Build Snickare - Carpenter
  • Male Build Snickare - Carpenter
  • Female Farm Lantbrukare - Farmer
  • Male Farm Lantbrukare - Farmer
  • Female Gather Coin Gruvarbetare - Miner
  • Male Gather Coin Gruvarbetare - Miner
  • Female Gather Fruit Samlare - Gatherer
  • Male Gather Fruit Samlare - Gatherer
  • Female Gather Meat Jägare- Hunter
  • Male Gather Meat Jägare- Hunter
  • Female Gather Wood Skogshuggare - Lumberjack
  • Male Gather Wood Skogshuggare - Lumberjack

Explorer[edit | edit source]

For "Claim", the German Explorer's line is used.

  • Disabled Jag är skadad och kan inte röra mig - I am injured and cannot move
  • Ransomed Tack för att du betalade lösensumman - Thank you for paying the ransom
  • Revived Sista ordet är inte sagt - This is not over (literally "The final word has not been said")

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Swedish flag shown in the game is the State flag and war ensign used by the Swedish Empire between mid-17th century–1815.

History[edit | edit source]

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