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Tekkousen. Heavy warship. —In-game description
Tekkousen (pronounced Tek-oo-sen) is a military naval vessel in that is unique to the Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Japanese and can be trained at the Dock once the Fortress Age is reached. It is the Japanese counterpart to the European Frigate.
The Tekkousen has similar hit points and strength to a
Frigate, making it highly effective against weaker units such as the Galleon or Atakabune.
European Cannons, Tekkousen outranges normal Frigates while also proving to be a strong match even against highly upgraded ones.
Fires a volley of cannon shots at an enemy ship within attack range, with each shot doing 70 siege damage. 60 seconds cooldown.
1,000 , wood 1,000
coin Upgrades Tekkousen to Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
Further statistics Edit
As the Tekkousen is unique to the
Japanese, only improvements available to them that are shown in the following table.
Home City Cards Edit
As the Tekkousen is unique to the Japanese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affect them are shown in the following tables.
Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Tekkousen
: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Green : Shipment that can be sent TWICE (Japanese only)
TEAM Improved Warships
Warships get +15% hit points and attack
TEAM Shivaji's Tactics
All units get +5% hit points and attack
TEAM Cheaper Unit Upgrades
Unit upgrades cost -20%
Docks get +100% attack and heal ships 100% faster, and ship train time -33%
Ships 1 Tekkousen
Fune train limit +4; Atakabune train limit +2; Tekkousen and Monitor train limit +1
Warships get +25% hit points and attack
Warships get +20% attack, +5 LOS and +5 range
TEAM Cold Water Port
Warships cost -15%
All units get +10 LOS
The Korean kobukson (“turtle ship”) is often thought of as the first armored boat, a precursor to the American ironclads of the eighteenth century. However, the Japanese used armored ships in their feudal wars of the sixteenth century, as rival daimyo battled each other for land and sea supremacy. Daimyo Oda Nobunaga constructed six tekkousen (“iron armor ships”) for his personal navy. These boats were protected by 3-inch armor plating, and armed with multiple cannons and high caliber rifles. They were utilized during the invasion of Korea in 1592-1598.