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Ships the mighty Topçu Cannon Corps of 3 Great Bombards.
—In-game description

Topçu Corps (Topcu Corps before the Definitive Edition) is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Ottomans and can be researched at the Mosque once the Industrial Age is reached and the Palace Intrigue Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 3 Great Bombards will appear in the Home City shipment point, and Great Bombards use -1 population


Topçu Corps allows the Ottoman player to save time training Great Bombards from the Factory (which would normally take 300 seconds of Factory production, or 225 with Mass Production) or shipping them from the Home City.


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  • The technology is named Topcu Corps.
  • Topcu Corps costs 1,500 food.

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  • The technology is renamed to Topçu Corps.

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  • This technology was named after the Turkish name for an Ottoman artillery corps.[1]


Unique religious technologies in Age of Empires III
Flag BritishDE BritishThin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers · Queen's Rangers
Flag DutchDE DutchCoffee Trade · Red Lancers · Blue Guards
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCode Napoleon · Young Guard · Middle Guard · Old Guard
Flag GermanDE GermansTilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihänder
Flag OttomanDE OttomansNew Order Infantry · Topçu Corps · Kapikulu Corps · Tufanci Corps*
Flag PortugueseDE PortugueseEncomienda Manor · Ordenança · Order of the Tower and the Sword · Besteiros*
Flag RussianDE RussiansWesternization · St. Petersburg Dragoons · Petrine Reforms · Lifeguard Jaegers
Flag SpanishDE SpanishCorselet · Royal Halberdiers · Wild Geese · Walloon Guards
Flag SwedishDE SwedesPush of Pike · Savolax Jaegers · Gustavian Guards
Flag American act3 aoe3de United States^Pennsylvania Pound · 1st Pennsylvania Rifles · Pennsylvania Cavalry
Flag MexicanDE MexicansFirst Guarantee · Second Guarantee · Third Guarantee
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansCarabinieri · Risorgimento · Papacy
Flag MalteseDE MalteseTeutonic Knights · Crusader Knights · Knights of the Hospital
Campaign-only and Historical Battle-only civilizations
Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's MercenariesIndian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons
Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. JohnCorselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesGrand Encampment · American Patriots
^ United States requires the "Philadelphia Convention" Federal Card to unlock unique religious technologies
* Before the Definitive Edition