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Cavalry armed with a revolver that attacks with a lance in melee. Can gather from livestock and build Livestock Pens.
—In-game description

The Vaquero is an revolutionary unit in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is available to Mexico, which replaces Revolutionaries.


Vaqueros are similar to Comancheros, but with the following differences:

Vaqueros can be upgraded to Charros with the namesake Home City Card, which upgrades their close combat with a 3.0x multiplier vs. infantry and +2 melee range.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy cavalry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding.png Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Attack Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Range Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Ranged Cavalry Caracole.png Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
Speed Comanche Mustangs.png Comanche Mustangs (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry (-35%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading.png Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]


Definitive Edition[]

In-game dialogue[]

The Vaquero reuses the Spanish Hussar dialogue:

  • (Yes)
  • Preparado (Ready)
  • ¿Qué me ordena? (What is my order?)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)
  • Lo haré (I’ll do it)
  • Voy a hacerlo (I’m going to do it)
  • ¡Al ataque! (Attack!)
  • ¡A las armas! (To arms!)
  • ¡Sí! (Yes!)


  • As with the Comanchero, Outlaw Rider, and most revolutionary variants, Vaqueros appear to use a muzzle-loading pistol, as one can see the hand movement at the muzzle of the gun after a shot, not like the other outlaws units (despite the weapon in their portrait and in-game model resembling a revolver rather than a muzzle-loading pistol).
  • Vaqueros wear a sombrero hat which allows them to be differentiated from Comancheros and their other revolutionary variants.
    • As other revolutionary variants, all Comancheros' hats will be changed into Vaqueros' sombrero when the player revolts into Mexico, but their stats remain unchanged.