|“||Cavalry armed with a revolver that attacks with a lance in melee. Can gather from livestock and build Livestock Pens.||”|
Vaqueros are similar to Comancheros, but with the following differences:
- Costs 100 food and uses 1 population.
- Have lower hit points (180) and resistance (20%).
- Can gather food from herdable animals.
- Can train Cows and build Livestock Pens.
- Ranged attack fires four shots in a quick succession, like that of Organ Guns, which is more effective against heavy cavalry.
- Have a siege attack of 11.
As Vaqueros are unique to Mexico, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Heavy cavalry, artillery|
|Weak vs.||Heavy infantry, ranged infantry, light cavalry|
|Hit points|| Folk Heroes (+20%)|
Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Folk Heroes (+20%)|
Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+10%)
Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
|Range||Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)|
|Sight|| Town Watch (+2)|
Ranged Cavalry Caracole (+2)
|Speed|| Comanche Mustangs (+10%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed|| Mass Cavalry (-35%)|
Folk Heroes (-50%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Home City Cards
As Vaqueros are unique to Mexico, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Vaquero|
The Vaquero speaks Spanish using the Spanish Hussar's dialogue files.
- As with the Comanchero and Outlaw Rider, Vaqueros appear to use a muzzle-loading pistol, as seen from the movement of their hand at the muzzle of the gun in each shot (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 its other revolutionary variants.
- As with other revolutionary variants, all Comancheros' hats will be changed into Vaqueros' sombrero when the player revolts into Mexico, but their stats remain unchanged.
Vaqueros are Mexican horsemen who tended to livestock who originates in the Iberian Peninsula. They serve as the inspiration for cowboys in North America.
On the other hand, charros are horsemen from Central Mexico which acts as the counterpart of vaqueros but with distinct differences including clothing, mannerism, and social status. During the Mexican War of Independence, many charros serve for both the Mexican revolutionaries and the Spanish Crown.