The Conquistador is a Spanish cavalry unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors and a home city card, antagonist and mounted musketeer in Age of Empires III and its expansion The Asian Dynasties.

Age of Empires II Edit

AgeCastle Age
Trained atCastle
TypeMounted Hand Cannoneer
Cost 60 Food,
70 Gold
HP70, 75 (Elite)
Attack16, 18 (Elite)
Upgraded FromN/A
Upgraded ToElite Conquistador
Cost to Upgrade1200 Food
600 Gold
The Conquistador (and its upgrade, the Elite Conquistador) are the Spanish unique units in the The Conquerors expansion. The word Conquistador literally means Conqueror.

Gameplay Edit

Conquistadors are ranged heavy cavalry with a high attack strength and are a mounted form of the Hand Cannoneer. As such they play the same way, though Conquistadors have the advantage in mobility. They hit harder the closer they get, and are less accurate as their target gets further away. Conquistadors can be used as hit and run units. In groups they can release a devastating volley that will severely damage enemy formations. However, they shouldn't be used on their own since they are quite fragile compared to other Castle and Imperial Age units. They are frequently included in formations of Knights, who can soak up damage from ranged units and kill enemy monks. The Conquistadors in turn provide great damage output to soften up the enemy before the Knights get in close. Enemy cavalry are a large threat to Conquistadors. Siege Weapons can devastate a formation of Conquistadors so they should never stay still for too long in battle.

Age of Empires III Edit

The Spanish explorer may be upgraded with a home city card known as "Conquistador" and in the campaign there is the antagonist Delgado, a conquistador. In The Asian Dynasties expansion they are available at Jesuit missions as mounted musketeers.