Cannon
Appearance Cannon.png
Introduced in American Conquest
Unit type Artillery
Cost imagewidth 2500

imagewidth 1000 [738]

imagewidth 150 [81]

imagewidth 50 [35]

Cost multiplier 1.4x
Recruitment building Fortress icon.jpg Fortress
Creation time 3000 Frames [629]
HP 1500
Ranged attack Cannon icon.jpg 4000~ (Siege)

Cannon icon.jpg 345 (Grapeshot)

Rate of fire 845 [380]
Range 100 [125]
Ammunition imagewidth 100 imagewidth 50
Movement speed 10 (pushing)
Cannon
Appearance Cannon.png
Introduced in American Conquest
Unit type Artillery
Cost imagewidth 25000

imagewidth 10000 [7380]

imagewidth 1500⠀[810]

imagewidth 500 [350]

Cost multiplier 1.4x
Recruitment building Fortress icon.jpg Fortress
Creation time 3000 Frames [629]
HP 1500
Ranged attack Cannon icon.jpg 4000~ (Siege)

Cannon icon.jpg 345 (Grapeshot)

Rate of fire 845 [380]
Range 100 [125]
Ammunition imagewidth 100 imagewidth 50
Movement speed 10 (pushing)

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The Cannon or Field Cannon is an artillery unit in American Conquest, best utilized in sieges. Cannons are built at the Fortress and can be upgraded at the Town Center. All European factions have access to Cannons after building an artillery depot at the Fortress.

The cost for every new Cannon on the battlefield increases by 40% multiplicatively.

Cannon Abilities[edit | edit source]

Attack Ground: Fire at a designated location.

Prepare for fire: The Artillery-crew executes the windup animation early, preparing to shoot instantly.

Fire Grapeshot: Fire a devastating close-range shot that damages all units in front of the Cannon.

Upgrade issues[edit | edit source]

The cost and creation time of Cannons can be drastically lowered by researching the Foundry mechanization and Develop new metalworking methods-technology chains in the fortress.

The Foundry mechanization technology chain doesn't discount the shown values, neither additively nor multiplicatively. The advertised discount of 35% is misleading because:

  • Wood does not receive a discount
  • The discount value of iron is 26.2%
  • The discount value of gold is 30%
  • The discount value of coal is 46%

Develop new metalworking applies multiplicatively.

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