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Iron Icon.png
Strategic data
PurposeCreating military units, upgrades
Shortage effectRanged units cannot fire.
Buildings requiredMine

Iron is one of the six resources in Cossacks 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Iron and coal are required for your rifles , cannon, ships and towers to fire. You will require a certain amount of iron and coal for each shot. Thorough military actions will result in a great loss of these resources. If you run out of any of them, your shooting units, artillery and towers will be unable to fir e and will become easy targets for enemy troops. Iron and coal are also required to research new technology, make upgrades and construct certain types of troops.

Procurement[edit | edit source]

Iron, coal and gold are mined at deposits, identified by a large icon over the deposit (a fissure in the ground). You need to build a mine to excavate it. Mines can also be upgraded to increase their output � useful, as only five workers can be assigned per mine.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Universally useful resource, required for fielding pretty much any army that doesn't hope to defeat the enemy through drowning them in corpses.