Xebec

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Xebec
Frame111.png
Basic data
Typenaval units
Statistics
Hit points65000
Attack
AttCannon.png Cannon: 1800

Requirements
Built atShipyard
Cost
Wood Icon.png Wood: 7000

Iron Icon.png Iron: 400

Coal Icon.png Coal: 1200

Gold Icon.png Gold: 2200

Xebec is a naval units unit in Cossacks 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

A xebec is the most famous type of Mediterranean ship. It was a 25-35 m (80-115 ft) long vessel with an advanced ram stem and a deck reaching far beyond the poop. The underbody was exceptionally sharp. North African pirates regarded xebecs as the fastest sailing vessels. Xebecs were armed with 16-24 cannon and took on a crew of 300-450. They had 3 masts and sails for different wind forces. For instance, in favourable but weak wind, rectangular sails were hoisted on the foremast and mainmast. In cross winds, when these sails were ineffective, long Latin yards with fore and aft (trapeze-shaped) sails were set. In case of gale force winds, long yards were replaced by short ones with Latin (triangular) sails on all masts.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

  • Mid tier warship.
  • Requires no gold for upkeep.
  • Spends a lot of coal and iron on firing.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • They cost no upkeep so can be massed.
  • They cost a lot of gold upfront so try not to lose them, repair with workers ashore.
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