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Chinese in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition


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The Qing dynasty was known to be the 5th largest empire of world history. The Chinese had organized “banners”, military social units that included Manchu, Han and Mongol units.

 

Kangxi Emperor in Age of Empires III

Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty would rather use flattery than force to win over his enemies. His friendly, grandfatherly tone hides a master commander with a long career of military experience. Despite his insight into battlefield strategy, Kangxi tends to adopt a defensive posture, much to the impatience of his allies.

 

 


Civilization Bonuses

  • Has a population limit of 220, builds Villages instead of Houses.
  • Trains military units in groups as banner armies.
  • Starts with a Goat.

Unique Units

Shaolin Master Icon in Age of Empires IIIShaolin Master
The Shaolin Master is a Chinese unit similar to an Explorer and War Chief. The Shaolin Master uses a staff to attack, and when his enemy falls below a certain amount of health, he’ll deal a Divine Strike blow, killing them outright. He guides the training of the Shaolin Disciple, overseeing the young student’s spiritual growth.
Disciple Icon in Age of Empires IIIDisciple
The Shaolin Monk’s obedient student can be sent from the Home City or trained by the Shaolin Master himself. The Disciple can help explore, find Treasures, and fight enemies. In battle, he is capable of lashing out with a powerful Critical Strike. 
Chu Ko Nu Icon in Age of Empires IIIChu Ko Nu
The Chu Ko Nu is a cheap and relatively weak Chinese archer unit that fires three times faster than regular archer units. As a result of its great speed, the Chu Ko Nu’s individual arrows do less damage than other arrows. However, the unit does have a bonus when fighting heavy infantry and light cavalry. 
Qiang Pikeman Icon in Age of Empires IIIQiang Pikeman
The Qiang Pikeman is a Chinese infantry unit that uses a pike called a qiang in battle. It does more melee and siege damage than a regular Pikeman unit, but has fewer hitpoints. Like most pikeman units, the Qiang Pikeman is extremely effective against cavalry.
Steppe Rider Icon in Age of Empires IIISteppe Rider
The Steppe Rider is a Chinese heavy cavalry unit that is cheap, fast, and good at siege. It has far fewer hitpoints than other cavalry units. Attacking in force the Steppe Rider is powerful against villagers and buildings. 
Keshik Icon in Age of Empires IIIKeshik
The Keshik is a Chinese horse archer with fewer hitpoints than other archers. Its arrows cause a greater amount of damage to enemy targets.
Changdao Swordsman Icon in Age of Empires IIIChangdao Swordsman
The Changdao is a Chinese swordsman unit that wields a long, straight blade. While strong against cavalry and buildings, it is weak against ranged infantry.
Arquebusier Icon in Age of Empires IIIArquebusier
The Arquebusier is a Chinese skirmisher unit who uses an arquebus, or ancient musket, in battle. It has bonuses against heavy infantry and light cavalry units.
Iron Flail Icon in Age of Empires IIIIron Flail
The Iron Flail is a Chinese heavy cavalry unit that wields the iron flail weapon. It is a strong cavalry unit with many hitpoints and a high resistance to ranged attacks. In close combat, the Iron Flail causes much melee damage and has a powerful trample attack.
Meteor Hammer Icon in Age of Empires IIIMeteor Hammer
The Meteor Hammer is a Chinese heavy cavalry unit that wields the deadly meteor hammer chain weapon. Because of the length of its weapon, the Meteor Hammer causes great damage against siege units.
Flamethrower Icon in Age of Empires IIIFlamethrower
The Chinese flamethrower is a Chinese siege weapon that fires a continuous stream of flame, incinerating enemy infantry and burning down enemy buildings from short range.
Hand Mortar Icon in Age of Empires IIIHand Mortar
The Hand Mortar is a Chinese siege weapon that fires explosive shells. When massed, they are excellent against enemy siege, buildings, and ships.
Flying Crow Icon in Age of Empires IIIFlying Crow
The Flying Crow is a powerful piece of Chinese artillery that resembles a great black bird carrying a payload of explosives. It is most effective against buildings and ships, and has long range and a large damage area. Unlike most artillery units, the Flying Crow automatically upgrades as a player Ages up. It can only be trained from the Chinese Wonder, the Confucian Academy, or shipped in from a Home City.
War Junk Icon in Age of Empires IIIWar Junk
The War Junk is a Chinese naval unit that is like a Caravel, in that it can attack enemy units, transport friendly troops, and fish during peacetime. 
Fire Junk Icon in Age of Empires IIIFire Junk
This barely seaworthy pile of flaming wreckage can be steered into a player’s enemies to make them explode. 
Fuchuan Icon in Age of Empires IIIFuchuan
The Fuchuan is a Chinese naval unit, a heavy warship that can be built at the Dock starting in the Fortress Age. The Fuchuan can train troops like an Atakebune, but it is much more powerful. 

Banner Armies

Chinese military units are not trained as individual units, but as “Banner Armies”. Banner Armies can be trained in the War Academy, Castle and Summer Palace Wonder.

Old Han Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Old Han Army

  • 3 Chu Ko Nu
  • 3 Qianq Pikemen
Standard Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Standard Army

  • 3 Chu Ko Nu
  • 2 Steppe Riders
Ming Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Ming Army

  • 2 Qiang Pikemen
  • 3 Keshiks
Territorial Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Territorial Army

  • 3 Changdao Swordsmen
  • 3 Arquebusiers
Forbidden Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Forbidden Army

  • 2 Iron Flails
  • 2 Meteor Hammers
Imperial Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Imperial Army

  • 3 Arquebusiers
  • 2 Iron Flails
Mongolian Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Mongolian Army

  • 3 Keshiks
  • 3 Hand Mortars
Black Flag Army Icon in Age of Empires III

Black Flag Army

  • 3 Arquebusier
  • 1 Flamethrower

Unique Buildings

Village Icon in Age of Empires IIIVillage
A Village is a Chinese building that is like a House, as it hosts population growth. But the Village hosts a greater population number than a house. It can also be upgraded in increments to increase how many units your army can train. The Village can also train goats as livestock, and serves as a Home City ship point.
War Academy Icon in Age of Empires IIIWar Academy
The Chinese civilization has its own method of building an army, namely through the War Academy, which allows the Chinese to build more military units faster by training them in groups. These groups are called Banner Armies. Each Banner Army has a specialty, whether its speed and anti-infantry, or siege and artillery. The Banner Armies available at the War Academy are: Forbidden Army, Imperial Army, Ming Army, Old Han Army, Mongolian Army, Standard Army, and the Territorial Army.

Wonders

The Asian civilizations in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition advance to the next Age by building a wonder. Each wonder has specific bonuses associated with them.

Confucian Academy Icon in Age of Empires IIIConfucian Academy
The Confucian Academy sends you a Shipment of Cho Ko Nu or Arquebusiers. This Wonder automatically generates the Flying Crow artillery unit over time, at no cost.
Porcelain Tower Icon in Age of Empires IIIPorcelain Tower
The Porcelain Tower sends you a Shipment of Food. This Wonder can be toggled to produce either Food, Wood, Coin, or a mixture of all three along with experience points and Export.
Summer Palace Icon in Age of Empires IIISummer Palace
The Summer Palace sends you a Shipment of Steppe Riders or Iron Flails. This Wonder automatically generates Banner Armies units over time, at no cost.
Temple of Heaven Icon in Age of Empires IIITemple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven sends you a Shipment of Villagers. This Wonder allows you to use the Transcendence ability, which heals every unit in your army.
White Pagoda Icon in Age of Empires IIIWhite Pagoda
The White Pagoda sends you a Shipment of Disciples. This Wonder increases the attack damage and number of hitpoints of the Shaolin Master and Shaolin Disciples. It also increases the build limit on Shaolin Disciples.

 

Chinese Home City Beijing in Age of Empires III

Beijing, the Chinese Home City in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

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