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.
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.
- Has a population limit of 220, builds Villages instead of Houses.
- Trains military units in groups as banner armies.
- Starts with a Goat.
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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
The Keshik is a Chinese horse archer with fewer hitpoints than other archers. Its arrows cause a greater amount of damage to enemy targets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hand Mortar is a Chinese siege weapon that fires explosive shells. When massed, they are excellent against enemy siege, buildings, and ships.
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.
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.
This barely seaworthy pile of flaming wreckage can be steered into a player’s enemies to make them explode.
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.
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
Black Flag Army
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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.