Portuguese in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Flag of Portuguese in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

The Portuguese Empire was a global empire originating from the European nation of Portugal that possessed multiple overseas colonies. In the New World, the Portuguese controlled a large amount of land in the eastern parts of South America until 1822 which is now known as Brazil.


Henry the Navigator in Age of Empires III

In Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, Henry the Navigator is mostly agreeable, calm, and far-sighted. He favors economic expansion over military force and understands the value of trade. Henry is a generous and cooperative ally



Civilization Bonuses

  • Receives a free Covered Wagon with every Age and starts with 7 Settlers.

Royal guard units:

  • Musketeer (Legionario)
  • Dragoon (Jinete)

Unique Units

Cassador Icon in Age of Empires IIICassador
Cassadores are ranged infantry units unique to the Portuguese, occupying the same role as the Skirmisher. They have a vicious volley attack, but not many hitpoints. Cassadores are available in the Fortress Age and are good against units they outrange. Their relatively low hitpoints mean they need to be kept out of range of enemy attacks more than most units, but when they can maintain their distance, they pack a mean punch.
Organ Gun Icon in Age of Empires IIIOrgan Gun
The Organ Gun is a Portuguese artillery piece focused on damaging units. It has less range than most artillery pieces, but is devastating to soldiers, especially infantry. It is trained from the Artillery Foundry in the Fortress Age, or can be sent from the Home City. Like all artillery pieces, it is expensive and takes up several population spaces. Organ Guns are what a Portuguese player uses to shred enemy units. Because of their limited range and low hitpoints, it is important to protect them from units that get close.


Portuguese Home City Lisbon in Age of Empires III

Lisbon, the Portuguese Home City in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition