The Agra Fort is an Indian wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It sends a shipment of Sepoys (in earlier Ages) or Gurkhas when built and acts like a Fort.

Overview Edit

The Agra Fort is similar to the Fortified Outpost in initial hit points and attack power, but it can be built much sooner and trains units like a Fort. The Agra Fort initially can recruit all Barracks units, and in the Fortress Age it can be upgraded to be able to recruit Caravanserai units and increase damage by 50%. In the Industrial Age, it can be upgraded to recruit Castle units and increase hit points by 50%.

Comparing it to a Fort is a moot point, as it is inferior in every aspect, although due to its low Age requirement and durability when compared side by side with a Fortified Outpost, it becomes more clear where exactly it fits into the build tree in terms of strategic benefit. The Agra Fort is used almost exclusively in the Discovery Age to reach the Colonial Age, since at this point of a game it is most effective for map control or rush defense, dropping off in usefulness beyond this point due to its weaker stats compared to an actual Fort and dramatically larger cost.

Improvements Edit

Age Icon Improvement Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Hill castle
Delhi Gate 150 wood, 150 coin Upgrades the Agra Fort into the Delhi Gate (+50% attack and can train Caravanserai units)
Ages industrial
Mountain castle
Red Fort 200 wood, 200 coin Upgrades the Agra Fort into the Red Fort (+50% hit points, +2 splash damage radius and can train Castle units); requires Delhi Gate

Shipments Edit

Home City cards Edit

As the Agra Fort is exclusive to the Indians, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

Appearances Edit

  • In the Indian campaign, the Agra Fort guards Emperor Bahadur Shah, the player must destroy it in order to save him.

History Edit

"Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important sixteenth-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. This powerful fortress holds the imperial city of the Mughal rulers inside its 1.5-mile long red sandstone walls. It comprises many palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques."

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