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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the similar building in other games of the series, see Barracks.

"Trains and upgrades hand and ranged infantry."

In-game description

The Barracks is a military building in Age of Empires III that is available once the Colonial Age is reached. It trains and upgrades infantry.

The Russians and Native American civilizations have Blockhouse and War Hut respectively which combines the functions of a Barracks and an Outpost, while the Chinese have the War Academy which trains banner armies.

Units Edit

Europeans Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 pikeman icon
Pikeman
40 food,
40 wood,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Musketeer icon
Musketeer
75 food,
25 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Aoe3 crossbowman icon
Crossbowman
40 food,
40 wood,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages fortress
Aoe3 skirmisher icon
Skirmisher
50 food,
65 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages fortress
Aoe3 halberdier icon
Halberdier
50 food,
70 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
The Musketeer is not available to the Dutch.
The Crossbowman is only available to French, Germans, Portuguese and Spanish.
The Skirmisher is not available to the British.
Dutch Skirmishers can be trained in the Colonial Age.
The Halberdier is not available to the British, Germans and Spanish.

British Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 longbowman icon
Longbowman
60 food,
40 wood,
1 Aoe3 population

Germans Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Doppelsoldner icon
Doppelsoldner
75 food,
125 coin,
2 Aoe3 population

Ottomans Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 janissary icon
Janissary
100 food,
25 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Note: The Janissary is the only infantry available to the Ottomans.

Portuguese Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages fortress
Cassador icon
Cassador
80 food,
35 coin,
1 Aoe3 population

Spanish Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Rodelero small icon
Rodelero
65 food,
35 coin,
1 Aoe3 population

Indians Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Rajput icon
Rajput
100 food,
35 wood,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Sepoy icon
Sepoy
90 food,
30 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Gurkha icon
Gurkha
70 food,
55 coin,
1 Aoe3 population

Japanese Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Yumi archer icon
Yumi Archer
50 food,
55 wood,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Ashigaru musketeer icon
Ashigaru Musketeer
80 food,
40 coin,
1 Aoe3 population
Ages colonial
Aoe3 samurai icon
Samurai
100 food,
100 coin,
2 Aoe3 population

Further statistics Edit

As the Barracks can only be built by European civilizations except Russians, Indians and Japanese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4, European civilizations only)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Other Iroquois league Iroquois League (train Iroquois Tomahawks and Iroquois Mantlets, vanilla Age of Empires III only)
Penalties Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Barracks is exclusive to European civilizations except Russians, Indians and Japanese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

Trivia Edit

  • The ambient sound for the Barracks is a remastered version of the Military Academy selection sound from the 1998 video game Caesar III.

History Edit

"Barracks were constructed in the British colonies when colonists tired of housing British regulars for two straight years during the French and Indian War. Hostilities escalated as increasing numbers of troops were sent to defend the Crown's interests. More and more settlers were required by law to provide shelter to the soldiers. Eventually the dissatisfaction amongst colonists grew so strong that Lord Laudon, General in Chief of America, agitated for the construction of a number of barracks to house the soldiers.

The Third Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits the requirement by law for citizens to house soldiers.
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Gallery Edit

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