|“||Ships 30 musket-armed Blue Guards from the homeland.||”|
Blue Guards is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Dutch and can be researched at the Church once the Industrial Age is reached and the Religious Freedom Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 30 Guard Musketeers named Blue Guard will appear in the Home City shipment point.
Blue Guards is the only way for the Dutch to acquire Musketeers.
- The Dutch Home City Card that improves their Explorer shares the same name with this technology, but in its singular form rather than plural.
- The technology and the Dutch consulate Musketeer was originally named Stadhouder, originally a medieval official, but by the time of Age of Empires III it designated a national leader. That was changed in the Definitive Edition.
|Unique Church/Mosque technologies in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|British||Thin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers|
|Dutch||Coffee Trade · Waardgelders · Blue Guards|
|French||Code Napoleon · Imperial Young Guard · Imperial Middle Guard · Imperial Old Guard|
|Germans||Tilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihander|
|John Black's Mercenaries||Indian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons|
|Knights of St. John||Corselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade|
|Ottomans||New Order Infantry* · Tufanci Corps · Topcu Corps|
|Portuguese||Encomienda Manor · Besteiros · Order of the Tower and the Sword|
|Russians||Westernization · Kalmucks · Petrine Reforms · Bashkir Ponies|
|Spanish||Corselet · Royal Alabarderos · Wild Geese|
|Swedes||Push of Pike* · Savolax Jaegers* · Gustavian Guards*|
|United States||Grand Encampment · American Patriots|
|* added in the Definitive Edition|
|All of the listed technologies require the Royal Decree Home City Cards unique for each civilization|