Powerful improvements for your civilization.
—In-game description

The Capitol is an economic building in Age of Empires III that is unique to European civilizations and becomes available upon reaching the Imperial Age. It provides powerful economic and military technologies meant to break the stalemate between the player and their enemies.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Imperial Age
Blockade.png Blockade 100 coin per enemy unit Stops all enemies from receiving Home City shipments
SpiesAOEIII.png Spies 75 coin per enemy unit Shows what all enemies can see
Knighthood.png Knighthood 1,500 food Heroes get +1,000 hit points
Peerage.png Peerage 1,000 food Heroes get +1,000 hit points and +100% attack; requires Knighthood
Immigrants.png Immigrants 2,000 coin Can support 100 population without Town Centers and Houses/Manors
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors 1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
Large Scale Agriculture.png Large Scale Agriculture 1,000 wood,
1,000 coin
Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, and Settler Wagons gather from Mills, Farms and Rice Paddies (food) 50% faster
Deforestation.png Deforestation 1,000 food,
1,000 coin
Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, and Settler Wagons gather wood 50% faster
Excessive Taxation.png Excessive Taxation 1,000 food,
1,000 wood
All coin gathering (but not trickles, shipments and Trade Routes) is 50% faster, Dutch Bank limit +2

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

A capitol is a building or set of buildings that houses government offices. usually the legislative branch. Four buildings have served as capitol buildings in the United States. The first was the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland. That building still stands and is currently used to house the Maryland General Assembly.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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