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Defensive Building. Units that can be garrisoned may be deployed from ANY other Commandery. Trains powerful foreign allies from around Europe who pledge their allegiance to the Knights of St John.

The Commandery is a defensive building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean available only to the Maltese. Its main purpose is to train Order units and garrison units which can be deployed from any Commandery. It replaces the Stable for the Maltese.

Overview[]

The Commandery holds the rare ability to garrison military units, similar to the Incan Stronghold. Different from the Stronghold, the Commandery is able to deploy garrisoned units from any Commandery owned by the player. Additionally, units garrisoned in a Commandery will only be ejected upon destruction if it is the only remaining Commandery owned by the player. However, this comes at the cost of being unable to eject units without using the Deploy ability, which takes 7 seconds and has a cooldown associated with it. The Commandery also shoots at nearby enemy units, similar to an Outpost, but does not benefit from Outpost upgrades.

Besides this, the Commandery can train Order units available uniquely to the Maltese. These Order units have +10% hit points and attack, but also cost about 10% more. However, they upgrade automatically each Age. Additional Order units can be unlocked through 'Tongue' Home City Cards. Each of these cards also increase the build limit of the Commandery by 1. An overview of Order units available to train is shown below.

Special ability[]

  • Ability commandery eject.png Deploy: After 7 seconds, deploy all garrisoned units from any Commandery. 90 seconds cooldown.

Units[]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Requirement
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Settler wagon aoe3de.png Settler Wagon*
100 food,
100 wood
2
Maltese Home City 5 (German Tongue).png German Tongue
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Hussar aoe3de.png Order Hussar
130 food,
90 coin
available by default
Dragoon aoe3de.png Order Dragoon
100 food,
100 coin
available by default
Longbow aoe3de.png Order Longbowman
65 food,
45 wood
1
Maltese Home City 5 (British Tongue).png British Tongue
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Cacador de.png Order Cassador
90 food,
40 coin
Maltese Home City 5 (Portuguese Tongue).png Portuguese Tongue
Lancer aoe3de.png Order Garrochista
120 food,
100 coin
2
Maltese Home City 5 (Spanish Tongue).png Spanish Tongue
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Oprichink de.png Order Oprichnik
100 food,
65 coin
Maltese Home City 5 (Russian Tongue).png Russian Tongue
Cuirassier de.png Order Gendarme
165 food,
165 coin
3
Maltese Home City 5 (French Tongue).png French Tongue

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, Light infantry
Weak vs. Artillery, Siege units
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy.png Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Attack Heated Shot.png Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Sight Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10% wood, and coin)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Construction time Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)

Home City Cards[]

As the Commandery is unique to the Maltese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Commandery

All[]

Card Description Age
French Home City 5 (Coastal Defenses).png TEAM Coastal Defenses Defensive buildings get +0.8x multiplier against ships
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The TEAM Coastal Defenses card is available to French, Italians, Maltese, Mexicans, Portuguese, Russians, and Spanish.

Incas[]

Card Description Age
Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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Indians[]

Card Description Age
Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (Knights of Rhodes).png Knights of Rhodes Ships 3 Hospitallers for each Commandery owned by the player
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Maltese Home City 3 (Wignacourt Constructions).png Wignacourt Constructions Villagers gather resources 10% faster, and an additional 20% faster when nearby a Town Center, Outpost, or Commandery
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Maltese Home City 3 (Advanced Commandery).png Advanced Commandery Commandery build time -50% and Commanderies can deploy units twice as often
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Maltese Home City 3 (Auberges).png Auberges Commanderies now support 10 population and Order Units cost -10% resources (rounded to 5, 10, or 15 less resources)
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Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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Maltese Home City 5 (German Tongue).png German Tongue Ships 2 Settler Wagons and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Settler Wagons (build limit of 6); costs 450 wood
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Maltese Home City 5 (British Tongue).png British Tongue Ships 9 Order Longbowmen and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Order Longbowmen; costs 500 wood
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Maltese Home City 5 (Spanish Tongue).png Spanish Tongue Ships 8 Order Garrochistas and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Order Garrochistas; costs 1,000 wood
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Maltese Home City 5 (French Tongue).png French Tongue Ships 8 Order Gendarmes and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Order Gendarmes; costs 1,500 wood
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Maltese Home City 5 (Portuguese Tongue).png Portuguese Tongue Ships 11 Order Cassadors and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Order Cassadors; costs 750 wood
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Maltese Home City 5 (Russian Tongue).png Russian Tongue Ships 13 Order Oprichniks and 1 Commandery Wagon; Commandery build limit +1; Commanderies can now train Order Oprichniks; costs 1,500 wood
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History[]

A commandery was the term for the headquarters of any stronghold or city controlled by a knightly military order, where the commanding officer and his knights presided over local affairs. Commanderies ranged in structure from large estate houses to fortified citadels, and were spread all over Europe by the later medieval period. As knightly orders declined and gradually became obsolete, commanderies were often ceded to or seized by the states in which they lay, becoming property of that polity and abolishing the order’s chapter there.

Gallery[]

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