Spend Export here to enter into relations with European powers and gain a powerful bonus. Also use Export to purchase European troops and technologies.
—In-game description

The Consulate is an economic/military building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Asian civilizations (Chinese, Indians, and Japanese). It enables them to ally with one of the eight European civilizations (or enter isolationism for the Japanese), which provides a passive bonus as well as units and technologies that can be acquired by spending export, and configures the export gather rate.

Alliance[edit | edit source]

Open Relations.png To ally with a European civilization (or enter isolationism for the Japanese), the player needs to select the option through Open Relations, which costs 100 export (25 export with Diplomatic Intrigue Home City Card) and takes 60 seconds to complete. Once the player forms an alliance/enters isolation, they will receive the ally's associated bonus and have access to the ally's armies/units and shipments/technologies at the Consulate.

End Relations.png End Isolation.png The player can end their alliance/isolation by using End Relations/Isolation, which takes 45 seconds to complete. Once the alliance/isolation is ended, the ally's associated bonus and access to their armies/units and shipments/technologies will be removed (armies/units and shipments/technologies hired/sent/researched prior to ending the alliance/isolation will be retained), but the player can choose a new ally through Open Relations.

An Asian player may only have one ally at a time, but multiple Asian players may have the same ally.

Shipments and technologies[edit | edit source]

Consulate shipments and technologies vary depending on the allied civilization, which ranges from economic and military units and improvements.

For European allies, the Brigade shipment will become available once the Imperial Age is reached, which consists of a large number of the allied civilization's best units.

Armies[edit | edit source]

Consulate armies are similar to banner armies, in which they are groups of units trained in a single block. They usually consist of the allied civilization's best units, notably those which can be upgraded to the Royal Guard level (e.g. Redcoat Musketeers) or those that cannot be trained by the ally but can be shipped via certain technologies (e.g. Roger's Ranger Skirmishers).

Instead of trained as armies, units provided by Japanese Isolationism are trained much like regular units.

Unlike their regular counterparts, Consulate units start with +10% hit points and attack and are upgraded in every Age up starting from the Fortress Age (Industrial Age for artillery and Ninja):

Fortress age up.png +20% hit points and attack
Industrial age up.png +30% hit points and attack (+25% hit points and attack for artillery)
Imperial age up.png +50% hit points and attack

This allows Consulate units to provide a much needed bolster for some Asian civilizations, especially those lacking in certain fields or when the game's outcome are not in their favor.

Consulate allies[edit | edit source]

Flag british large normal.png
Available at start for Chinese and Indians

Bonus: +7% hit points for land units

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Surgeon icon.png 2 Surgeons 200 export Ships 2 Surgeons
Aoe3 spy icon.png 4 Spies 300 export Ships 4 Spies
Ages fortress.jpg
Aoe3 petard icon.png 5 Petards 450 export Ships 5 Petards
Imperial Age
BritishBrigade icon.png British Brigade 2,300 export Ships 16 Roger's Ranger Skirmishers and 5 Falconets

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
BritishExpeditionaryCompany icon.png British Expeditionary Company 400 export 6 6 Redcoat Musketeers
Ages fortress.jpg
BritishExpeditionaryForce icon.png British Expeditionary Force 800 export 13 9 Redcoat Musketeers
1 Falconet
Ages industrial.jpg
BritishExpeditionaryArmy icon.png British Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 27 7 Life Guard Hussars
3 Falconets

Flag dutch large normal.png
Available at a level 25 Home City for the Japanese

Bonus: 0.8 coin trickle

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Church Icon.png Church Wagon 150 export Ships 1 Church Wagon
Bank Icon.png Bank Wagon 450 export Ships 1 Bank Wagon
Ages fortress.jpg
Arsenal Icon.png Arsenal Wagon 300 export Ships 1 Arsenal Wagon
Imperial Age
DutchBrigade icon.png Dutch Brigade 2,300 export Ships 28 Stadhouder Musketeers and 4 Mortars

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
DutchExpeditionaryCompany icon.png Dutch Expeditionary Company 400 export 6 6 Stadhouder Musketeers
Ages fortress.jpg
DutchExpeditionaryForce icon.png Dutch Expeditionary Force 800 export 13 8 Carabineer Ruyters
6 Stadhouder Musketeers
Ages industrial.jpg
DutchExpeditionaryArmy icon.png Dutch Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 17 16 Carabineer Ruyters
3 Mortars

Flag french large normal.png
Available at a level 25 Home City for Chinese and Indians

Bonus: Villagers gather 5% faster

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Food Crate.png Food Crates 300 export Ships 500 food
Wood Crate.png Wood Crates Ships 500 wood
Coin Crate.png Coin Crates Ships 500 coin
Imperial Age
FrenchBrigade icon.png French Brigade 2,300 export Ships 15 Gendarme Cuirassiers

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
FrenchExpeditionaryCompany icon.png French Expeditionary Company 400 export 8 4 Young/Middle/Old Guard Grenadiers
Ages fortress.jpg
FrenchExpeditionaryForce icon.png French Expeditionary Force 800 export 18 3 Gendarme Cuirassiers
3 Young/Middle/Old Guard Grenadiers
Ages industrial.jpg
FrenchExpeditionaryArmy icon.png French Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 27 6 Gendarme Cuirassiers
2 Horse Artillery

Flag germans large normal.png
Available at a level 40 Home City for the Chinese

Bonus: Banner armies cost -20% food

Shipments and technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Colbertism.png Food Trickle 250 export Gives a trickle of 1.5 food
Ages fortress.jpg
Distributivism.png Wood Trickle Gives a trickle of 1.25 wood
Ages industrial.jpg
Capitalism.png Coin Trickle Gives a trickle of 1.25 coin
Imperial Age
GermanBrigade icon.png German Brigade 2,300 export Ships 19 Czapka Uhlans and 15 Prussian Needle Gun Skirmishers

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
GermanExpeditionaryCompany icon.png German Expeditionary Company 400 export 6 3 Zweihander Doppelsoldner
Ages fortress.jpg
GermanExpeditionaryForce icon.png German Expeditionary Force 800 export 12 3 Zweihander Doppelsoldner
7 Prussian Needle Gun Skirmishers
Ages industrial.jpg
GermanExpeditionaryArmy icon.png German Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 25 11 Prussian Needle Gun Skirmishers
2 Heavy Cannons

Japanese flag.png
Available at start for the Japanese

Bonus: +7% attack for land units

Shipments and technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Japanese town center rickshaw.png Military Rickshaw 100 export Ships 1 Military Rickshaw
Bushido Principles.png Bushido Principles Units can be trained in blocks of 10
Clan Offerings.png Clan Offerings 400 export Each Castle spawns 1 Samurai after 45 seconds
Ages industrial.jpg
Imperial age up.png Meiji Restoration 4,000 export Advances to the Imperial Age without having to build a wonder

Units[edit | edit source]

Age Unit Cost Pop.
Ages colonial.jpg
Yamabushi icon.png Konsha Yamabushi 60 export 1
Shinobi icon.png Shinobi-no-Mono 80 export
Ages fortress.jpg
Ninja icon.png Ninjutsu-Zukai 145 export 4
Ronin icon.png Hatamoto Samurai 290 export

Flag ottomans large normal.png
Available at a level 40 Home City for the Indians

Bonus: +7 LOS for all units and buildings

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Levy Icon.png Levy 200 export Ships 6 Minutemen
Settler icon.png 4 Settlers 300 export Ships 4 Settlers
Ages industrial.jpg
Great bombard icon.png 2 Great Bombards 850 export Ships 2 Great Bombards
Imperial Age
OttomanBrigade icon.png Ottoman Brigade 2,300 export Ships 13 Tufanci Corps Janissaries and 4 Great Bombards

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
OttomanExpeditionaryCompany icon.png Ottoman Expeditionary Company 400 export 6 3 Gardener Hussars
Ages fortress.jpg
OttomanExpeditionaryForce icon.png Ottoman Expeditionary Force 800 export 12 7 Tufanci Corps Janissaries
3 Gardener Hussars
Ages industrial.jpg
OttomanExpeditionaryArmy icon.png Ottoman Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 25 13 Tufanci Corps Janissaries
2 Great Bombards

Flag portuguese large normal.png
Available at start for Indians and Japanese

Bonus: Buildings (including wonders) cost -15% food and -15% wood

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Aoe3 fishing boat icon.png Fishing Fleet 250 export Ships 3 Fishing Boats
Ages fortress.jpg
Exploration Fleet.png Exploration Fleet 425 export Ships 1 Caravel with 3 Petards
Ages industrial.jpg
Expeditionary Fleet.png Expeditionary Fleet 700 export Ships 1 Ironclad
Imperial Age
PortugueseBrigade icon.png Portuguese Brigade 2,300 export Ships 11 Jinete Dragoons and 4 Horse Artillery

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
PortugueseExpeditionCompany icon.png Portuguese Expeditionary Company 400 export 7 7 Besteiro Crossbowmen
Ages fortress.jpg
PortugueseExpeditionForce icon.png Portuguese Expeditionary Force 800 export 14 11 Besteiro Crossbowmen
1 Culverin
Ages industrial.jpg
PortugueseExpeditionArmy icon.png Portuguese Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 25 15 Guerreiro Musketeers
3 Culverins

Flag russians large normal.png
Available at start for the Chinese

Bonus: Villager train time -10%

Shipments[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Blockhouse Icon.png Blockhouse Wagon 200 export Ships 1 Blockhouse Wagon and allows Settlers to build Blockhouses
Ages fortress.jpg
Fort Icon.png Fort Wagon 600 export Ships 1 Fort Wagon
Ages industrial.jpg
Factory Icon.png Factory Wagon 800 export Ships 1 Factory Wagon
Imperial Age
RussianBrigade icon.png Russian Brigade 2,300 export Ships 15 Bashkir Hussars and 3 Culverins

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
RussianExpeditionaryCompany icon.png Russian Expeditionary Company 400 export 4 4 Siberian Cossacks
Ages fortress.jpg
RussianExpeditionaryForce icon.png Russian Expeditionary Force 800 export 9 6 Siberian Cossacks
1 Culverin
Ages industrial.jpg
RussianExpeditionaryArmy icon.png Russian Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 26 9 Kalmuck Dragoons
3 Culverins

Flag spanish large normal.png
Available at a level 40 Home City for the Japanese

Bonus: 0.8 XP trickle

Shipments and technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial.jpg
Merchant Marine.png Merchant Marine 125 export Home City shipments arrive twice as fast
Silk Road.png Nanban Trade 325 export Crates and Trade Routes contain/generate +25% resources
Ages fortress.jpg
Merchantilism.png Bullionism 700 export Gives 1,500 XP
Imperial Age
SpanishBrigade icon.png Spanish Brigade 2,300 export Ships 17 Espadachin Rodeleros and 15 Garrochista Lancers

Armies[edit | edit source]

Age Army Cost Pop. Consists of
Ages colonial.jpg
SpanishExpeditionaryCompany icon.png Spanish Expeditionary Company 400 export 7 7 Tercio Pikemen
Ages fortress.jpg
SpanishExpeditionaryForce icon.png Spanish Expeditionary Force 800 export 15 9 Espadachin Rodeleros
1 Falconet
Ages industrial.jpg
SpanishExpeditionaryArmy icon.png Spanish Expeditionary Army 1,600 export 28 7 Garrochista Lancers
3 Falconets

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

A consulate, also known as an embassy, or a diplomatic mission, is a group of people from one state or organization present in a foreign state to represent their state’s interests. A consulate is generally located in a busy tourist city, and takes care of minor diplomatic tasks such as issuing visas and diplomatic papers. The word “consulate” literally means “office of the consul,” who is a diplomat appointed to foster trade and take care of expatriates.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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