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"Generates resources or artillery automatically. Configure it to produce different things. Can only be sent from the Home City."

In-game description

The Factory is an economic/military building in Age of Empires III that can only be built by Factory Wagons which can only be shipped from European civilizations' Home City in the Industrial Age. It generates 5.5 food, 5.5 wood, or 5.5 coin (7.15 with their respective improvements) per second depending on the configuration, or automatically trains a Heavy Cannon (Rocket for the British, Great Bombard for the Ottomans) at no cost. The Factory also provides technologies to improve their resource gather rates and artillery train time, as well as the Imperial upgrade for Heavy Cannons/Rockets/Great Bombards.

Tactics Edit

Factories are best placed in a well-guarded position, because they cannot be rebuilt when destroyed.

Improvements Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages industrial
Cannery
Cannery
250 wood,
250 coin
Factories generate +30% food
Ages industrial
Water Power
Water Power
250 food,
250 coin
Factories generate +30% wood
Ages industrial
Steam Power
Steam Power
250 food,
250 wood
Factories generate +30% coin
Ages industrial
Mass Production
Mass Production
300 food,
300 coin
Heavy Cannon/Rocket/Great Bombard train time -25%

Further statistics Edit

As the Factory can only be built by European civilizations, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed heres.

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)
Resource generation Cannery Cannery (+30% food)
Water Power Water Power (+30% wood)
Steam Power Steam Power (+30% coin)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Factory is exclusive to European civilizations, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed heres.

History Edit

"A factory is a large building that produces goods on a large scale and is usually associated with machinery, division of labor, and workers who are paid a wage. The first known factory was the Venice Arsenal, which began mass-producing ships in 1104. Factories came into common use in the eighteenth century and as the Industrial Revolution gathered steam, so to speak, factories cropped up in urban areas all over the western world."

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