|“||Generates resources or artillery automatically. Configure it to produce different things. Can only be sent from the Home City.||”|
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.
Factories are best placed in a well-guarded position, because they cannot be rebuilt when destroyed.
Consider the opportunity cost of shipping a Factory as opposed to shipping crates directly. If the civilization has 1,600 crates available for the resource being produced, the Factory will be profitable after about 5 minutes. If the factory is used for less time, crates would be more effective. Likewise, as a rough guide, the upgrades would be worth it if that resource is planned to be made for 3 minutes or more. Consider reallocating Settlers to avoid this if necessary.
|Factories generate +30% food|
|Water Power||250 food,
|Factories generate +30% wood|
|Steam Power||250 food,
|Factories generate +30% coin|
|Mass Production||300 food,
|Heavy Cannon/Rocket/Great Bombard train time -25%|
- In The Asian Dynasties, the Chinese can build one (and only one) Factory by allying with the Russians at the Consulate, which provides the Factory Wagon shipment that ships the namesake unit capable of building a Factory.
- In the Definitive Edition, the United States can ship one Factory in the Fortress Age by aging up with New Hampshire, but can not research the technologies nor train Heavy Cannons until they reach the Industrial Age.
- In addition, they are limited to having two Factories, despite having three Home City Cards that can ship a Factory Wagon.
- Rebelling to South Africa as the British or the Dutch allows them to ship and build up to three Factories, being the only civilization(s) to do so.
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Sight||Gas Lighting (+4, European civilizations only)|
|Resource generation|| Cannery (+30% food)|
Water Power (+30% wood)
Steam Power (+30% coin)
Home City Cards
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Factory|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
The Asian Dynasties
- The Factory built by the Chinese by allying with the Russians at the Consulate have the Ottoman/Portuguese/Spanish appearance and cannot research the Imperial Cannon upgrade.
- The Factory built by the Chinese by allying with the Russians at the Consulate now have the Russian appearance and can research the Imperial Cannon upgrade.
|“||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.||”|
|Buildings in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|Arsenal · Artillery Foundry · Barracks · Capitol · Church · Dock · Estate (Plantation) · Factory · Field Hospital · Fort · House · Livestock Pen · Market · Mill · Outpost · Stable · Town Center · Trading Post · Wall|
|Community Plaza (Fire Pit) · Corral · Farm · Native Embassy · Saloon · War Hut|
|Haudenosaunee||Longhouse · Siege Workshop|
|The Asian Dynasties|
|Consulate · Castle · Monastery · Rice Paddy · Wonders|
|Chinese||Village · War Academy|
|Indians||Caravanserai · Sacred Field|
|Japanese||Dojo · Shrine|
|Tavern · Tribal Marketplace|
|Incas||Kallanka · Kancha House · Stronghold · Tambo|
|United States||Meeting House · Saloon · State Capitol|
|The African Royals|
|Field · Granary · Hut · Livestock Market · Palace · Port · War Camp · Watch Tower|