"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.
Factories are best placed in a well-guarded position, because they cannot be rebuilt when destroyed.
|Factories generate +30% food|
|Factories generate +30% wood|
|Factories generate +30% 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|
|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 Edit
As the Factory is exclusive to European civilizations, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed heres.
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Factory|
"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|
|Economic||Town Center · Trading Post · House (Europeans except British, Aztecs) · Manor (British) · Longhouse (Iroquois) · Teepee (Sioux) · Village (Chinese) · Indian House (Indians) · Shrine (Japanese) · Market · Mill (Europeans) · Bank (Dutch) · Farm (Native Americans) · Rice Paddy (Asians) · Livestock Pen (Europeans) · Sacred Field (Indians) · Fire Pit (Native Americans) · Mosque (Ottomans) · Consulate (Asians) · Church (Europeans except Ottomans) · Plantation (Europeans and Native Americans) · Factory (Europeans) · Capitol (Europeans)|
|Military||Outpost (Europeans except Russians) · Blockhouse (Russians) · War Hut (Native Americans) · Castle (Asians) · Dock · Monastery (Asians) · Barracks (Europeans except Russians, Indians and Japanese) · Stable (Europeans and Japanese) · Corral (Native Americans) · Caravanserai (Indians) · War Academy (Chinese) · Artillery Foundry · Saloon (Europeans) · Arsenal (Europeans) · Fort (Europeans) · Siege Workshop (Iroquois) · Nobles' Hut (Aztecs) · Dojo (Japanese)|
|Other||Field Hospital · Native Embassy · Wonders (Asians)|