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Slow, infinite source of Food or Coin for up to two gatherers. Builds slowly, but is inexpensive.
—In-game description

The Field is an economic building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is unique to the African civilizations (Ethiopians and Hausa). It combines the functions of a Mill and an Estate by acting as an infinite source of food and coin, but not both; the Field must be configured to provide either resource at one time. Unlike its counterparts, the Field is very cheap, costing only 50 wood, but takes no less than 60 seconds to build and can only support up to 3 villagers.

The gather rates of Fields are as slow as Rice Paddies (0.5 food and 0.34 coin).

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Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
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)

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Like in several other parts of the world, agriculture was a staple of societies in many regions in Africa. Crops can fundamentally be divided into two categories: alimentary and non-alimentary. The former, prime examples of which in Africa include teff and millet, were grown to be eaten. The latter saw primary use for material and commercial purposes, with examples such as indigo (for dye) and coffee (technically also a consumable, but with primarily commercial value).

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