|“||Ships a large number of Gendarmes (Cuirassiers).||”|
The French Brigade is a Consulate shipment in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be sent by Chinese and Indians if they choose the French as their ally once the Imperial Age is reached. It ships fifteen Gendarme Cuirassiers.
The Gendarmes are highly effective units that easily demolish light infantry and artillery, and do reasonably decent against heavy infantry units due to their high area of effect, high base attack, and incredible hit points. The army is not very versatile though, and will easily lose to ranged cavalry and heavy infantry units, so it should be shipped with support from light infantry such as the Arquebusier.
|Consulate shipments and technologies|
|British Allies||2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade|
|Dutch Allies||Church Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Dutch Brigade|
|French Allies||Food Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade|
|Germans Allies||Food Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade|
|Japanese Isolation||Military Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration|
|Ottomans Allies||Levy · 4 Settlers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade|
|Portuguese Allies||Fishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade|
|Russians Allies||Blockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade|
|Spanish Allies||Merchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade|