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Ships a large number of Gendarmes (Cuirassiers).
—In-game description

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.


3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The French Brigade costs 2,400 export.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The French Brigade costs 2,300 export.
Consulate shipments and technologies
Consulate british British2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade
Consulate dutch DutchChurch Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Livestock Pen Wagon · Dutch Brigade
Consulate french FrenchFood Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade
Consulate germans GermansFood Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade
Consulate japanese IsolationMilitary Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration
Consulate ottomans Ottomans6 Azaps · 4 Villagers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade
Consulate portuguese PortugueseFishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade
Consulate russians RussiansBlockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade
Consulate spanish SpanishMerchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade