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This page contains all Home City Cards for the French civilization in Age of Empires III, including The WarChiefs and The Asian Dynasties expansions, and the Definitive Edition.

  • Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
  • Purple: Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times

In the Definitive Edition, all cards are unlocked by default; their availability is no longer tied to the Home City level.

French Home City 1.png
Card Description Age HC level
French Home City Cards 1 (2 Coureurs).png 2 Coureurs Ships 2 Coureurs des Bois
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French Home City Cards 1 (4 Coureurs).png 4 Coureurs Ships 4 Coureurs des Bois
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French Home City Cards 1 (3 Coureurs).png 3 Coureurs Ships 3 Coureurs des Bois
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French Home City Cards 1 (10 Coureurs).png 10 Coureurs Ships 10 Coureurs des Bois
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Spanish Home City 1 (300 Food).png Crates of 300 Food Ships 300 food
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (600 Food).png Crates of 600 Food Ships 600 food
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (700 Food).png Crates of 700 Food Ships 700 food
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10
Spanish Home City 1 (1000 Food).png Crates of 1,000 Food Ships 1,000 food
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10
Spanish Home City 1 (300 Wood).png Cords of 300 Wood Ships 300 wood
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (600 Wood).png Cords of 600 Wood Ships 600 wood
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (700 Wood).png Cords of 700 Wood Ships 700 wood
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10
Spanish Home City 1 (1000 Wood).png Cords of 1,000 Wood Ships 1,000 wood
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10
French Home City 1 (1600 Wood).png Cords of 1,600 Wood Ships 1,600 wood
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Spanish Home City 1 (300 Coin).png Chests of 300 Coin Ships 300 coin
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (600 Coin).png Chests of 600 Coin Ships 600 coin
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (700 Coin).png Chests of 700 Coin Ships 700 coin
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10
British Home City 1 (1000 Coin).png Chests of 1,000 Coin Ships 1,000 coin
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10
Spanish Home City 1 (7 Sheep).png 7 Sheep + 1 Homestead Wagon Ships 7 Sheep and 1 Homestead Wagon
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (15 Sheep).png 15 Sheep + 1 Homestead Wagon Ships 15 Sheep and 1 Homestead Wagon
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (7 Cow).png 7 Cows Ships 7 semi-fattened Cows
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (Covered Wagon).png 1 Covered Wagon Ships 1 Covered Wagon
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (2 Surgeons).png TEAM 2 Surgeons Ships 2 Surgeons
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1
French Home City 1 (Master Surgeons).png Master Surgeons Surgeons can be trained at the Church; Surgeon healing rate +50%
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Voyageur.png Voyageur The Explorer gets +50% hit points and attack, and can use Heal; Ships an Explorer Dog
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French Home City 1 (Northwest Passage).png Northwest Passage Coureurs des Bois get +20% speed and +3.0× multiplier against treasure guardians
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Spanish Home City 1 (Hot Air Balloon).png Hot Air Balloons The Explorer can summon a Hot Air Balloon to explore the map for a limited time
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Advanced balloon.png Advanced Balloon Ships an Advanced Hot Air Balloon
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Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 2 (8 Crossbowmen).png 8 Crossbowmen Ships 8 Crossbowmen
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1
French Home City 2 (10 Crossbowmen).png 10 Crossbowmen Ships 10 Crossbowmen
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (24 Crossbowmen).png 24 Crossbowmen Ships 24 Crossbowmen
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10
French Home City 2 (Tirailleurs).png Tirailleurs Turns Crossbowmen into Skirmishers
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Spanish Home City 1 (10 Pikemen).png 10 Pikemen Ships 10 Pikemen
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1
Spanish Home City 1 (24 Pikemen).png 24 Pikemen Ships 24 Pikemen
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10
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Hitpoints).png Long-range Infantry Hitpoints Crossbowmen, Skirmishers, and Revolutionary Sharpshooters get +15% hit points
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10
French Home City 2 (Ranged Infantry Attack).png TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack Ranged infantry get +15% attack
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10
French Home City 2 (Early Skirmishers).png TEAM Early Skirmishers Skirmishers, Cassadores, Forest Prowlers, Wakina Rifles, Sharpshooters, Neftenyas, Imperial Army, and Territorial Army can be trained in the Commerce Age; Longbowman, Strelet, Otontin Slinger, Gurkha, Yumi Archer, Jungle Bowman, Leather Cannon, Desert Archer, and Jaeger train time -20%
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French Home City 2 (7 Skirmishers).png 7 Skirmishers Ships 7 Skirmishers
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1
French Home City 2 (9 Skirmishers).png 9 Skirmishers Ships 9 Skirmishers
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1
French Home City 2 (8 Skirmishers).png 8 Skirmishers Ships 8 Skirmishers
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10
French Home City 2 (12 Skirmishers).png 12 Skirmishers Ships 12 Skirmishers
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10
French Home City 2 (14 Skirmishers).png 14 Skirmishers Ships 14 Skirmishers
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25
French Home City 2 (3 Hussars).png 3 Hussars Ships 3 Hussars
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1
Spanish Home City 2 (4 Hussars).png 4 Hussars Ships 4 Hussars
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Spanish Home City 2 (7 Hussars).png 7 Hussars Ships 7 Hussars
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10
French Home City 2 (Richelieu's Regiment).png Richelieu's Regiment Ships 6 Hussars and 2 Cuirassiers
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French Home City 2 (2 Cuirassiers).png 2 Cuirassiers Ships 2 Cuirassiers
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French Home City 2 (3 Cuirassiers).png 3 Cuirassiers Ships 3 Cuirassiers
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10
French Home City 2 (5 Cuirassiers).png 5 Cuirassiers Ships 5 Cuirassiers
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10
French Home City 2 (4 Cuirassiers INF).png 4 Cuirassiers Ships 4 Cuirassiers
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25
French Home City 2 (Thoroughbred).png Thoroughbreds Cuirassiers cost -15%
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French Home City 2 (6 Cuirassiers).png 6 Cuirassiers Ships 6 Cuirassiers
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25
French Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Attack).png TEAM Hand Cavalry Attack Heavy cavalry and Coyote Runners get +15% attack
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Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Hitpoints).png Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Heavy cavalry get +15% hit points
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Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Cavalry Combat).png Cavalry Combat Cavalry get +15% hit points and attack
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French Home City 2 (4 Dragoons).png 4 Dragoons Ships 4 Dragoons
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1
French Home City 2 (6 Dragoons).png 6 Dragoons Ships 6 Dragoons
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French Home City 2 (5 Dragoons).png 5 Dragoons Ships 5 Dragoons
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10
French Home City 2 (8 Dragoons).png 8 Dragoons Ships 8 Dragoons
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10
Mexican Home City 2 (1 Falconet INF).png 1 Falconet Ships 1 Falconet
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Mexican Home City 2 (2 Falconet INF).png 2 Falconets Ships 2 Falconets
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Spanish Home City 2 (2 Falconets).png 2 Falconets Ships 2 Falconets
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10
Ottoman Home City 2 (3 Falconets).png 3 Falconets Ships 3 Falconets
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French Home City 2 (Gribeuval System).png Gribeauval System Falconets, Culverins, and Horse Artillery get +25% attack; Heavy Cannons get +20% attack
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Spanish Home City 2 (Advanced Artillery).png Advanced Artillery Mortars and Horse Artillery can be trained in the Fortress Age
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Spanish Home City 2 (2 Mortars).png 2 Mortars Ships 2 Mortars
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Spanish Home City 2 (3 Mortars).png 3 Mortars Ships 3 Mortars
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Spanish Home City 2 (2 Heavy Cannons).png 2 Heavy Cannon Ships 2 Heavy Cannons
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Spanish Home City 2 (4 Culverins).png 4 Culverins Ships 4 Culverins
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Home City 2 (Grenade Launchers).png Grenade Launchers Grenadiers available at Artillery Foundry, Fort, and Galleon; Incendiary Grenades available at Arsenal; Grenadiers use a hand mortar to attack and get +2 LOS and range, and a ×0.5 multiplier against artillery
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French Home City 3.png
Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Native Lore).png Native Lore Native technologies cost no coin
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French Home City 3 (Improved Native Warrior Combat).png TEAM Improved Native Warriors Native warriors get +10% hit points and attack
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Spanish Home City 3 (Native Treaties).png Native Treaties Each different allied native tribe sends a shipment of their respective native warriors
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Spanish Home City 3 (Native Warriors).png Native Warriors Native warriors cost -25%
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10
French Home City 3 (Native Warrior Combat).png Native Warrior Combat Native warriors get +15% hit points and attack
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25
Spanish Home City 3 (Blood Brothers).png Blood Brothers Upgrade native warriors to Elite/Disciplined and Champion/Honored (if not already)
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French Home City 3 (Wilderness Warfare).png Wilderness Warfare Coureurs des Bois, Skirmishers, and native warriors get +20% hit points
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Spanish Home City 3 (Advanced Trading Post).png Advanced Trading Posts Trading Posts get a ranged attack and +20% hit points, and costs -40%
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Levy Icon.png Town Militia Town Centers get +50% attack and can use Conscription
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Spanish Home City 3 (Pioneers).png Pioneers Villagers get +65% hit points
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Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings).png Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
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Mexican Home City 3 (Frontier Defenses INF).png Frontier Defenses Ships 2 Outpost Wagons
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Spanish Home City 3 (Heavy Fortifications).png Heavy Fortifications Grants Bastion, Frontier Outpost, Fortified Outpost, Revetment, and Star Fort (if not already)
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Spanish Home City 3 (Advanced Arsenal).png Advanced Arsenal Arsenals can be built in the Commerce Age; provides Arsenals with Flint Lock, Paper Cartridge, Military Drummers, Pillage, Professional Gunners, and Trunion
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Spanish Home City 3 (Fort).png Fort Ships 1 Fort Wagon; Fort build limit +1
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French Home City 3 (Vauban Fortress).png Vauban Fortress Ships 1 Fort Wagon; Fort build limit +1
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British Home City 3 (Castramentation).png Castrametation Ships 1 Fort Wagon; Fort build limit +1; the Explorer can build Forts and Outposts
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Spanish Home City 3 (Extensive Fortifications).png Extensive Fortifications Outpost build limit +7; Walls, Outposts, and Forts get +25% hit points
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Spanish Home City 3 (Fencing School).png Fencing School Infantry train time -40%
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Spanish Home City 3 (Riding School).png Riding School Cavalry train time -40%
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French Home City 3 (Engineering School).png Engineering School Artillery and Grenade Trooper train time -30%; Heavy Cannons are trained 20% faster
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Spanish Home City 3 (Royal Decree).png Edict of Nantes Provides the Church with Code Napoleon, Imperial Young Guard, Imperial Middle Guard, and Imperial Middle Guard
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French Home City 3 (Cheap Church).png TEAM Cheap Church Church, Mosque, and Meeting House costs -80%; Town Watch, Gas Lighting, Standing Army, and Mass Cavalry cost -50%; Field Hospitals cost -50%; Monastery and Mountain Monastery costs -30%; Kebra Nagast, Book of Axum, and Solomonic Dynasty cost -10%; Community Plaza is free
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Spanish Home City 3 (Advanced Mill).png Advanced Mill Mills get +100% hit points and costs -50%
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Spanish Home City 3 (Advanced Market).png Advanced Market Markets get -20% buy/+20% sell factors
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Spanish Home City 3 (Advanced Plantation).png Advanced Estate Estates get +100% hit points, cost -31%, and can be built in the Exploration Age
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British Home City 3 (Advanced Dock).png Advanced Dock Docks get +100% attack and heal ships 50% faster, and warship train time -33%
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Spanish Home City 3 (Factory).png Factory Ships 1 Factory Wagon
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British Home City 3 (Robber Barons).png Robber Barons Ships 1 Factory Wagon
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10
British Home City 3 (Ranching).png Ranching Livestock Pens can train Cows
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Spanish Home City 3 (Assassins).png Assassins Upgrade Spies into Assassins with +100% attack and +5.0× multiplier against heroes and mercenaries
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French Home City 4.png
Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City (Fish Market).png Fish Market Fishing Boats and Caravels gather 25% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Rendering Plants).png Rendering Plant Fishing Boats and Caravels gather 30% faster
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French Home City 4 (Sawmills).png TEAM Sawmills Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather wood 10% faster; trees last 5% longer
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Spanish Home City 4 (Exotic Hardwood).png Exotic Hardwoods Coureurs des Bois gather wood 20% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Silversmith).png Silversmith Coureurs des Bois gather from mines 20% faster; mines last 15% longer
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10
Spanish Home City 4 (Royal Mint).png Royal Mint Coureurs des Bois gather coin 25% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Sustainable Agriculture2).png Sustainable Agriculture Coureurs des Bois gather from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies (food), and Fields (food) 15% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Refrigeration).png Refrigeration Coureurs des Bois gather food 20% faster
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25
Colbertism.png Colbertism Gives a trickle of 1.5 food
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French Home City 4 (Fur Trade).png Fur Trade Exchanges all food for 1.25× the coin
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Spanish Home City 4 (Sustainable Agriculture).png Stockyards Livestocks fatten 30% faster when tasked into Livestock Pens, Farms, and Villages
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Spanish Home City 4 (Furrier).png Furrier Coureurs des Bois gather from huntable animals 15% faster, and gather from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 20% faster; huntable animals last 7.5% longer; Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards last 10% longer
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Spanish Home City 4 (Spice Trade).png Spice Trade Coureurs des Bois gather from huntable animals, Berry Bushes, and Cherry Orchards 20% faster; huntable animals, Berry Bushes, and Cherry Orchards last 15% longer
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Spanish Home City 4 (Economic Theory).png Economic Theory Coureurs des Bois, Fishing Boats, and Caravels gather 10% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Rum Distillery).png Rum Distillery Coureurs des Bois gather from Estates, Rice Paddies (coin), and Fields (coin) 20% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Cigar Roller).png Cigar Roller Coureurs des Bois gather from Estates, Rice Paddies (coin), and Fields (coin) 20% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Textile Mill).png Textile Mill Coureurs des Bois gather from Estates, Rice Paddies (coin), and Fields (coin) 25% faster
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Spanish Home City 4 (Stone Masions).png Stonemasons Coureurs des Bois and wagons build buildings 65% faster
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10
Spanish Home City 4 (Land Grab).png Land Grab Mills, Livestock Pens, and Estates cost -40% and build time -75%
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British Home City 4 (Distributivism).png Distributivism Gives a trickle of 1.25 wood
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French Home City 5.png
Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 5 (1 Caravel).png 1 Caravel Ships 1 Caravel
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Spanish Home City 5 (2 Caravels).png 2 Caravels Ships 2 Caravels
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1
Spanish Home City 5 (1 Galleon).png 1 Galleon Ships 1 Galleon
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Spanish Home City 5 (1 Frigate).png 1 Frigate Ships 1 Frigate
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10
Spanish Home City 5 (Improved Warships).png Improved Warships Warships get +25% hit points and attack
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10
Spanish Home City 5 (1 Monitor).png 1 Monitor Ships 1 Monitor
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Spanish Home City 5 (Admiralty).png Admiralty Armor Plating, Carronade, Percussion Lock, Ship's Howitzers, Imperial Men-'o-War upgrade, and Imperial Monitor upgrade cost -40%
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French Home City 5 (Coastal Defenses).png TEAM Coastal Defenses Defensive buildings get +0.8× multiplier against ships
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French Home City 5 (Hire Holy Roman Army).png Hire Holy Roman Army Ships 4 Landsknechte, 5 Black Riders, and 7 Jaeger; costs 2,000 coin
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Spanish Home City 5 (Hire Swiss Pikeman).png Hire Swiss Pikemen Ships 12 Swiss Pikemen; costs 1,000 coin
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British Home City 5 (Hire Jaegers).png Hire Hessian Jaegers Ships 10 Jaeger; costs 1,000 coin
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French Home City 5 (Hire Black Riders).png Hire German Black Riders Ships 7 Black Riders; costs 1,000 coin
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French Home City 5 (Hire Fusiliers).png Hire French Fusiliers Ships 8 Fusiliers; costs 1,000 coin
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French Home City 5 (Hire Landsknecht).png Hire Landsknecht Mercenaries Ships 8 Landsknechte; costs 1,000 coin
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Spanish Home City 5 (Mediterranean Mercenary Army).png Hire Mediterranean Mercenary Army Ships 4 Stradiots, 6 Barbary Corsairs, and 3 Mamelukes; costs 2,000 coin
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Spanish Home City 5 (Mercenary Loyalty)..png Mercenary Loyalty Mercenary and native warrior shipments cost -25% (-10% for "10 Huron Allies")
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British Home City 5 (Hire Lil Bombards).png Hire Li'l Bombards Ships 3 Li'l Bombards; costs 2,000 coin
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Spanish Home City 5 (Recruit Privateer).png Recruit Privateers Ships 2 Privateers; costs 500 coin
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British Home City 5 (Recruit Privateer Fleet).png Recruit Privateer Fleet Ships 4 Privateers; costs 1,000 coin
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Theaters.png Theaters Upgrades the Tavern to the Theater which can train Ronin; Outlaws use -2 population
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Spanish Home City 5 (Hire Elmeti).png Hire Italian Elmeti Ships 6 Elmeti; costs 1,000 coin
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Hc 7 huron mantlet.png 7 Huron Allies Ships 7 Huron Mantlets; costs 450 coin
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Iroquois Home City 5 (18 Hurons).png 18 Huron Allies Ships 18 Huron Mantlets and upgrades them to Elite (if not already); costs 1,000 coin
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Tc infinite huron.png 10 Huron Allies Ships 10 Huron Mantlets and upgrades them to Elite and Champion (if not already); costs 1,000 coin
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Definitive Edition changes[]

Shared[]

  • The following cards are now INFINITE:
    • "10 Pikemen"
    • "10 Crossbowmen"
    • "1 Falconet"
    • "2 Falconets" (Industrial Age)
    • "2 Mortars"
    • "Frontier Defenses"
    • "1 Caravel"
    • "1 Monitor"
    • "Holy Roman Army"
    • "Hire Mediterranean Army"
  • "7 Sheep + 1 Homestead Wagon", is now INFINITE, also ships 1 Homestead Wagon, and renamed to "7 Sheep + 1 Homestead Wagon"
  • "15 Sheep" now also ships 1 Homestead Wagon and renamed to "15 Sheep + 1 Homestead Wagon"
  • Cows shipped by "7 Cows" are now semi-fattened (having 200 out of 500 food)
  • "Advanced Artillery" effect changed to allowing Mortars and Horse Artillery to be trained in the Fortress Age (from upgrading Falconets to Field Guns and Mortars to Howitzers)
  • "Grenade Launchers" added
  • "Native Lore" moved from Commerce Age to Exploration Age
  • "Advanced Trading Post" now increase the hit points of Trading Posts by 20% (down from 40%)
  • "Engineering School" now reduces Artillery train time by 30% (down from 40%)
  • "Frontier Defenses" no longer increase the hit points of Outposts by 25%
  • "Fort" now also increases the build limit of Forts by 1
  • "Castrametation" now also allows the Explorer to build Forts and Outposts
  • "Advanced Dock" now no longer reduce the train time of Fishing Boats and increases the ship repair rate of Docks by 50% (down from 100%)
  • "Advanced Plantation" renamed to "Advanced Estate"
  • "Sawmills" now also make trees last 15% longer
  • "Silversmith" now also make mines last 15% longer
  • "Furrier" now also make huntable animals last 7.5% longer and Berry Bushes last 10% longer
  • "Spice Trade" now also make huntable animals and Berry Bushes last 10% longer
  • "Medicine" now also reduces the cost of villagers by 15% but no longer affect Fishing Boats
  • "TEAM Coastal Defenses" moved from Commerce Age to Exploration Age and now adds +0.8× multiplier against ships to defensive buildings (down from +1.0×)
  • "Admiralty" effect changed to reducing the cost of Armor Plating, Carronade, Percussion Lock, Ship's Howitzers, Imperial Men-'o-War upgrade, and Imperial Monitor upgrade by 40% instead (from increasing warship train limit)
  • Although it is not listed in the patch notes, with update 23511, the "Dance Hall" card was changed to the "Theaters" card.

French-specific[]

  • "2 Coureurs" is now INFINITE
  • "Thoroughbreds" no longer reduces Cuirassier cost by 15%
  • "TEAM Improved Native Warriors" moved from Commerce Age to Exploration Age and now increase native warrior hit points and attack by 10% (down from 15%)
  • "Native Warrior Combat" now increase native warrior hit points and attack by 15% (down from 25%)
  • "6 Huron Allies" now ships 7 Huron Mantlets, costs 450 coin, and are accordingly renamed
  • "20 Huron Allies" now ships 10 Huron Mantlets, upgrades the Mantlets to both Elite and Champion, costs 1,000 coin, and are accordingly renamed
  • With update 13088, "Extensive Fortifications" now increase the build limit of Outposts by 7 (up from 6) and the hit point increase now affects Walls and Forts.
  • With update 20322, the French no longer have "Food Silos".
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