"Ships 4 Young Guard Grenadiers from the motherland."—In-game description
Garde Imperial 1 is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the French and can be researched at the Church once the Edict of Nantes Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, 4 Grenadiers named Young Guard will appear in the Home City shipment point.
- The French Expeditionary Company, available for the Chinese and the Indians in The Asian Dynasties through the Consulate by allying with the French, includes 4 Young Guards. Unlike the French version however, the Consulate version is automatically upgraded in every Age.
|Unique Church/Mosque technologies|
|British||Thin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers|
|Dutch||Coffee Trade · Waardgelders · Stadhouders|
|French||Code Napoleon · Garde Imperial 1 · Garde Imperial 2 · Garde Imperial 3|
|Germans||Tilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihander|
|John Black's Mercenaries||Indian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons|
|Knights of St. John||Corselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade|
|Ottomans||Tufanci Corps · Topcu Corps|
|Portuguese||Encomienda Manor · Besteiros · Order of the Tower and the Sword|
|Russians||Westernization · Kalmucks · Petrine Reforms · Bashkir Ponies|
|Spanish||Corselet · Quatrefage · Wild Geese|
|United States||Grand Encampment · American Patriots|
|All of the listed technologies require the Royal Decree Home City Cards unique for each civilization|