Hispaniola 3

Hispaniola is an island map in Age of Empires III, introduced in the 1.05 patch. It features a large island with a central mountain, obstructing travel. The waters around the island are rich in fish, and there is a large bay towards the northwestern side of the map that is filled with whales, providing an excellent source of coin. The two Native Settlements on each side of the central mountain are important choke-points for holding off enemy land attacks. Mines are sparse on this map, requiring players to build Plantations earlier or fight for control of the bay.


The map contains Carib natives, usually four to six, depending on map size. This means that all players have the chance of acquiring one. 

It advisable to be on guard for enemy raids, due to the strong raiding properties of Carib Blowgunners. 

Trivia Edit

  • The island of Hispaniola was the location of Spain's first American colonies.
  • Despite being depicted as barren and sandy, with sparse collections of palm trees, the island in reality is a lush forest.
  • It was named Insula Hispana, meaning the Spanish land. 
  • Deer may be present on this map due to the spread of European colonies.

History Edit

"Hispaniola is the second-biggest island of the West Indies, with the nations of Haiti located on the western third of the island and the Dominican Republic to the east. Its humid, tropical climate offers a nourishing environment to a wide array of plants and animals. With its rugged mountain ranges, coastal beaches, grassland savannas, and pine forests, Hispaniola provides an ever-changing panoply of environments and scenic backdrops.

For thousands of years, Native peoples thrived on Hispaniola. When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492, he was welcomed by the Taino Indians. Peaceful and generous, they were quite cooperative with the first Europeans - much to their eventual regret. Subsequent waves of Europeans repaid the Taino’s generosity with slavery and exploitation.

In 1493, the Spanish founded the first European settlement on Hispaniola: Isabella. It was but a short distance from the Cibao Valley and its much-desired deposits of gold. More gold was discovered on the south of the island, and the city of Santo Domingo was built nearby soon afterwards in 1496. It is estimated that within twenty-five years of the Spanish arrival, the Taino population had fallen from several million to approximately 50,000, from disease, warfare, and the slave trade.
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