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This article is about the game mode in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. For other uses, see Historical Battles.

The Historical Battles in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition are a collection of six standalone campaign scenarios, unrelated to either the Black family or the The Asian Dynasties campaigns, both of which are story mode campaigns. While the scenarios do not share an overarching story, they must be cleared in order to progress to the next scenario.


Note that some of these civilizations, are modified versions of already existing ones.

  1. Algiers (1516) (Barbary Pirates against Spanish)
  2. Christopher Da Gama's Expedition (1542) (Portuguese, with Ethiopian allies, against Somalians)
  3. Chuvash Cape (1582) (Russians against Tatars)
  4. Raid on the Caribbean (1586) (English against Spanish)
  5. Fort Duquesne (1754) (French against English)
  6. Battle of New Orleans (1815) (United States against English)

The expansion The African Royals adds three new scenarios.

  1. The Battle of the Three Kings (1578) (Moroccans against Portuguese)
  2. Fall of the Hausa (1804) (Hausa against Hausa)
  3. The Era of the Princes (1855) (Ethiopians against Ethiopians)

The upcoming Mexicans civilization adds another three scenarios.

  1. The Burning of USS Philadelphia (1804) (United States against Barbary Pirates)
  2. Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores in Spanish) (1810) (Mexicans against Spanish)
  3. Battle of Queenston Heights (1812) (Canadians against United States)

The Burning of USS Philadelphia scenario will be free for owners of the United States civilization DLC, and the Battle of Queenston Heights will also be available to owners of both United States and Mexican DLCs even if they purchase each DLC separately.