"An anti-infantry army of rifle infantry and heavy cavalry."—In-game description
The Imperial Army is a Chinese banner army in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be trained at War Academy and Fuchuan, or automatically spawned for free by the Summer Palace Wonder, once the Fortress Age is reached. It consists of two Iron Flails and three Arquebusiers.
Iron Flails are a good all around heavy cavalry unit that do decent damage, have fairly high hit points, and do area damage. They are weak against heavy infantry and light cavalry. Arquebusiers are powerful against heavy infantry and light cavalry, making the double pronged combination powerful, although vulnerable to armies with large amounts of heavy cavalry. The Imperial Banner Army is useful against opponent who build a lot of light infantry, cannons, Heavy infantry, or light cavalry.
|War Academy||Old Han Army · Standard Army · Ming Army · Territorial Army · Forbidden Army · Imperial Army|
|Castle||Mongolian Army · Black Flag Army|