Ships 4 Young Guard Grenadiers from the motherland.
—In-game description

Imperial Young Guard 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.

Imperial Young Guard, along with its further upgrades Imperial Middle Guard and Imperial Old Guard, is the only way for the French to acquire Grenadiers. In the Definitive Edition, however, the French can train Grenadiers once the "Grenade Launchers" Home City Card is sent. Researching Imperial Guard technologies will effectively upgrade the Grenadiers to Veteran and Guard levels automatically along with automatically adding the Incendiary Grenades technology.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • The technology is renamed Imperial Young Guard
  • The technology is made researchable from the Fortress Age. With update 23511, this change is reverted.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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