|This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires III. For the civilization in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Incas (Age of Empires II).|
|Inca infantry armed with a flexible spear. Good against cavalry.|
|Inca infantry that hurls bolas for a wide area of effect.|
Incan improvements are some of the best in the game. They focus on boosting an allies economy, and troop training and movement speed.
|Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather from mines 20% faster|
|Infantry and cavalry train time -25%; artillery train time -10%; Black Flag Army train time -12%; Mongolian Army train time -18%; Skull Knights and Dog Soldiers spawn 25% faster|
|Infantry gets +20% speed|
In-game dialogue Edit
Inca units speak a variety of the Runa Simi language, also known as Quechua.
- Ari (Yes!)
- Jai (What?)
- Mut'uy (Fell)
- Jap'iy (Hunt)
- Aytippe (Attack!)
- Qu'utiya (Attack)
"The civilization we now call the Inca appeared as a small tribal group in the southern Peruvian Andes around 1200 CE, possibly migrating from Lake Titicaca. They emphasized community responsibility and mutual aid in the face of recurring wars with neighboring tribes. One of these struggles in the early fifteenth century led to the beginnings of imperial conquest. Two successive strong Incan leaders rapidly expanded their empire, which at its peak stretched over thousands of miles in mountainous terrain, from Ecuador along the Peruvian coast to southern Chile. The empire was spread less by war than by negotiation, alliances, and even bribery. The Inca seem to have been driven by the desire to spread their religious belief in a Sun cult.
The Inca were remarkable for their system of roads and couriers, and a complex irrigation system that made extensive farming possible in remote locations. Without writing, they did develop a complex counting system that used knots in colored threads called quimpos. Their cities and architecture were astounding, especially the massive stonework of incredible precision, assembled without metal tools.
The Spanish under Francisco Pizzaro appeared at a time when the Inca had just resolved a civil war between two brothers. The new emperor misjudged the small Spanish force and was captured. He offered a huge ransom of gold and silver, but Pizzaro reneged when the treasure was delivered, and executed his hostage. In a brutal campaign, the core of the Incan Empire was quickly overrun. By 1540, most of Latin America was in Spanish hands. The Inca were largely subjugated and forced to work on Spanish estates."—In-game history section
|Civilizations in Age of Empires III|
|European||British · Dutch · French · Germans · Ottomans · Portuguese · Russians · Spanish|
|Native American*||Aztecs · Iroquois · Sioux|
|Asian**||Chinese · Indians · Japanese|
|Native Americans||Apache* · Carib · Cherokee · Cheyenne* · Comanche · Cree · Huron* · Incas · Klamath* · Mapuche* · Maya · Navajo* · Nootka · Seminole · Tupi · Zapotec* (Former: Aztecs · Iroquois · Lakota)|
|Religious communities**||Bhakti Temple · Jesuit Mission · Shaolin Temple · Sufi Mosque · Udasi Temple · Zen Temple|
|Knights of St. John · John Black's Mercenaries · Circle of Ossus · Black Family Estate · United States|
|* = The Warchiefs ** = The Asian Dynasties|