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Infantry is a tag from the class system of Age of Empires III, referred to as AbstractInfantry in the game files. Under the tag, there's also the Heavy Infantry subtag, and other units, usually called Light Infantry (but the AbstractLightInfantry tag refers to Shock Infantry).

On the other hand, Shock Infantry is a class that function like Cavalry, having similar roles and counters, but units under this tag don't have the Infantry tag.

Regarding counters, some artillery (Falconets, Heavy Cannons, etc.) and cavalry (Lancers, Mahouts, etc.) units have multipliers against units with the Infantry tag.

Infantry classification[]



  • The Light Infantry tag was added with the release of Knight of the Mediterranean.