"An anti-cavalry army of pikemen and ranged cavalry."
In-game description

The Ming 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. It consists of two Qiang Pikeman and three Keshiks.

Strategy Edit

Unlike most banner armies, the Ming Army is specifically designed to counter one unit type instead of two. Both Keshik and Qiang Pikemen are designed to counter heavy cavalry such as Hussars, and when combined with the Standard Army or Imperial Army, it offers the classic "triple pronged" counter, being able to counter light infantry, heavy infantry, and heavy cavalry.

A good way to use this army is to put the Keshik at the front and attack with staggered mode to reduce all enemy heavy cavalry hit points. If the heavy cavalry is getting too close, it's time for the Qiang Pikemen to flank them.

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