|This article is about the minor civilization in Age of Empires III. For other appearances of the faction in the series, see Incas.|
- Quechua Huaminca: Inca infantry armed with a flexible spear. Good against cavalry.
- Quechua Bolas Warrior: Inca infantry that hurls bolas for a wide area of effect.
Quechua technologies are some of the best in the game. They focus on boosting an ally's economy, and troop training and movement speed.
|Quechuan Metalworking||175 food,
|Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, and Villagers gather from mines 20% faster|
|Quechuan Diet||250 food,
|Infantry and cavalry train time|
|Quechuan Mountaineering||300 food,
|Infantry get +20% speed|
Quechua units speak a variety of the Runa Simi language, also known as Quechua.
Notes: the first file is line spoken by the Incan Bolas Warrior and the second one by the Incan Huaminca. These are not used by the playable Inca civilization in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
- Select 1 Ari! - Yes!
- Select 2 Jai? - What?
- Move 1 Chjaaku
- Move 2 Gorriya
- Attack 1 Aytippe - Attack!
- Attack 2 Qu'utiya - Attack!
Age of Empires III
- Incan Chasquis Messengers reduces training time of infantry and cavalry by 25%, artillery by 10%, Black Flag Army by 12%, and Mongolian Army by 18%.
- Incan Chasquis Messengers reduces training time of infantry and cavalry by 15% and no longer reduces training time of artillery.
The African Royals
- With update 47581, the Incas were renamed to Quechua, including the units and technologies (receive new icons); Incan Metalworking renamed to Quechuan Metalworking, Incan Chasquis Messengers to Quechuan Diet and Incan Road-building to Quechuan Mountaineering.
- The Incas are one of the two new major civilizations for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition and the Inca minor native civilization was removed from all maps where it was previously present and replaced with Mapuche natives instead. They were still available as an allied Native American tribe in the Andes - Upper map (where play an important role in the Treaty game mode) and in the Last City of the Inca scenario of the campaign. Later they were renamed to Quechua and reintroduced in some maps.
|“||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|