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Morgan sails for Florida with the pirate Lizzie, hoping to catch up with the Spanish conquistador Delgado before he reaches the Lake of the Moon.

Spanish Treasure Fleet is the seventh scenario of Act I: Blood in Age of Empires III. Morgan and Lizzie caught up with Delgado and his Treasure Fleet.


The map's minimap, revealed.

Delgado ran his Treasure Ships aground to the coasts of Florida and Morgan needs to capture them. The main objective is to capture six of the eight vessels.

A Treasure Ship will be captured once the Outpost or Fort protecting it is destroyed. There is very little Coin to be mined on this map. Most of the coin is provided by controlling Treasure Ships. The more the ships controlled, the greater the coin trickle. 

There is merely one Gold Mine in the north, near a Treasure, as well as a Silver Mine to the southwest part of the map. Once the scenario is over, the cutscene shows the knights freeing Sahin from the Spanish.



  • Treasure Fleet (Spanish) - This player consists solely of the nine Treasure Ships scattered throughout the north half of the map. In order to beat the scenario, the player has to switch six of this player's ships to their control.


  • Spanish (Spanish) - This player is the only enemy of this scenario. Just when the game begins, the player will clash with two Galleons. They also control multiple Outposts and two Forts that guard the Treasure Ships. They begin in the Commerce Age and train basic Spanish units, such as Crossbowmen and Rodeleros, and also use War Dogs. Once their base, sited in the northwest, suffers critical damage, Delgado himself will join the fight.


Primary Objectives[]

  • Place a Town Center to establish your base.
  • Capture six total Treasure ships.

Secondary Objectives[]

  • Destroy any Spanish Forts. (300 xp each)
  • Kill Delgado. (1,000 xp)


There are a total of 9 treasures, 8 of which are guarded. In addition, the Spanish have an Explorer that can claim treasures before the player does.


The mission starts with a naval battle. Focus fire on one enemy ship at a time, using the ships' Broadside Attack. Once all ships are done, unload the ships at the north shore, where resources are abundant, and build a Town Center. Destroy the nearby enemy Outpost with the Mortar to gain control of a Treasure ship. Also, destroy the nearby Stockades to gain control of some Incan Huamincas. Have the Settlers collect the starting resources and then hunt for food.

Capturing Treasure Ships[]

Five of eight ships are outside of the Spanish base and are easily captured.  The remaining three requires to attack the base to destroy the outposts protecting the vessels.

After advancing to the Fortress Age, amass military units to send them with the Mortar to an elevated ridge north of the first Treasure ship. Bombard and destroy the Outpost guarding another Treasure ship. To the northeast lie more Stockades; destroy them to free some Incan Bolas Warriors who reveal the location of all the other Treasure ships.

Since gold will be abundant, it would be a sound initiative to train Buccaneers at Lizzie's Flagship.

Another Treasure ship lies to the west, but it is guarded by a Fort. To capture this ship, add more soldiers and Falconets and bombard the Fort with Mortars, while fending off Spanish forces. After that, the player can gather their army east of the enemy town and draw the enemy units outside and defend their base.

Delgado will eventually join himself after destroying enough buildings. Kill him and destroy the Outposts guarding the Treasure ships to win. Before that however, it is recommended to research Mercantilism and destroy a Fort south of the base to amass some extra experience.



  • The Incan prisoners kept behind the Stockades belong to a player simply described as (), without even a civilization listed.
  • The maximum extension of the Inca Empire included lands where today are the countries of Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. It makes no sense to find Inca prisoners in Stockades in Florida.
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Campaigns in Age of Empires III
AOE3Icon.png Age of Empires III
Act I: BloodBreakout · Into the Caves · Pirates! · The Ottoman Fort · Temples of the Aztec · A Pirate's Help · Spanish Treasure Fleet · The Fountain of Youth?
Act II: IceDefend the Colony · Strange Alliances · The Rescue · The Seven Years' War · The Great Lakes · Respect · Warwick's Stronghold · Bring Down the Mountain
Act III: SteelRace for the Rails · Hold the Fort · The Boneguard's Lair · The Lost Spanish Gold · Bolivar's Revolt · Journey Through the Andes · Last City of the Inca · Last Stand of the Boneguard
WarchiefsIcon.png The WarChiefs
Act I: FireWar Dance (War Ceremony) · The Rescue · Breed's Hill · Crossing the Delaware · Saratoga · Valley Forge · The Battle of Morristown · The Battle of Yorktown
Act II: ShadowThe Bozeman Trail · Red Cloud's War (A Reckoning) · Claims · Ambushed! (Urgent News) · Turning Point (To Stop a War) · Trust · Battle of the Little Bighorn (Battle of the Greasy Grass)
Names in brackets are the scenario's name in the Definitive Edition.
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
Act I: JapanThe Siege of Osaka · Uprising! · Clearing the Road · Last Stand at Fushimi · The Battle of Sekigahara
Act II: ChinaTo Finish a Fleet · Storming the Beaches · Lost Ships · A Rescue in the Wilderness · No Empire Lasts Forever
Act III: IndiaInto the Punjab · Fires of Calcutta · Resist! · Raid in Delhi · Company Confrontation
Age3DE Icon.png Definitive Edition
Historical BattlesAlgiers · Christopher Da Gama's Expedition · Chuvash Cape · Raid on the Caribbean · Fort Duquesne · Battle of New Orleans · The Burning of USS Philadelphia · Grito de Dolores · Battle of Queenston Heights
The Art of WarEarly Economy · Treasures · Home City Shipments · Booming · Build Orders · Early Defense · Early Offense · Land Battle · Naval Battle · Artillery
The African Royals
Historical BattlesThe Battle of the Three Kings · Fall of the Hausa · The Era of the Princes