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An elite offensive army of swordsmen and ranged infantry.
—In-game description

The Territorial 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, once the Fortress Age is reached. It consists of three Changdao Swordsmen and Arquebusiers.


The Arquebusiers are a good ranged infantry unit good against heavy infantry and light ranged cavalry, but vulnerable to heavy cavalry. Changdao are good against heavy cavalry, and are overall strong in melee combat. Since the units compliment each other reasonably well, this army is commonly trained.

It is even more powerful when mixed in with the Forbidden Army, to offer cavalry to fend off enemy ranged infantry.


3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The Territorial Army trains in 33 seconds.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The Territorial Army trains in 29 seconds.
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