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Morgan catches up with Sahin in the jungles of Central America - but are the Ottomans too powerful to defeat?

The Ottoman Fort is the fourth scenario of Act I: Blood in Age of Empires III. The knights arrive on the Yucatán Peninsula in search of Sahin The Falcon. It isn't long before they find the Ottoman command post.


The cutscene The New World shows the crew of Morgan's flagship make a few comments about never expecting to be in the Americas while the camera shows them standing on deck. It switches to the sight of a white Jaguar along the shoreline. Morgan warns them to be cautious, they can't be sure the wild beasts and Ottomans are the only dangers that lurk in the jungle.

This is the first scenario you may actually send for shipments from the Home City, and at the end of scenario, you may purchase additional Home City Cards.

Starting conditions[]


Primary objectives[]

  • Build a Town Center.
  • Go to the Home City and send a Shipment.
  • Find and ally with at least two local Natives.
  • Find and destroy the Ottoman Command Post and Town Center.

Secondary objectives[]

  • Destroy the Ottoman Fishing Dock. (500 XP)




  • Ottomans (Flag OttomanDE Ottomans) - Their base is sited on the westernmost part of the map, and includes a Town Center, a Barracks, a Stable, walls and special fortifications. They also have a Dock to the eastern part of the map, as well as Janissary patrols outside the base.



The strategy runs mostly on cutting off their fishing, which the game tells you to do anyway as an objective. Once that is complete keep them from rebuilding their docks by patrolling with the flagship until you can get some walls up to stop their villagers. Your ultimate goal is to destroy the small outpost they've built at the south western native trading post so you can put up your walls and towers in this area. This will choke the life out of their settlement, as you've cut them off from the largest source of resources on the map. This also transforms their withering colony into an experience mine as well.

Note: Difficulty - On the hard difficulty the native trading post is heavily defended, also any attack against the trading post will result in a heavy counterattack by the Ottomans. Make sure your walls are up to par before attacking the trading post. Also on Hard difficulty the Ottoman tactics will change, sometimes they will build plantations when they have exhausted their gold mines and begin sending mercenaries against you and age up to Fortress and produce falconets (which Rodeleros can quickly swarm).
Note: Natives - The natives on this map are the Maya (North), Carib (Middle) and Aztec (Southwest). The Aztec upgrade which ships chests of coin for every 2 minutes of game time is disabled and delivers no chests of coin. However it can still be purchased for 225 wood, be careful you do not waste resources on it. The Mayans and Carib are the best allies, both have upgrades boosting your infantry in combat.
Note: Fishing/Water - Always task 4 actual Fishing Boats on the single Whale on the map. Use Caravels and Canoes for fishing and watch out for Ottoman Galleys if they managed to get their docks rebuilt before the wall went up.


Campaigns in Age of Empires III
3Icon48px Age of Empires III
TutorialMaster the Basics · Try a Game
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
3WCIcon48px 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)
3ADIcon48px 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 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
Event scenariosBombard Brawl
Age3DE Icon The African Royals
Historical BattlesThe Battle of the Three Kings · Fall of the Hausa · The Era of the Princes
Names in brackets are the scenario's name in the Definitive Edition.