The Papal Guard is an Industrial Age politician introduced in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, available to the French, Germans, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedes. Choosing him to advance to the next Age confers different benefits depending on the civilization:
- French and Germans: Pikemen and Crossbowmen are upgraded to the Guard level, and can be upgraded to the Imperial level in the Imperial Age.
- Portuguese: Same as the French and Germans, but the Crossbowmen are upgraded to Royal Guard and can be upgraded to Imperial Guard.
- Spanish: Same as the French and Germans, but the Pikemen are upgraded to Royal Guard and can be upgraded to Imperial Guard.
- Swedes: Same as the Spanish, but only applies to the Pikemen (as Swedes do not have Crossbowmen).
|Politicians in Age of Empires III|
|Commerce Age||The Governor · The Inventor* · The Logistician* · The Naturalist · The Philosopher Prince · The Quartermaster|
|Fortress Age||The Admiral of the Ocean Sea · The Adventurer · The Bishop · The Exiled Prince · The Gentleman Pirate · The Marksman · The Mercenary Contractor* · The Mohawk Statesman · The Scout · The Sergeant at Arms|
|Industrial Age||The Cavalry Marshal · The Engineer · The Grand Vizier · The King's Musketeer · The Logistician* · The Papal Guard* · The Tycoon · The Viceroy · The War Minister|
|Imperial Age||El Presidente · The General · The Inventor* · The Knight* · The Mercenary Contractor*|
|* introduced in the Definitive Edition|