"Supports 20 population, which can be increased here with improvements. Also fattens livestock faster and trains Goats."—In-game description
The Village is a civilian building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Chinese. It combines the functions of a House and a Livestock Pen, with the addition of being able to be garrisoned and serving as a drop-off point for Home City shipments.
While much more expensive than Houses, Villages provide twice the population of Houses, which can be boosted even further with Home City Cards and improvements at the Village itself.
|Unit||Cost||Init. Food||Max. Food|
|100 food||50 food||300 food|
|80 food||50 food||500 food|
- The Water Buffalo requires the Water Buffalo Ranching Home City Card to be trained at the Village.
|200 wood||Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population|
|200 wood||Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Town Government|
|200 wood||Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires County Government|
|200 wood||Villages get +10% hit points and provides +5 population; requires Prefecture Government|
|Livestock fattens 25% faster|
|Spawns 2 Sentries; requires Village Defense Home City Card|
|Spawns 2 Irregulars; requires Village Defense Home City Card|
Further statistics Edit
As the Village can only be built by the Chinese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Nothing (cavalry, light infantry, and villagers when garrisoned with Village Defense Home City Card)|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Construction cost|| Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)|
Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Home City Cards Edit
As the Village is exclusive to the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Village|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
"During the late fourteenth century, the time of the Ming Dynasty, the Hongwu Emperor began a new policy of distributing vast amounts of land to local farmers. A product of a rural upbringing, the Hongwu Emperor favored farmers, and parsed the land, giving it to young boys who had reached manhood. To prevent the seizure of this land by corrupt landlords, he established non-transferable land titles and did away with taxation. The response was overwhelmingly positive. In 1393, the amount of land being cultivated rose drastically, at speeds never equaled by a later dynasty."
"Realizing that water conservancy would play a crucial part in the success of Chinese agriculture, the Hongwu Emperor focused on irrigation. He dispatched student from the Kuo-tzu-chien, or Imperial College, to develop massive irrigation systems and develop more than 40,000 ponds and dikes. Because of his decisive actions China experienced an agricultural revolution during the latter half of the fourteenth century."
|Buildings in Age of Empires III|
|Economic||Town Center · Trading Post · House (Europeans except British, Aztecs) · Manor (British) · Longhouse (Iroquois) · Teepee (Sioux) · Village (Chinese) · Indian House (Indians) · Shrine (Japanese) · Market · Mill (Europeans) · Bank (Dutch) · Farm (Native Americans) · Rice Paddy (Asians) · Livestock Pen (Europeans) · Sacred Field (Indians) · Fire Pit (Native Americans) · Mosque (Ottomans) · Consulate (Asians) · Church (Europeans except Ottomans) · Plantation (Europeans and Native Americans) · Factory (Europeans) · Capitol (Europeans)|
|Military||Outpost (Europeans except Russians) · Blockhouse (Russians) · War Hut (Native Americans) · Castle (Asians) · Dock · Monastery (Asians) · Barracks (Europeans except Russians, Indians and Japanese) · Stable (Europeans and Japanese) · Corral (Native Americans) · Caravanserai (Indians) · War Academy (Chinese) · Artillery Foundry · Saloon (Europeans) · Arsenal (Europeans) · Fort (Europeans) · Siege Workshop (Iroquois) · Nobles' Hut (Aztecs) · Dojo (Japanese)|
|Other||Field Hospital · Native Embassy · Wonders (Asians)|